Parasuram Granthabali (Vol. 1-3)

Parasuram Granthabali (Vol. 1-3)

Rajshekhar Basu / Jun 16, 2019

Parasuram Granthabali Vol Rajsekhar Basu or Parashuram was one of the most venerated figures of th century Bengal A leading light of Bengali literature Rajsekhar was a remarkable personality He was a chemist by profession

  • Title: Parasuram Granthabali (Vol. 1-3)
  • Author: Rajshekhar Basu
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rajsekhar Basu, or Parashuram, was one of the most venerated figures of 20th century Bengal A leading light of Bengali literature, Rajsekhar was a remarkable personality He was a chemist by profession, but his expertise ranged over the fields of mechanical engineering, cottage industries, linguistics, lexicography and the scriptures Above all, he was a humorist par exelRajsekhar Basu, or Parashuram, was one of the most venerated figures of 20th century Bengal A leading light of Bengali literature, Rajsekhar was a remarkable personality He was a chemist by profession, but his expertise ranged over the fields of mechanical engineering, cottage industries, linguistics, lexicography and the scriptures Above all, he was a humorist par exellence, and an astonishingly creative writer.Rajsekhar was born on 16th March, 1880, at his maternal uncle s home in Barddhaman district He was the second son and sixth child of Chandrasekhar and Laxmimani Devi Rajsekhar spent his infancy and childhood in Darbhanga He was an inquisitive child and would often take his toys apart in order to experiment with them In an essay on Rajsekhar, Shashisekhar, his elder brother, writes about how his interest in science manifested itself right from his boyhood He had put together a laboratory at home equipped with two cupboards of various chemicals he would forecast the weather by looking at a barometer that he had hung on the wall, would write prescriptions of cough mixtures for his family members, and later, would even go to the Temple Medical School to dissect corpses At the age of 14 years and 9 months, Rajsekhar passed the Entrance Examination in the first division His schooling was in Darbhanga, and Hindi was like a mother tongue to him In fact, when he was very young, he did not even know Bengali very well parabaas translation dRajsekhar was introduced into the world of Bengali literature when he went to Patna to study for the F.A degree Some of his classmates were Bengali, and through their discussions about Bengali literature, his interest in the subject was aroused His younger brother Girindrasekhar 1887 1953 was a scientist by profession, but also wrote delightful books for children Later he came to Calcutta and passed the B.A and M.A examinations from Presidency College Two years later, he completed a B.L degree as well, but went to court for only three days Science had been his principal interest since his childhood, and he gave up the legal profession to return to science.Around this time, he met Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy, who invited Rajsekhar to join him at Bengal Chemical, a company he had founded In 1903, Rajsekhar joined Bengal Chemical as a chemist Within a year, he became the Manager and Secretary of the company Under his leadership, Bengal Chemical became established as a flourishing house of research and manufacturing For a full thirty years, Rajsekhar worked for Bengal Chemical Even after his retirement, he remained associated with the company until his death.Rajsekhar entered the world of letters in the 1920s His first book of stories, Gaddalika was well received Rabindranath found the book delightful In 1931, when Chalantika, a Bengali dictionary, was published, Rabindranath wrote, At long last, we have a dictionary for Bengali The concise grammar for Bengali that you have included in the appendix is also wonderful Chalantika also included Rajsekhar s first efforts to reform and rationalize Bengali orthography A few years after the publication of Chalantika, Calcutta University formed a committee to formulate a set of guidelines governing the spelling of Bengali words Rajsekhar served as the chairman of this committee The recommendations of this committee were accepted by the literary giants of the day, including Rabindranath and Sharatchandra Chattopadhyaya.Rajsekhar also played a major role in the history of printing in Bengal Sureshchandra Majumdar is credited with creating the first linotype in Bengali Rajsekhar was his principal assistant in this endeavour The second edition of Parashuram s Hanumaaner Swapna and other stories was the first book to be completely printed in Bengali linotype.Rajsekhar was a man with diverse other achievements He was an active member of the National Council of Education he served on the Bangiya Sahitya Parishad he even provided covert assistance to the revolutionaries of the Independence Movement in the shape of money, chemicals and the methods to build bombs.Rajsekhar received a good deal of recognition for his writing, but one has the feeling that he did not receive his due because his works were principally in a humorous vein Calcutta University awarded the Jagattarini and Sarojini medals to him in 1940 and 1945, but it was only in 1957 that the University decided to award him the D.Litt Jadavpur University followed suit the next year Krishnakali and other stories won the Rabindra Purashkar in 1955, and in 1956, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan In 1958, he was given the Akademi Purashkar for Anandibai and other stories One feels, however, that these awards and accolades which came to him when he was in his seventies should have been awarded much earlier.Rajsekhar s personal life was not a happy one His son in law, a learned and well respected man, died of a terminal illness when he was still very young, and his daughter, his only child, died of heartbreak the same day In 1942, he lost his wife as well He lived for almost 18 years after his wife s demise and wrote a great deal during this time, but he did not allow his personal tragedies to colour his writing He also remained actively involved with Bengal Chemical till his last day.Even after a debilitating stroke in 1959, he continued writing On 27th April, 1960, he suffered a second stroke while he was resting and died in his sleep.

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      • Rajshekhar Basu

        Rajshekhar Basu Bengali , better known by the pen name Parashuram March 16, 1880 April 27, 1960 was a Bengali writer, chemist and lexicographer He was chiefly known for his comic and satirical short stories, and is considered the greatest Bengali humorist of the twentieth century He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956.Basu began his writing career in the 1920s He adopted the pen name of Parashuram while writing humorous pieces for a monthly magazine The name was not, apparently, an homage to the Parashurama of mythology In fact, Basu simply borrowed the surname of someone at hand, the family goldsmith, Tarachand Parashuram His first book of stories, Gaddalika, was published in 1924 and drew praise from such personalities as Rabindranath Tagore.In 1937, when he published Chalantika, a monolingual Bengali dictionary, Rabindranath commented At long last, we have a dictionary for Bengali The concise grammar for Bengali that you have included in the appendix is also wonderful Chalantika also included Basu s first efforts to reform and rationalize Bengali orthography A few years before its publication, in 1935, Calcutta University formed a committee, chaired by him, to formulate a set of guidelines governing the spelling of Bengali words The recommendations of this committee were broadly accepted, and Chalantika is still in use today.


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