Travel to Northern India: Calcutta Monuments: Photo 16
Among its occupants, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, 1824-73. Dutt is credited with creating modern literary Bengali, in part by infusing it with European forms and themes. He introduced blank verse, for example, and, in his masterpiece Meghnadbadh Karya, which is an adaptation of the Ramayana, he takes an idea from Milton and inverts the demon-villain into the hero.
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