Henry Derozio

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Nineteenth century Bengal was a period of great intellectual activity and witnessed debates about the new education system for India. Missionary activity was also on the rise. During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century there were quite a number of private schools set up by Drummond, Sherbourne, Cunningham, Halifax, and Draper, among others. Some of these schools organized recitations, debates, and staged performances of scenes from Shakespeare. Raja Rammohun Roy, a reformer, legislator and thinker, the chief champion of English education in India, argued in a Letter to the Governor-General Lord Amherst in 1823 against the establishment of a Sanskrit School and espoused the cause for a school imparting English education. …

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Pulugurtha, Nishi. "Henry Derozio". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 May 2007
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