Topic– Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
1) Discuss the contribution of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in the emergence of Bengal renaissance and Indian nationalism.(250 words)
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The question wants us to write in detail about the contribution and role played by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee In the emergence of Bengal renaissance and Indian nationalism.
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Introduction– write a few introductory lines about Bankim Chandra Chatterjee- e.g He was an Indian writer, poet and journalist who lived between 1838-1894. Chattopadhyay is widely regarded as a key figure in literary renaissance of Bengal as well as the broader Indian subcontinent.
Discuss the contributions of B.C Chatterjee towards Bengal renaissance and towards Indian nationalism. E.g Chattopadhyay’s earliest publications were in Ishwar Chandra Gupta’s weekly newspaper Sangbad Prabhakar; His first fiction to appear in print was Rajmohan’s Wife. It was written in English and is regarded as the first Indian novel to be written in English; Partly from a feeling of nationalism, (he) crossed over to Bengali and embarked on the project of creating the first modern corpus of Bengali; He also wrote Kapalkundala, Mrinalini, His Anandamath was the story of a group of monks (sanyasis) who fought the British. “The problem of culture was the main preoccupation of (Bankim Chandra); for he believed that the proper cultivation of all the faculties resulting in action and knowledge was the natural function of man; He also founded a monthly literary magazine, Bangadarshan, in 1872, through which Bankim is credited with influencing the emergence of a Bengali identity and nationalism etc.
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