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Author Hatcher, Brian A

Title Vidyasagar : the Life and After-life of an Eminent Indian
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014


Description 1 online resource (209 pages)
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Glossary; Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Life and the Stories; 2. Akhiladdin's Song; 3. Man in Motion; 4. The Stuff of Legends; 5. Salty Water; 6. A Tale of Two Pandits; Conclusion; Bibliography; About the Author; Index
Summary This book offers a new interpretation of the life and legacy of the Indian reformer and intellectual, Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar (1820-91). Drawing upon autobiography, biography, secondary criticism and a range of Vidyasagar's original writings in Bengali, the book interrogates the role of history, memory and controversy, and emphasises the key challenge of pinning down the identity of an enigmatic and multi-faceted figure. By examining lesser-known works of Vidyasagar (including several pseudonymous and posthumous works) alongside the evidence of his public career, the author c
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Subject Bidyāsāgara, Īśvaracandra, 1820-1891.
SUBJECT Bidyāsāgara, Īśvaracandra, 1820-1891 fast
Subject Authors, Bengali -- 19th century -- Biography
Educators -- India -- Bengal -- Biography
Social reformers -- India -- Bengal -- Biography
Authors, Bengali
Social reformers
India -- Bengal
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317559641