Gopabandhu Das: Poems Written in Prison (Oriya)
Freedom fighter, poet, lawyer, and journalist Gopabandhu Das (1877–1928) was educated in English at a school in Puri. When he was in the sixth grade, his guru, Ramachandra Das, introduced him to Basudev Rath, a student of Sanskrit, saying: “I have introduced you two to each other; I have joined East and West.”1 The two friends would go to their guru every evening and continue their discussions with him till midnight.
KeywordsSixth Grade Male Friend School Textbook Close Associate Freedom Movement
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