Toru Dutt

Toru Dutt (March 4, 1856 – August 30, 1877)
Born on March 4, 1856, Toru Dutt or Tarulata Dutta was an Indian poet who wrote prose and poetry in English and French. She was born to father Govin Chunder Dutt and mother Kshetramoni of the Rambagan Dutt family.

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

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