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Sri Tarakumar Roy Choudhury (1830-1919)

A powerful Zamindar of his times, Tarakumar strictly believed in high thinking and simple living. He loved his Subjects as his own children and was honoured and loved by all.

Sri Avay Kumar Roy Choudhury (Died 1936)

Being the son of Tarakumar, he inherited all the qualities of his father. He owned a number of Coal fields. He contributed much for the family and society.

Durga puja in 1925

This is a rare picture from the Sabarna Sangrahashala. It depicts the glamour and sanctity of the Durga puja held in our family.

The old Annapurna Temple

The Annapurna mandir at Barisha Baro Bari was built in circa 1850 by Chandrakanta Roy Choudhury. Four Shiv temples are also a part of the Annapurna temple complex.Today this temple has been ruined and a new temple was constructed in 1960s.

 

 

Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay (Born 26.06.1838 Died 08.04.1894)

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, was born on June 26, 1838 at Kanthalpara, in an orthodox family. He was  the youngest of three brothers, Jadab Chandra Chattopadhyaya and Durgadebi. He was educated at the Mohsin College in Hooghly and later at the Presidency College, graduating with a degree in Arts in 1857. He was one of the first two graduates of the Calcutta University. He later obtained a degree in Law as well, in 1869. He was offered the government post of Deputy Magistrate and Collector which he accepted and held until he retired 1891.

 

Bankim Chandra was one of the most famous literary figures of Bengal. He did for Bengali fiction what Michael Madhusudan Dutt had done for Bengali poetry, that is, he brought in imagination. Bankim Chandra was more fortunate than Dutt as he did not have to set up his own diction from the very start. The prose style was already standardized; what he did was to break its monotony, shear off its ponderous verbosity and give it a twist of informality and intimacy. His own style grew up as he went on writing.

 

After a series of novels like Mrilalini (1865), Kapalkundala (1866), Chandrasekhar (1877) and Devi Chaudhurani (1884), Bankim Chandra created his magnum opus- Anandamath (The mission house of Felicity) in1882. Being an inspiration for the freedom struggle the novel was also the source of the song "Vande Mataram" (I worship the Mother) which, set to music by Rabindranath Tagore, is the National Song of India.

 

Married at the young age of eleven, his first wife passed away in 1859. He later married Rajalakshmi Devi of the Sabarna Roy Choudhury family. They had three daughters. Rajlakshmi Devi was not only Bankim’s inspiration but his critic too.

 

Being a responsible son- in- law of the Sabarna family, Bankim was always in touch with his in- laws and participated at all the family gatherings and events.

 

Bankim Chandra is highly respected and honoured throughout India and is remembered as one of the greatest Bengali ever lived.

 

Rajlakshmi Roy Choudhury
Rajlakshmi Roy Choudhury, the wife of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. She not only acted per part well as his wife but also was his chief inspiration as well as literary critic.

 

Old Karunamoyee Temple

 
   
 

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