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Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay (27 June 1838 – 8 April 1894)was a Bengali writer, poet and journalist. He was the composer of Bharat’s national song Vande Mataram, originally a Bengali and Sanskrit stotra personifying Bharat as a mother goddess and inspiring the activists during the Freedom Movement of Bharat. 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 Bharat as well as in English.

In the Spring of 1901 Swami Vivekananda made short trip to Eastern Bengal, where he believed to have met some young revolutionaries and exhorted them to follow the passionate patriotism of the Santans in Bankim Chandra’s Anandamath.

He advised Bengal’s young men to read Bankim again and again

Aurobindo became inspired by the story of Bankim’s novel Anandamath. Aurobindo frequently shared with his younger brother Barin his ideas of imparting martial and intellectual training to the youth of Bengal for the coming revolution; loosely like the sannyais of Anandamath who stir a rebellion against the British.

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