Bankim Chandra Chatterjee wrote the iconic hymn “Vande Mataram”, which later became an anthem for freedom fighters across the country. He served as a civil servant in the Government of British India. This administrative role exposed him to the repressive policies and injustices perpetuated by the colonial rulers, which fueled his passion for social reform and national awakening. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee’s influence extended far beyond his literary potential. He supported the education and empowerment of women, challenging the prevailing social norms of his time. For more information about this stamp and a miniature sheet, visit Philacy.com
01-01-1969: 130th birth anniversary of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee Indian Stamp
The 130th birth anniversary of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, one of India’s most famous litterateurs, is being celebrated. On this Occasion Indian Post department released the 130th birth anniversary of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee India Stamp. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee was born on June 27th, 1838. He played a significant role in the Indian independence movement apart from making significant contributions to Bengali literature and has left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape of our country. He also affectionately known as Bankim Babu, was not only a noted novelist and poet but also an essayist, journalist and civil servant. One of the most famous and enduring literary works of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee is his novel Anandmath. Published in 1882, this remarkable work became the cornerstone of the Swadeshi movement.