150 Years of Homeopathy in the Banerji Family

20th August 2015
Kolkata: A photograph exhibition inaugurated here on Thursday narrates how Indian social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar accorded patronage to homeopathy and examines how the legacy has survived today.

The celebrated scholar, educator and a key figure of the Bengal Renaissance was born into the Banerji family in the village of Birsingha in Midnapore district of West Bengal in 1820.

Christened 'The Legacy to Humanity: Celebrating 150 years of Homeopathy', the exhibition showcases at least 20 photographs that celebrate 150 years of the introduction of homeopathy into the Banerji family and how Prasanta, and his son, Pratip (of the third and fourth generation) are carrying on the legacy in the 21st century.

According to the Prasanta Banerji Homeopathic Research Foundation website, Vidyasagar suffered from intense migraine headaches and was treated in Kolkata by homeopathic medicines prescribed by Babu Rajen Dutta, an aristocrat who studied homeopathy from the Germans and the French, following Hahnemann's ideology.