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India: The Derozio Affair - An Annal of Early Calcutta | Rudrangshu Mukherjee

28 September

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Economic and Political Weekly, September 9, 2017 vol III no 36

Rudrangshu Mukherjee

Hindu College was set up in Calcutta in 1817 as a pioneering institution to impart Western learning to its students. In 1831, its most outstanding teacher, Henry Louis Vivian Derozio, then only 22 years old, was compelled to resign. A look at the circumstances that forced his resignation attempts to reconstruct Derozio’s ideas and his teaching methods. The episode offers a glimpse of the intellectual ambience of early 19th-century Calcutta.

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The Derozio Affair: An Annal of Early Calcutta
by Rudrangshu Mukherjee (Sept 9, 2017)

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