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Rajkrishna Mukhopadhyay (1845-1886) was an expert essayist who was born in the village of Goswami Durgapur in Nadia. He is the son of Anandachandra Mukhopadhyay. He passed Entrance and FA examinations from Krishnanagar College. He completed his BA from Presidency College
in 1866. In 1867, he obtained the MA degree in Philosophy.
He was engaged in various professions. He has taught at the General Assembly's Institution, Presidency College, Cuttack Law College and Berhampore College. He became a member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in 1876. He was also a member of The Asiatic society.
Many of his scholarly writings were published in the Education Gazette. He wrote in prose and poetry. His works are Yauvanodyan (1868), Mitrabilap (1869), Rajbala (1870), Kavyakalap (1870), Pratham Shiksa Bangla Vyakaran (1872), Pratham Shiksa Banglar Itihas (1874) and Kavitamala (1877). His poems are 'Bharatmata' and his essay 'Bharatmahima'. Nana Prabandha (1885) consists of various essays on history, philosophy and sociology. His English articles are 'Hindu Philosophy
' (1867 and 1870), 'Hindu Mythology' (1870), 'Theory of Morals' and 'Origin of Language' (1871), and 'Hints to the Study of the Bengali Language
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