Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Awakening: The Story of the Bengal Renaissance” as Want to Read:
Awakening: The Story of the Bengal Renaissance
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Awakening: The Story of the Bengal Renaissance

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In the nineteenth century, Bengal witnessed an extraordinary intellectual flowering. Bengali prose emerged, and with it the novel and modern blank verse; old arguments about religion, society, and the lives of women were overturned; great schools and colleges were created; new ideas surfaced in science. And all these changes were led by a handful of remarkable men and ...more
Published by Random House India
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Awakening, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Awakening

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-27)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Riju Ganguly
Nov 16, 2015 Riju Ganguly rated it it was amazing
Like most Bengalis of our generation, my fascination with Nineteenth Century Bengal, especially the intellectual upheavals & tumults that took place in & around Calcutta during those days, began with surreptitious (since I was underage then, while the novel was decidedly adult) reading of সেই সময় (THOSE DAYS) by Sunil Gangopadhyay, which was getting serialized in “Desh” in early 1980-s. Later, as students in the Secondary level, we got to know about the events a little more, albeit in a ...more
Anup Das
Feb 07, 2015 Anup Das rated it it was amazing
Nice narratives of socio-religious-cultural reform movements in Bengal
This book gives us narratives on making of religious, social and cultural reform movements in undivided Bengal province of the British India during the 19th and 20th centuries. These awakening movements subsequently helped in spreading of Swadeshi ideas and freedom struggles across the sub-continent. It is really engaging while reading this book.
Meghna Mazumdar
Meghna Mazumdar rated it it was amazing
Nov 07, 2015
Abhishek rated it really liked it
Apr 17, 2013
Abhijit Roy
Abhijit Roy rated it really liked it
Aug 12, 2013
Vikesh Koul
Vikesh Koul rated it it was amazing
Oct 18, 2014
Anirban Roy
Anirban Roy rated it liked it
May 16, 2015
Jyothish George
Jyothish George rated it liked it
Apr 11, 2015
Charu Smita
Charu Smita rated it really liked it
Oct 30, 2014
Ruth rated it liked it
Sep 26, 2016
Shrila Mitra
Shrila Mitra rated it really liked it
Jul 04, 2014
Sachin Rajendran
Sachin Rajendran rated it really liked it
Feb 08, 2015
Ranjan Banerjee
Ranjan Banerjee rated it really liked it
Jul 11, 2015
Fahmida Miah
Fahmida Miah marked it as to-read
Oct 26, 2014
Shampa Chakraborty
Shampa Chakraborty marked it as to-read
Jan 20, 2015
Siddhanth Purkayastha
Siddhanth Purkayastha marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2015
Chitta Sen
Chitta Sen marked it as to-read
Mar 27, 2015
Raihan Khalid
Raihan Khalid marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2015
Shristee marked it as to-read
Jul 28, 2015
Jonomti Reang
Jonomti Reang marked it as to-read
Nov 13, 2015
Ibrahim Faisal
Ibrahim Faisal marked it as to-read
Nov 16, 2015
MADHUSREE BANERJEE marked it as to-read
Dec 09, 2015
Feroz Hameed
Feroz Hameed is currently reading it
Jan 26, 2016
Bijit Kumar
Bijit Kumar marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2016
Ashwini Nocaste
Ashwini Nocaste marked it as to-read
Oct 06, 2016
Utkarsh Ruhela
Utkarsh Ruhela is currently reading it
Nov 01, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book