Bankimchandra Chatterjee

Bankimchandra Chatterjee's Anandamath is based on the Great Bengal Famine of 1770 and the famous Sannyasi Revolt. When the British government and Nawabs levied heavy taxes on the farmers and commoner

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Bankimchandra Chatterjee's Anandamath is based on the Great Bengal Famine of 1770 and the famous Sannyasi Revolt. When the British government and Nawabs levied heavy taxes on the farmers and commoners following the famine, the Sannyasis came together in North Bengal and launched a major rebellion against them. What happens as a result of the rebellion? First published in 1882, Anandamath is considered one of the most important novels in the history of Bengali and Indian literature. Vande Mataram, a song first published in this book, was later declared the national song of India.

Born on June 27, 1838, in Kanthalpara village, Bengal Presidency, Bankimchandra Chatterjee belonged to an educated family. He obtained a degree in law in 1869 and was soon appointed as the Deputy Magistrate. A key figure in literary renaissance of Bengal, Chatterjee wrote a number of novels, essays, and poems. His first novel, Durgeshnandini, was published in March 1865. His other major works include Kapalkundala (1866), Mrinalini (1869), Vishabriksha (1873), Indira (1873, revised 1893), Jugalanguriya (1874), Radharani (1876, enlarged 1893), Chandrasekhar (1877), Rajani (1877), Rajsimha (1882), Anandamath (1882), Devi Chaudhrani (1884), and Sitaram (1887). Chatterjee breathed his last on April 8, 1894. He continues to be remembered for his literary achievements and social service.

ISBN-13

9789389567472

Reading Age

12+

Language

Hindi

Item Weight(gm)

200

Dimensions(cm)

19.6 x 12.6 x 1.1

Paperback

160

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