Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

Literary lion

Sung by generations of Indians to salute the motherland, Vande Mataram was written by Bengali writer Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay.

The ancient tradition

Ratha Yatra is a festival that has stood the test of time and is celebrated as widely today as the time of its advent.

Remembering Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Primarily known for his contribution towards creating a Bengali primer, the Borno Parichay, and for his sustained efforts at improving the status of the Hindu women, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was one of the greatest reformers from Bengal. Following the vandalism of Vidyasagar’s statue in Bengal, Sahapedia takes a look at the legacy of the Bengali thinker whose works are integral to Indian modernity

Devi Chaudhurani in Jalpaiguri: Myth, History & Mystery

The characters of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's legendary novel 'Devi Chaudhurani' are not mere fictional, but they rather consider them as historical personalities who not only appeared in Bankim Chandra's novel but had their footsteps in the real world too.

Bagha Jatin: The Unsung Hero

It is unfortunate that the supreme sacrifice made by Bagha Jatin and his associates is little known outside Bengal and Odisha, although there is no dearth of well-documented historical records. Long before Independence in 1947, there was an attempt under the leadership of Bagha Jatin and Narendranath Bhattacharya better known as MN Roy et al in 1915 — during World War-I — to attain Independence through armed insurrection in cooperation with Germany