Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

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

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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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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
Credit: DNA - Published 5 days ago

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.
Credit: DNA - Published 6 days ago

A bust of Bengali icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was vandalised in the violence during BJP president Amit Shah's massive road show on Tuesday.
Credit: DNA - Published 6 days ago

Even as Trinamool Congress and BJP played whodunit over Tuesdayโ€™s violent clashes in West Bengal in which iconic reformer and educationist Ishwar Chandra..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 6 days ago

Among other things, he wrote the textbook that Bengalis still use to learn the alphabet of the language.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

Shah also accused TMC "goons" of vandalising the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar inside a college.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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