Dvija Madhab

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Dvija Madhab (Bengali: দ্বিজ মাধব), or Madhabacharya (Bengali: মাধবাচার্য) (c. 16th century), was a Bengali poet of the Middle Ages and one of the most significant contributor to Chandimangalkavya tradition of medieval Bengali literature. His work, Sarada Charit (Bengali: সারদাচরিত), also known as Sarada Mangal Jagaran (Bengali: সারদামঙ্গল জাগরণ) or Mangalchandir Geet (Bengali: মঙ্গলচণ্ডীর গীত), was probably written in 1579.[1][2]

Dvija Madhab was born in Saptagram-Tribeni region of modern-day Hooghly district of Indian state of West Bengal.[3] His father Parashar, as mentioned in the Sarada Charit, was a Brahmin.[3] Dvija Madhab is also attributed as the author of Sri Krishna Mangal, another narrative poem popular among the Vaishnavas; but its authorship is doubted by scholars.[1]

The manuscripts of Dvija Madhab’s work are found in Chittagong region of modern-day Bangladesh, where the poet probably had migrated from western Bengal in his later years.[3]


  1. ^ a b Chatterjee, Dr Partha (2008). Bangla Sahitya Parichay [History of Bengali Literature] (in Bengali). Kolkata: Tulsi Prakashani. pp. 123–25. ISBN 81-89118-04-8. 
  2. ^ Bhattacharya, Ashutosh (2009). Bangla Mangal Kabyer Itihas [A History of Medieval Narrative Poetry] (in Bengali) (12th ed.). Kolkata: A. Mukherjee and Co. p. 394. 
  3. ^ a b c Bandyopadhyay, Asit Kumar (2006-07) [1962]. Bangla Shityer Itibritta [History of Bengali Literature] (in Bengali). II (4th ed.). Kolkata: Modern Book Agency Private Ltd. pp. 95–96.  Check date values in: |date= (help)