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Ramananda chatterjee

Ramananda chatterjee


Born29 May 1865
Bankura, Bengal, British India
Died30 September 1943 (aged 78)
Kolkata, Bengal, British India
NationalityBritish India
EthnicityBengali Hindu
OccupationJournalist, Editor

Ramananda chatterjee

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Ramananda chatterjee (1865-1943) was a noted journalist and literature. He was born on 29 may 1865 at bankura. He was a brilliant student and after his graduation in 1890 from city college Calcutta, he joined them as a lecturer (1890-92). For a short period he was the principal of kayastha pathshala, Allahabad and honorary principal, visva bharti, santiniketan. But his fame rests on his journalistic endeavors. He made his debut as editor of pradeep, a Bengali monthly and came in contact with rabindranath tagore which developed into a lasting friendship. He started his own literary magazine prabasi which saw immediate success and grew into an institution for the Bengali speaking world. Then came his most famous venture ‘the modern review’ on 1907. It was a trendsetter for Indian journalism and had several eminent persons contributing to it. It, to this date, a widely quoted journal. Prabasi would regularly publish Tagore’s poetry and other writings and ‘the modern review’ would frequently publish English renderings, which enhanced the popularity of both.
  Never an important political figure, he was, however, an ardent member of the Indian national congress. But after the congress split in 1907 and the internment of Tilak he left the congress and devoted his energies to journalism. Later, he joined Madan Mohan malaviya’s congress nationalist party and presided over its Bombay conference. He took active part in the Ramananda chatterjee bookanti-communal awarn movement and presided over its Bombay conference in 1934. Thereafter, he moved closer to Hindu maha sabha and became its president. His one act of daring was the publication of J.T. Sunderland’s book India under bondage in his press. He was fined and jailed (1929) but he bore it with fortitude. Chatterjee’s most prestigious book was towards home rule in three volumes.

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