Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay: From Bankim's novel Krishnakanta's Will, quoted from Elst, Koenraad (2001). Decolonizing the Hindu mind: Ideological development of Hindu revivalism. New Delhi: Rupa. p. 114-115
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Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
Data de nascimento: 26. Junho 1838
Data de falecimento: 8. Abril 1894
Bonkim Chondra Chattopadhyay or Bankim Chandra Chatterjee was an Indian writer, poet and journalist. He was the composer of Vande Mataram, originally in Sanskrit stotra personifying India as a mother goddess and inspiring the activists during the Indian Independence Movement. Chattopadhyay wrote thirteen novels and many serious, serio-comic, satirical, scientific and critical treaties in Bengali. His works were widely translated into other regional languages of India as well as in English.
Chattopadhyay is widely regarded as a key figure in literary renaissance of Bengal as well as the broader Indian subcontinent. Some of his writings, including novels, essays and commentaries, were a breakaway from traditional verse-oriented Indian writings, and provided an inspiration for authors across India.When Bipin Chandra Pal decided to start a patriotic journal in August 1906, he named it Vande Mataram, after Chattopadhyay's song. Lala Lajpat Rai also published a journal of the same name.
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„Prose must be written in language that is well understood by its readers. The world would hardly miss those literary works that are mastered by only half-a-dozen pundits.“
Peary Chand Mitra's Place in Bengali Literature (as quoted in Bengal Online http://bengalonline.sitemarvel.com/bankimchandra.asp)
— Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, livro Kapalkundala
Kopal-Kundala, Chapter IV: With the Kapálik translated by Henry Arthur Deuteros Phillips (1885)