Nirad C. Chaudhuri

Born23 November 1897,
Bengal Presidency, Kishoreganj,
Death1 August 1999 In Age Of 101 Year.
ProfessionLawyer And Writer
NationalityIndian
Noteworthy WorkThe Autobiography Of An Unknown Indian
Alma MaterUniversity Of Calcutta
GenreNon-Fiction
SpouseAmiya Chaudhuri

Introduction of Nirad-C-Chaudhuri

Nirad-C-Chaudhuri was an Indian author born on 23 November 1897 in East Bengal, British India. He was a non-fiction writer and wrote among the Indians in the twentieth century. He opposed British colonial rule and didn’t accept the Western culture in independence in India. 

He was a great scientist and belonged to a liberal middle-class family. His father was the lawyer, and his mother was the unlettered. He loved to read Shakespeare and he knew Sanskrit also, although for most of the period, he was in controversy on the Indian literary.        

He did not agree to accept the changes in his country and could not accept the metamorphosis under the British government.  

Early Life And Education 

Nirad Chaudhuri belonged to the Brahmo Samaj, and he was born on 23 November 1897 in Bengal presidency, British India. His father, Upendra Narayan Chaudhuri, was a lawyer, and Nirad was the 2nd child in his family. 

He completed his FA examination; then, he went to Ripon College, now known as Surendra Nath College, established in Calcutta. Later, he was admitted to a Scottish Church College in Calcutta and completed his history graduation in 1918. After graduation, he completed the master’s degree but did not receive the master’s degree because he did not attend the examination. 

He was a great writer at the end of his life. He lived at 20 Lathbury Road before his death and published his last writing work at 99. His wife died in 1994 in England, and at the age of 102, Nirad died in 1999. He was also known as the “forgotten visionary of British India,” Dr. Sumantra Maitra gave this name to NIRAD. 

Career As Author And Journey Of The Nirad-C-Chaudhuri

Nirad was a professional lawyer but also worked for his writing because he was a prolific writer. He read the Shakespeare and Sanskrit classics at a young age. He wrote the first “The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian,” published in 1951. Therefore, his name was listed as a great Indian writer. 

Chaudhuri dedicated this book to the British Empire. Still, he believed everything was because of the British Empire. He was hounded from his job because Indian literature did not accept this opinion of Nirad. This opinion was not for Indians, according to Indian literature, and they took back his job. 

Now, the sociology “Edward Shilshelped him to give his job as the profile commentator on All India radio. He also wrote an edition the name was “Granta.” He compared ancient Rome, and he explained about the citizens of Rome because they tolerated the persecution. 

The Nirad explains his journey in India, such as cathedrals, galleries, country houses, and museums.  He grew up in the British Empire and he was now a citizen of independent India.  He has explained all the experiences of India after a journey to England and Peris.

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Famous Books And Work Of Nirad-C- Chaudhuri 

  • IN 1951- “THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN UNKNOWN INDIAN. “
  • IN 1959- “A PASSAGE TO ENGLAND”
  • IN 1965- “THE CONTINENT OF CIRCE”
  • IN 1967- “THE INTELLECTUAL IN INDIA”
  • IN 1971- “TO LIVE OR NOT TO LIVE” 
  • IN 1975- “CLIVE OF INDIA”  
  • IN 1976- “CULTURE IN THE VANITY BAG”
  • IN 1979- “HINDUISM: A RELIGION TO LIVE BY”
  • IN 1987- “THE HAND, GREAT ANARCH” 
  • IN 1997- “THREE HORSEMEN OF THE NEW APOCALYPSE”

Nirad-C – Chaudhuri Noteworthy Awards And Accolades 

  • “Desikottama By Viswabharati” In 1997
  • “Vidsagar Puraskar By The Govt Of West Bengal” In 1997
  • “DLitt From Oxford University In” 1990
  • “Ananda Purashkar” In 1988
  • “Duff Cooper Memorial Award” In 1967 

Aishwarya Gurg

I am an avid reader, content creator and writer and a mother. I am an MBA by profession with 5 years of corporate experience. I have travelled extensively across the nation and abroad, which has given me a wider perspective about life. I believe in equal opportunities and inclusivity. I have lived by the mantra of less judging and more uplifting each other for a better tomorrow.

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