Romesh Chunder Dutt
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Romesh Chunder Dutt was born on 13 August 1848, in Calcutta Bengal Presidency British India. He was an Indian civil servant, economic historian, and translator of Ramayana and Mahabharata. He was one of the prominent proponents of Indian economic nationalism.
He was educated in various Bengali District schools, then at Hare School, Calcutta. He entered the University of Calcutta, Presidency College in 1864. He passed the First Arts examination in 1866, ranking second in order of merit, and won a scholarship. While still a student in the B.A. class, He left for England with two of his friends in 1868.
His The Literature of Bengal presented “a connected story of literary and intellectual progress in Bengal” over eight centuries, commencing with the early Sanskrit poetry of Jayadeva
While still in office, he died in Baroda at the age of 61 on 30 November 1909.
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