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Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Indian philosopher, academic, writer, translator, entrepreneur, social reformer and philanthropist

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Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar: Indian philosopher, academic, writer, translator, entrepreneur, social reformer and philanthropist
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar CIE, born Ishwar Chandra Bandyopadhyay, was a Bengali polymath from the Indian subcontinent, and a key figure of the Bengal Renaissance. He was a philosopher, academic educator, writer, translator, printer, publisher, entrepreneur, reformer and philanthropist. His efforts to simplify and modernize Bengali prose were significant. He also rationalized and simplified the Bengali alphabet and type, which had remained unchanged since Charles Wilkins and Panchanan Karmakar had cut the first (wooden) Bengali type in 1780.

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Bengal has surpassed Kashmir violence: PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi alleges that 'TMC goons" had desecrated the bust of Bengal's icon, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar during Amit Shah's road show on Tuesday
DNA - Published

Mamata Banerjee says vandalism of statues not new for BJP, lists past incidents

A bust of 19th century Bengali icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was vandalised in the violence during BJP president Shah's massive road show on Tuesday.
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha Polls: PM Modi says TMC workers vandalised Vidyasagar's bust, promises grand statue at the same spot

A bust of Bengali icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was vandalised in the violence during BJP president Amit Shah's massive road show on Tuesday.
DNA - Published

Both BJP, TMC responsible for systemic attack on Bengal, says CPM

Even as Trinamool Congress and BJP played whodunit over Tuesday’s violent clashes in West Bengal in which iconic reformer and educationist Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s bust was vandalised, rivals..
IndiaTimes - Published

Who is Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar? 10 things to know

Among other things, he wrote the textbook that Bengalis still use to learn the alphabet of the language.
DNA - Published

Amit Shah says BJP not behind Kolkata violence, blames TMC

Shah also accused TMC "goons" of vandalising the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar inside a college.
DNA - Published

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