Ramtanu Lahiri

Ramtanu Lahiri (Bengali: রামতনু লাহিড়ী) (1813–1898) was a Young Bengal leader, a teacher and a social reformer. Peary Chand Mitra wrote about him, "There are few persons in whom the milk of kindness flows so abundantly. He was never wanting in appreciation of what was right, and in his sympathy with the advanced principles." Sivanath Sastri's Ramtanu Lahiri O Tatkalin Bangasamaj, published in 1903, was not only his biography but also an overview of Bengali society of the era, "a remarkable social document on the period of the Bengal Renaissance."[1]

Ramtanu Lahiri
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DiedAugust 18, 1898(1898-08-18) (aged 84–85)
OccupationEducationist, reformer

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Comment of Nitish Sengupta.


  • Ramtanu Lahiri O Tatkalin Banga Samaj in Bengali by Sivanath Sastri
  • History of the Bengali-speaking People by Nitish Sengupta
  • Sansad Bangali Charitabhidhan (Biographical dictionary) in Bengali edited by Subodh Chandra Sengupta and Anjali Bose

External linksEdit

  • Islam, Sirajul (2012). "Lahiri, Ramtanu". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.