Short Essay on Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar

Write an essay on Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar in English.

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, the famous Indian educator and social reformer, was born on 26th September 1820 in the village Birsingha of the undivided Midnapore district of West Bengal.

He was a strong personality who fought profoundly against every ill practice that society imposed upon women at that time.

His quest for knowledge was so intense and he was so excellent in Sanskrit literature that he was entitled as “Vidyasagar”, the ocean of knowledge.

  In 1891, Vidyasagar joined Fort William college as the head of the Sanskrit department. Later in 1851, He became the principal of Sanskrit college. In 1855 he became the Special Inspector of schools and worked hard to improve the quality of education in remote rural areas of Bengal.

He wrote many books like Bornoporichoy, Kathamala, Upakramonika, Byakaran Koumudi, etc.

He is known as the father of Bengali prose Because of his effort on rationalisation and simplification of Bengali prose and the reconstruction of Bengali alphabet.

  Being an ardent advocate of widow remarriage and after overcoming so much opposition from orthodox society, he became able to make this an Act on 26th July 1856.

Vidyasagar was always vocal against child marriage and polygamy. Realizing education as a tool for the emancipation of all oppressions, he opened many schools for girls.

Being a very kind-hearted person, he always helped the poor and the distressed. That’s why he is also called “Dayar Sagar”, the ocean of generosity.

This great scholar and the key figure of the Bengal Renaissance passed away on July 29 in 1891.

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