Banglar Itihas Historical Book by Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar PDF.
Book – Banglar Itihas (History of Bengal),
Author – Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar,
Format – PDF,
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar wrote the historical story Banglar Itihas (History of Bengal).
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was born on 26 September 1820 in Birsingha village of Medinipur district. His real name is Ishwar Chandra Bandyopadhyay and he sometimes wrote many works under the name Ishwar Chandra Sharma. His father was Thakurdas Bandyopadhyay and mother’s name was Bhagwati Devi. He was a prominent writer and educationist of Bengali literature. In the 19th century, he was widely known as an eminent educationist and social reformer and the discoverer of Bengali prose literature. He had significant contribution in Bangladesh as a social reformer.
How did Ishwar Chandra Banerjee become Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar?
He had immense knowledge in Bengali literature and Sanskrit language. The Hindu Law Committee gave him the title of Vidyasagar in 1839 AD for his literary offense. Later in 1941, his name was mentioned in the certificate of Sanskrit College. From then on he was declared as Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar from Ishwar Chandra Banerjee.
Passed with honors from the Sanskrit College on 29 December 1841 and was promoted to Head Scholar of Bengali Language at Fort William College. But after five years he left the college and joined Sanskrit College as Assistant Editor. But after a few days he resigned from there and was again appointed as head clerk at William College.
When Ishwar Chandra was appointed Professor of Literature?
In December 1850, Ishwar Chandra was appointed Professor of Literature at the Vidyasagar Sanskrit College and the following month he was appointed as the Principal of the college. During that time he skillfully promoted the development of education and greatly improved the Sanskrit College. Only Hindu Brahmin and Buddhist students had the right to study in the Sanskrit College, boys and girls of any other caste could not get admission in this college. He broke that practice and made it possible for all classes of Hindus to receive education in this college.
Moreover, he made many changes in the curriculum and made many reforms in the college curriculum. His notable achievement is that earlier Bengali grammar and algebra and mathematics were taught in Sanskrit. He was the first to introduce Bengali grammar through Bengali and mathematics through English instead of Sanskrit.
He made English language compulsory. He laid great emphasis on philosophy and Bengali curriculum.
He was able to establish 35 schools.
In 1955, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar took the initiative to establish new schools in various districts, especially Nadia, Burdwan, Hooghly, Medinipur, etc. for the development of education, especially women’s education. Between late 1857 and May 1858, he was able to establish 35 schools.
He paid special attention to women’s education so he was able to establish many girls’ schools. His written introduction to the Bengali language was first published in Easy Reading. His notable works are Upakramanika of Sanskrit Grammar, Grammar Kaumudi, Rijupatha, Betal Panchabinshati, Shakuntala, Sitar Banabas.
He gave a beautiful review of the governance system of Bengal in the book History of Bengal. Nawab Sirajdaula’s historical achievements are beautifully explained. Nawab Sirajdaula sat on the throne of Bengal and Bihar on 10th April 1756 AD. Explained how English and French colonialism came about in Bengal.
Banglar Itihas (History of Bengal) PDF File.