BJP to celebrate Bankim Chandra

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal will celebrate Bengali author Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, who wrote the national song Vande Mataram, rather than Rabindranath Tagore. State BJP president Dilip Ghosh said there is nothing new about Tagore to celebrate.

Bankim Chandra- important contributions:

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay wrote the national song Vande Mataram.

The 19th-century author’s novel Anandamath — which was set in the background of the Sanyashi Bidroho (the rebellion of monks in the late 18th century) — is considered to be one of key works on Bengal’s nationalism.

His first Bengali fiction is called ‘Durgeshnondini’ published in 1865.

He also wrote other famous novels like Kapalkundala in 1866, Mrinalini in 1869, Vishbriksha in 1873, Chandrasekhar in 1877, Rajani in 1877, Rajsimha in 1881 and Devi Chaudhurani in 1884. He brought out a monthly magazine called Bangadarshan in 1872.

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