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.
- 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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