On August 15, , India gained independence from British colonial rule. While this was widely welcomed across the Indian subcontinent, because it bestowed new levels of political autonomy and provided opportunities for redefining an Indian national culture and identity, it created a sense of conflicted nationalism amongst the people of Calcutta; and specifically, the Bengali Bhadralok or elite class. Although the residents of Calcutta desired freedom as much as the rest of India and spearheaded the independence struggle, anti-Western sentiment that accompanied the switch to the postcolonial challenged their perception of their own heritage. Calcutta had, for more than two centuries, benefitted from being the second city of the British Empire, after only London.
Rabindra Kumar Das Gupta
University of Calcutta
About fifty participants are expected to attend from around the world, primarily practicing Gaudiya Vaishnava devotees, although all are welcome. The course is designed for students over fifteen years of age, and will be taught in English. So, as both Srila Prabhupada and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura point out, the readers will relish increasing ecstasy in reading the original composition of these divine poetic texts in the Bengali language. There is also an online library where digital copies are available on demand. In addition to the preservation work at the library, the BRC team has made significant strides in conducting pioneering research in the field of Gaudiya Vaishnavism in collaboration with international universities, led by reputed devotee scholars worldwide. Over the last two years, they have also started MA and PhD programs on Gaudiya Vaishnavism in affiliation with Mumbai University, with students being guided by international devotee scholars. In the same conversation, when asked if devotees could have Dr.
Prafulla Chandra Ray
Wellesley backdated the statute of foundation to 4 May , to commemorate the first anniversary of his victory over Tipu Sultan at Seringapatam. Majumdar, Swapan . Fort William College aimed at training British officials in Indian languages and, in the process, fostered the development of languages such as Bengali and Urdu.
Calcutta Thesis is the popular name for the resolution adopted by 2nd Congress of the Communist Party of India held at Kolkata in The Communist Party of India's second congress at Calcutta on 28 February , the Zhdanov line of insurrection was adopted on the premise that 'free' India was only a "semi-colony of British imperialism". Open call for taking up arms, known as 'Calcutta thesis' and was closely identified with its main proponent and the then General Secretary, B. As a result, insurgencies took place in Tripura , Telangana and Travancore.