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Rangalal Bandyopadhyay
Bakulia, Hooghly, British India
Died13May 1887
British India
OccupationPoet,literary, journalist and authors
Notable worksPadmini Upakhyan, Karmadevi, Shurasundari

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Rangalal Bandyopadhyay (Bengali: রঙ্গলাল বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়) (Born 1827 - died 13 May 1887) was a Bengali poet, literary, journalist and authors.[1]

Early life[edit | edit source]

In 1827 Bandyopadhyay was born at Bakulia village, Burdwan district. His original home was in Hooghly, West Bengal.[2] He lost his father when just a child. After studying at a local school at Bakulia and missionary school, he entered to Hooghly Mohsin College.[1] He was fluent in Bangla, English, and Sanskrit as well as Oriya.[3]

Career life[edit | edit source]

Bandyopadhyay's poems were first published in Sangbad Prabhakar, the magazine of Ishwar Chandra Gupta. He served as editor in both the monthly Sangbad Sagar in 1852 and the weekly Bartavaha published in 1856.[1] In 1855 Bandyopadhyay was appointed Assistant Editor of the newly published Education Gazette in which both his prose writings as well as poems were published. For some time in 1860 he taught Bangla Literature at Presidency College Calcutta. He joined government service and served variously as Income Tax Assessor, Deputy Collector and Deputy Magistrate.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

Bandyopadhyay's first, and perhaps most important, literary achievement is Padmini Upakhyan (1858), a historical romance of Rajput Rani Padmini based on Todd's Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan.[4][5] His important poetical works include Karmadevi (1862), Shurasundari (1868) and Kanchi Kaveri (1879). In 1872 he rendered Kalidas's Ritusanghar and Kumarsambhav into verse. His Nitikusumanjali is another poetical translation of Sanskrit poems. His Kalikata Kalpalata is considered to be the first historical work about Kolkata.[3] In 1882 he edited and published Mukundaram's Kavikankan Chandi. The other important books of this poem, which are varied in various fields of Bengali literature, are:

  • Padmini Upakhyan (1858)
  • Karmadevi (1862)
  • Shurasundari (1868)
  • Kanchi Kaveri (1879)
  • Bhek-Musiker Yuddha (1858)
  • Nitikusumanjali (1872)
  • Kavikankan Chandi (1882)

References[edit | edit source]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rangalal Bandyopadhyay-Banglapedia,Rangalal Bandyopadhyay National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh
  2. সেলিনা হোসেন ও নুরুল ইসলাম সম্পাদিত; বাংলা একাডেমী চরিতাভিধান; ফেব্রুয়ারি, ১৯৯৭; পৃষ্ঠা-৩৩৭, Template:আইএসবিএন
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Kolikata Kolpalata". Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  4. K. M. George. "Modern Indian Literature, an Anthology: Surveys and poems". Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  5. Sisir Kumar Das. "History of Indian Literature". March 1, 2018.

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