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Who is ishwar chandra vidyasagar ?
tell about him briefly!

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Asked by radhakrishnan, 21 Sep '07 07:42 am
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Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820-1891), born Ishwar Chandra Bandopadhyaya was a Bengali polymath and a pillar of the Bengal Renaissance. He was an academic, philosopher, educator, printer, entrepreneur, writer, translator, reformer and philanthropist. His efforts to simplify and modernize Bangla prose were significant. He also rationalised and simplified the Bengali alphabet
Perhaps Vidyasagar's greatest legacy is the result of his unflinching campaign to better the situation of Indian women, particularly in his native Bengal. Vidyasagar lived in a time where many social reformers, such as the luminaries of the Brahmo Samaj movement -- Raja Rammohun Roy, Keshub Chunder Sen, Debendranath Tagore -- and Christian missionaries like Alexander Duff, Krishna Mohan Banerjee and Lal Behari Dey, were attempting to reform Indian social practice. But unlike them, Vidyasagar did not seek to set up alternative societies or systems of manners; he worked for transformation of orthodox Hindu society ...more
Answered by L KINI, 21 Sep '07 08:45 am

 
  
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Google him for right info
Answered by sai pothuri, 21 Sep '07 07:45 am

 
  
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Read here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishwar_Chandra_Vidyasagar
Answered by Saj Sierra, 22 Sep '07 01:39 am

 
  
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iswar is my director, chandra is purchase manager, vidya is receptionist, sagar is supervisor
Answered by Singh Yadvendra, 21 Sep '07 07:46 am

 
  
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There is an anecdote regarding him.

He was to have addressed a gathering, his attire was simple as is the case with great people, and he reached the venue. The security personnel refused to let him in as he did not know I C Vidyasagar by face and also he was in dhoti. Only after somebody recognised IC Vidyasagar that he was accorded a welcome with due respect!

This pained him as people liked to ape the west and respected a suited-booted person more than a dhoti clad person.
Answered by Radha Rao, 22 Sep '07 11:23 pm

 
  
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