Jogesh Chandra Bagal

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Jogesh Chandra Bagal
যোগেশচন্দ্র বাগল
Born 27 May 1903
Chalisa, Barisal, Bengal, British India
Died 1972 (aged 69)
Barrackpore, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Bengali Hindu
Occupation Journalist, Historian
Religion Hinduism
Parents Jagadbandhu Bagal
Tarangini Devi

Jogesh Chandra Bagal (Bengali: যোগেশচন্দ্র বাগল) (27 May 1903 - 1972) was an Indian journalist, historian and writer.[1]

Early life[edit]

Bagal was born Jagadbandhu and Tarangini Devi at Chalisa village in Barisal district on 27 May 1903. After completing his secondary education he took admission to City College and finally graduated from the University of Calcutta.

Career[edit]

At the age of 26, he joined Prabasi and Modern Review as a journalist. His colleagues were Brajendranath Bandyopadhyay, Sajanikanta Das and Nirad Chandra Chaudhuri. In 1935, he became a columnist in Desh on international affairs. In 1940, at the age of 37, Bagal completed his first research work Bharater Muktisandhani. In 1960, he founded Sahityika, a literary organization in Barrackpore. By 1961, he completely lost his sight. He continued his studies and research and completed five research works through dictation.

Books[edit]

  • 1953. History of the Indian Association. Indian Association. Library of Congress: DS401.I3553 B33.
  • 1953. Peasant Revolution in Bengal. Bhrati Library. OCLC Number: 17606172.
  • History of the Government College of Arts and Crafts.
  • 1972. Muktir Sandhane Bharat. University of Michigan. Library of Congress: DS485.B48 B27.
  • 1963. Unavimsha Shataker Bangla. Rañjana Pābliśiṃ Hāusa. Library of Congress: DS486.B46 B3.
  • Kalkatar Samskriti Kendra.
  • 1968. Hindu Melar Itibritta. Maitri. OCLC Number: 417390882.
  • 1971. Banga Samskritir Katha. Basudhārā Prakāśanī. Library of Congress: HS81.I5 B3.
  • 1976. Dirojio. Kalikātā: Jijñāsā. Library of Congress: LA2383.I62 D453.

Awards[edit]

Legacy[edit]

In 2003, the municipality named a road after him and erected a bronze statue of him.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kolkatar Kadcha". Anandabazar Patrika. July 11, 2011.