Our Correspondent ● Kolkata: Hindu School (Saptarshi Prakashan), a collection of poems by one of the leading Bengali poets and social activist Prasun Bhaumik was formally launched at the Kolkata Press Club on 9 January. Dignitaries like Joy Goswami, Alok Ranjan Dasgupta, Shyamal Kanti Das Tridib Chatterjee, Siddharta Gupta, Avik Majumdar and Saurav Mukhopadhya were present at the book launch.
Unwrapping the book Joy Goswami threw light at the earlier works of Bhaumik. He said the Hindu school was an integral part of the Bengal Renaissance. From Derozio to other important activist of Renaissance was the student of Hindu school, Goswami added. Alok Ranjan Dasgupta on this occasion described Bhaumik as an activist poet.
The collection of poems in this book named and dedicated to the Hindu school and reminded every matured person about their good old school days.
Hindu School, Kolkata, is housed in an elegant 19th century building at College Street, the hub of intellectual activities of the city. Hindu School has a very rich history starting with its inception on January 20th, 1817, as part of Hindu College. It is one of the oldest existing schools in India. Hindu School is undoubtedly one of the major cornerstones in the history of institutional education in Bengal. Established by Raja Ram Mohan Roy, David Hare, Radhakanta Deb among others, it stands as a symbol of the great renaissance that swept across Bengal during the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Bhaumik’s book is a gift to celebrate the 200 anniversary of this great institution.