Bankim Chandra Chatterjee : facts, biography, information

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee also known as Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadyay was famous Indian writer and novelist. He is the author of Indian national song "Vande  Mataram".
  • He was born on 27 June, 1838 in kanthalpara, North 24 Parganas,West Bengal.
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    Bankim Chandra Chatterjee(1838-1892)
  • He was born in a Bengali Brahmin family. His father was Jadabchandra Chattopadhyay and his mother was durgadevi. His father was a government officer and Deputy collector.
  • He studied at Mohsin college of hooghly. Later he took admission in the presidency college of Calcutta. He also had a degree in law.
  • He started his career as a deputy collector and later became a deputy magistrate. He served as a government officer for about thirty years.
  • 'Rajmohans wife' was his first fiction which was published. His first novel 'Durgeshnondini' was published in 1865. His other novels are - 'kapalkundala' (1866), 'mrinalini' (1869), 'vishbriksha' (1873), 'chandrasekher' (1877), 'rajani' (1877), 'anand math' (1882), 'devi chaudhurani' (1884).
  • Among the novels his most popular novel is anand math. This novel includes the song 'vande mataram'. This novel inspired the freedom fighters to fight for their country.
  • In April 1892 ,he started 'Bangadarshan' a Bengali literary magazine.
  • He was died on 8 April, 1894.