Henry Derozio

Henry Derozio

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Author: Thomas Edwards
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 251
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171679668


This work is admittedly the first biography of Derozio, and is still praised as the most detailed and sincere attempt to tell the life story of the revered man. It speaks of Derezio the academic, critic and teacher; of the contemporary Indian press and above all Derozio's influence on his times.

Henry Louis Vivian Derozio, one of the pioneers among the makers of modern Bengal, was born to a Portuguese man and his Indian wife in Calcutta in 1809. He became a famous poet as the age of eighteen. He taught English and History at Hindu College, Calcutta, and did more to impart the idea of young India than any other personae of his times. A teacher, philosopher and poet, Derozio brought the first waves of European enlightenment into the new education system that was then taking shape.


Schools and Schoolmasters
David Drummond, Schoolmaster and Interloper
The Hindoo College
Christian Effort in India
Subverter of all Religious Principles
Duff and the Pupils of Derozio
The Eurasian Movements of 1829-30
The Town Hall Meeting, March 9th, 1831
The Pupil-Friends of Derozio
Public Man and Journalist
The Last Days
The Poetry of Derozio

The Petition of 1830

Eurasians and Poor Europeans in India