Banks Chandra Chatterjee( Bengali novelist, one of the founders of modern Bengali prose.)
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Biography Banks Chandra Chatterjee
Born June 27, 1838 in the Brahmin family in a village near Nayhati (Bengal). He studied at Calcutta University and twenty years old, received a Bachelor of Arts, assigned to the University of Calcutta. Having entered the civil service, most of his life he served as an assistant judge in various parts of Bengal.
Chatterjee's literary career began with the publication of poems in English, also wrote a novel in English wife Radzhmohana (Raj Mohan's Wife, 1864). Soon, however, switched to his native language: his first novel in Bengali daughter of the commander (Durgeshnondini,) appeared in 1865. Many of his novels and essays, first saw the light in which he founded the literary journal 'Banga Darshan' ( 'Mirror of Bengal'), who had a tremendous influence on the formation of the literary process in Bengal.
Time of action in most novels Chatterjee - India's past, the main theme - the revival of national spirit. His work contributed to the growth of Indian nationalism. Hymn 'Hail, Motherland' from his novel, The Cloister of Happiness (Ananda Math, 1882) sung everywhere during the independence movement.
Latent political radicalism Chatterjee linked with all his philosophy, is a combination of Hindu ideas of positivism About. Comte. In this position Chatterjee on everyday problems have always been conservative. Thus, his novels, The Poison Tree (Bishobrikho, 1873) and Will Krishnakanta (Krishnokanter Will, 1878), concerning the issue of remarriage of widows, caution against romantic love, destructive love happy families.
Died Chatterjee in Kolkata April 8, 1894.