A Small Desk used by Babu Bankim Chandra Chatterjee.
|Title||A Small Desk used by Babu Bankim Chandra Chatterjee.|
|Museum Name||Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata|
|Gallery Name||National Leaders Gallery|
|Object Type||Miscellaneous Artefacts|
|Provenance||Presented by his Grandson Mr Brajendra Sundar Banerjee, M.A.B.L., Advocate, High Court, Calcutta|
|Brief Description||A small desk constantly used by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838- 94), eminent Indian author, whose novels firmly established prose as a literary vehicle for the Bengali language and helped create in India a school of fiction on the European model. Said to be the table on which Chatterjee in 1882 wrote his novel Ānandamaṭh, which contained the song "Bande Mātaram" ("Hail to thee, Mother"), which later became the hymn and slogan of Indian nationalists in their struggle for independence from British colonial rule.|