The Bengal Movement That Inspired Scientists and Litterateurs

The Logical Indian

August 23rd, 2016

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.

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Thousands Take To The Streets To March For Science In 25 Cities Across India

Raja Singh

BJP MLA Publicly Calls For Violence In Hate Speech Amidst Communal Tension In West Bengal

All You Need To Know About The Origins Of Naxalism

India’s Scientific Spending

India’s Scientific Spending Doesn’t Do Justice To India’s Scientific Accomplishments: We Should Invest More In Science

Group D Posts

25 Lakh Application For 6000 Group D Posts In West Bengal: PhD Holders Among Applicants

India’s First Ever Newspaper, James Augustus Hickey Was A Symbol Of Fearless Journalist

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Rs.100 Crore Fraudulently Transferred From Jharkhand Government’s Account To A Private Company

News

Goa Gets Its First Mobile Food Testing Van

News

11 French Tourists Allegedly Beaten By Local Boys In Uttar Pradesh; 8 Arrested

Awareness

SBI Changes IFSC Code For 1,300 Branches, Here’s How You Can Find Yours

News

Air India Seeks Loan Of Rs.1,160 Crores To Modify Planes For VVIPs

News

RTI Reveals 70 Cases Of Theft Of EVMs After Voting