|Toru Dutt (March 4, 1856 – August 30, 1877)|
Like most Indians of those times, Toru Dutt was fluent in many languages including Sanskrit and French besides English and Bengali. She died young at 21. Her writings include The Young Spanish Maiden, Le Journal de Mademoiselle d’Arvers, Legends of Hindustan, A Sheaf Gleaned in French Fields, and Ancient Ballads.
"She brought with her from Europe a store of knowledge that would have sufficed to make an English or French girl seem learned, but which in her case was simply miraculous."
~ Edmund Gosse