Name this social reformer, who contributed a great deal to education of women, opening 35 schools for women throughout Bengal

Name this social reformer, who contributed a great deal to education of women, opening 35 schools for women throughout Bengal

Name this social reformer, who contributed a great deal to education of women, opening 35 schools for women throughout Bengal
  • A) Dayanand Saraswati
  • B) Shashi Bhusan Chatterjee
  • C) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
  • D) Debendranath Tagore

Correct Answer is Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.

The social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, contributed a great deal to education of women, opening 35 schools for women throughout Bengal.

  • He was born on September 26, 1820, in the Bengal Presidency’s Midnapore district (now West Bengal).
  • Vidyasagar attended Sanskrit college from 1829 to 1841, where he studied Vedanta, Vyakaran, Literature, Rhetoric, Smriti, and Ethics.
  • Meanwhile, in 1839, he won the title of ‘Vidyasagar,’ which means Ocean of Knowledge, after competing in a Sanskrit knowledge test. Ishwar Chandra passed his law test in the same year.
  • In 1841, Vidyasagar became the Head Pandit of the Sanskrit Department at Fort William College.
  • Vidyasagar left Fort William College in 1846 to work as a ‘Assistant Secretary’ at the Sanskrit College.
  • In 1849, he helped John Elliot Bethune build the first permanent settlement in the United States.

Amazon Extraordinary Indians in Education Quiz Answers

  • Answer 1: Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
  • Answer 2: Pune
  • Answer 3: Madras Presidency College
  • Answer 4: IISC
  • Answer 5: Visva Bharati University

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