Men I Have Seen Book PDF By Pundit Sivanath Sastri

Men I Have Seen Book PDF Free Download

Men I Have Seen Book PDF Free Download

PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF PANDIT

ISWAR CHANDRA VIDYASAGAR.

ONE of the first remarkable personalities I came in contact with was Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar. It happened in this way.

I was brought to Calcutta in June 1850, by my father, who was then a teacher. in the Government Bengali School in Calcutta.

I was a boy of nine years then and came to reside in the Calcutta residence of my maternal uncle, the late Pandit Dwaraka Nath Vidyabhusan, subsequently the far-famed editor of the Somaprakash.

It was something like a large lodging house where the only meu of different ages, some students and others otherwise employed, lived and messed together.

I longed to see a female face and see the maternal smile, but alas! that pleasure was denied me, and I was left entirely in the company of men who by turns cooked their own meals and washed their own plates.

I was the youngest amongst them and was loved and petted by all. But their company for a young child like myself was highly injurious.

Their talk was coarse and vulgar, and the way in which some of them lived was immoral. Some of them actually tried to teach me bad things.

But fortunately, I was soon admitted into the Calentta Sanskrit. College where Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar was, the Principal. to whom boys along with others began to look up as a hero and a great man.

In the College, on our admission, we came under the new Vidyasagar regime.

A few years back Pandit Vidyasagar had introduced some great changes in the College regulations.

First, he had thrown open the doors of the College to others than the here born castes-Brahmins and Vaidyas; secondly, he had altered the old model of teaching, namely commencing with Mugdhabodha.

The well-known Sanskrit grammar, and had introduced in its place the practice of commencing the education of beginners with his own Bengali Primers called Bodhodaya.

AuthorPundit Sivanath Sastri
LanguageEnglish
Pages214
PDF Size5.0 MB
CategoryBiography

Report

Men I Have Seen Book PDF Free Download

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *