Ramram Basu

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Ramram Basu was born in 1751, in Chinsurah, Hooghly District in the present-day West Bengal state of India.

He initially joined as the munshi (scribe) for William Chambers, a Persian interpreter at the Supreme Court in Kolkata. Then he worked as the munshi and Bengali teacher for Dr. John Thomas, a Christian missionary from England at Debhata in Khulna.

created a number of original prose and poetical works, including Christastava, 1788; Harkara, 1800, a hundred-stanza poem; Jnanodaya (Dawn of Knowledge), 1800, arguing that the Vedas were fundamentally monotheist and that the departure of Hindu society from monotheism to idolatry was the fault of the Brahmins; Lippi Mata (The Bracelet of Writing), 1802, a miscellany; and Christabibaranamrta, 1803, on the subject of Jesus Christ.

Despite his active engagement with Western missionaries and Christian texts, Basu remained a Hindu and died in Kolkata on 7 August 1813.

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Lipi Mala by Ramram Basu
Lipi Mala By Ramram Basu
Lipi Mala
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23-01-2023
Raja Pratapaditya Charitra by Ramram Basu
Raja Pratapaditya Charitra By Ramram Basu
Raja Pratapaditya Charitra
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23-01-2023