Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
- Category : Entertain-Music-Composer/Arranger
- Type : ME
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (36,45,49)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 2
- Birth Year: 1838
- Birthday: 26. June
- Birthplace: New Delhi, India
- Category: Entertain-Music-Composer-Arranger
- Profile: 1-3
- Type: Emotional Manifestor
- Inc.Cross: Service 2
- Definition: Double Split - Small (36,45,49)
- Variables: BRL-MLR
- 2551 Initiation
- 1858 Judgment
- 1648 The Wavelength
- 2343 Structuring
- 3740 Community
Bengali writer, poet and journalist, widely regarded as a key figure in the literary renaissance of Bengal as well as India. Some of his writings, including novels, essays and commentaries, were a breakaway from traditional verse-oriented Indian writings, and provided an inspiration for authors across India.
He was the composer of India's national song Vande Mataram, originally a Bengali and Sanskrit stotra personifying India as a mother goddess and inspiring the activists during the Indian Freedom Movement.
Bankim Chandra wrote 13 novels and several 'serious, serio-comic, satirical, scientific and critical treaties' in Bengali. His works were widely translated into other regional languages of India as well as in English.
He died on 8 April 1894, Kolkata.