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First Bengali literature poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt

First Bengali literature poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt was born on 25 January 1824 and on 29 June 1873 in Kolkata. Michael Madhusudan Dutt, the pathfinder of Bengali literature, was the successful and influential poet and screenwriter of his era. Bengali poetry increased with his discoveries and adhibition of clear stanzas, sonnet styles, and western belletristic components in Bengali poems. He composed the first story in Bengali literature.

First Bengali literature poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt
First Bengali literature poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt

He was born in the year 1824, in a noble family, with a substantial commercial framework. He was a rebel as he questioned the integrity and values of the era. An output of the Bengali literature’s reawakening, his excellent self-confidence.

Madhusudan enhanced as a self promulgate representative of English characteristics and comprehension, due to his initial presentation to English culture and European poetry. Encouraged by his thoughtfulness and to avoid a marriage determined by his father, Madhusudan flew home on the 9th of February 1843 and quickly became adopted the Christian religion. Later on his baptism, Madhusudan changed his name and chose his first new name as ‘Michael’. He was overpowered to drop the Hindu college on converting a Christian since Christians were not permitted to get an education in the college. 

 In the year 1849, he penned and published his first poetry called ‘Captive Lady and Visions of the Past’ in English. He interpreted Ramnnarayan Tarkaratna’s show ‘Ratnavali‘ into the English language in the year 1858. In Kolkata, he proceeded to display his first show called ‘Sarmistha’ in the year 1859. Madhusudan, for the initial time, adopted ‘blank verses’ in his play called ‘Padmavati’ in the year 1860 and became the first-ever personality to use such stanzas. The achievement of certain stories motivated him to compose his first Bengali poetry ‘Tilottama Sambhava’ in the same year. 

The place where Michael Madhusudan Dutt lived in France
The place where Michael Madhusudan Dutt lived in France

Madhusudan was at the summit of his profession from the year 1861 to 62, when he published his poems “Meghnad-Badh”, “Krishna-Kumari”, “Vrajangana” and “Virangana-Kavya”. He also served for a short time as editor-in-chief of the Hindu Patriot, before he departed for England in the year 1862 to examine the law. From England, he moved to Versailles in France in the year 1863 where he stayed for two years.

Shortly after arriving in Calcutta, Michael Madhusudan Dutt fell gravely unwell he passed away on June 29, 1873.