Bankim Chandra Chatterjee: Indira (Bengali)

  • Shohini Ghosh


Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838–1894) is widely considered the greatest Bengali novelist of the nineteenth century A deputy magistrate in the Indian Civil Services, he wrote one novel in English and thirteen in Bengali. Outside Bengal he is perhaps best known as the author of “Bande Mataram” (Hail Motherland), a Hindu patriotic anthem contained in Ananadamath (The Mission House of Ananda), a novel about the ascetic rebellion in Bengal in 1773.


Nineteenth Century Civil Service Moral Education Short Story Gender Study 
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