Monday, September 5, 2011
Vanguerds of Indian Nationalism
Till the establishment of the British rule, the eminent scholars of Hindus and Muslims used Sanskrit, Pali or Persia and Arabic for their works, but now new avenues of expressions began to flourish. The two important vehicles of Indian Nationalism were the contemporary Indian Press and Indian literature which was further accelerated by the formation of Asiatic Society, founded in Calcutta in 1784. The researches of devoted European and Indian scholars like Sir William Jones, Wilson, Max Muller, and Rajendralal Mitra convincingly revealed the glories of ancient India.Though there were many attempts from the racist British to malign the past history of India, the patriotic Indians left no stone unturned to uplift the rightful place among the nation of the world. This national self-respect was further encouraged in the last uarter of the 19th century by the formation of different local and National level organisation such as Arya Samaj, Theosophical Society etc.