The Bengal Movement That Inspired Scientists and Litterateurs

The Logical Indian

August 23rd, 2016 / 3:43 PM

Image Courtesy: wikimediawikimedianewyorker

What is Bengal Renaissance?
Bengal Renaissance signifies the cultural and intellectual upsurge among the intellects of Bengal region. Raja Ram Mohan Roy is widely believed to have been the pioneer who started the movement, the movement which had a blend of people from all walks of life including journalists and artists.


An intellectual awakening
Bengal underwent an intellectual awakening that had no parallels in India’s history, the people who emerged during the time shaped thoughts and beliefs that were way ahead of time and also laid the foundation of ‘modern’ Indian society. The intellectuals took on various issues, some took up science, some confronted religion and the beliefs which came along with it, some propagated Atheism and rationalism, whatever the cause may be the Bengal Renaissance like its European counterpart unleashed a potential that would shape India’s future.


Literary aspect
The 1857 rebellion further gave much impetus to the renaissance movement that saw a splurge in literature movement. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee was considered as one of most brilliant writers who gave impetus to the movement. Rabindra Nath Tagore who was very keen on the subject of educational reform and his literary work was also the winner of Nobel Prize For Literature in 1913, the first Asian to win the award.


Science
Science in Bengal also got a huge lift during the Bengal renaissance, many scientists from Bengal took up path-breaking work in science. The people who achieved laurels in the field of science during this period includes Mahalanobis, Sathyendranath Bose, and Jagadish Chandra Bose. Mahalanobis later founded the Indian statistical institute and contributed significantly for large-scale surveys.


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Human Trafficking

Inspired By True Events, A Girl’s Fight Against All Odds To Free Her Sister From A Human Trafficking Ring

Meet The Rickshaw Puller Turned Writer Who Inspired Many With His Speech In This Year’s Jaipur Lit Fest.

glitter

Why Do Scientists Think That Glitter Should Be Banned? All You Need To Know About It And Its Harmful Effects

Ragpickers And The Movement To Tackle Waste Management Are Threatened Under GST

Browned Bread, Chips, And Potatoes Could Cause Cancer, Say Food Scientists

Phogat Sisters

When The Phogat Sisters Inspired An Entire Village In Haryana

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

MP: To Televise PM Modi’s Live Speech, 450 Cows Forced Out Of Cowshed, 8 Starved To Death

News

HC Gives BBMP Time Till 24th September To Fill Up 2,172 Potholes In Bengaluru

News

Gujarat And Uttarakhand Are Not ODF States As Declared: CAG Report

News

“Evil Agenda Of Pakistan Stands Exposed”, India Cancels Talks With Pakistan

Sports

Kohli And Chanu To Get Khel Ratna, Bajrang Punia Misses Out Despite Maximum Points

News

Indian Govt Proposed Reliance Name For Rafale Deal, We Didn’t Have A Say In This: Ex-French President

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.