In this excerpt from a novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, a man visits Calcutta Devdas was exasperated after spending six months at home following his. Devdas [Saratchandra Chattopadhyay, Sreejata Guha] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Devdas is a young man who is in love with Paro. Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s epic novel, Devdas, is a tale of love and loss and has been a favourite of filmmakers. The latest to join the club.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Paro comes to know of his death only the following morning. July 20, ISBN: To view it, click here. Devdas’s journey in Indian cinema – from the silent era of the s to the opulent Hindi blockbuster of “.

His childhood and youth were spent in dire poverty as his father, Motilal Chattopadhyay, was an idler and dreamer and gave little security to his five children.


Desperate to resolve the situation somehow, he runs to Paro who is now married and asks her to elope with him, but she refuses. Apr 26, The story pivots a tragic triangle linking Devdas, an archetypal lover in viraha separation ; Paro, his forbidden childhood love; and the reformed prostitute Chandramukhi. Stopping, Chandramukhi put her hand on Devdas’s feet. The diverse backgrounds of these women, but the similarly caring nature of both seems like an ode to woman.

I would highly recommend this book. I have witnessed endless injustice to these people, unfair intolerable indiscriminate justice. An elderly gentleman and zamindar of Hatipota he had found his house and home so empty and lustreless after his wife’s death, that he decided to marry again.

Embarrassed by his own neglect of her, Devdas hired a carriage and appeared before her house soon after dusk. Thus might one lose one’s own soul while one got busy with worldly care and lost track of that which one had brought with one’s birth from above. Arriving in the middle of the night, he dies unknown, untended, on her doorstep.


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Devdas – An Adaptation Of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s “Devdas”

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. But talking to my parents, they’ve told me that Sarat Chandra is not famous for being a particularly good writ I was initially very unimpressed with the selections in this book, particularly because Sarat Chandra is so very famous amongst Bengalis. Paro’s Wedding, Dev’s Please Unanswered. Make yourself at home. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Lists with This Book. Remarkably, Devdas is less of a depressing read than a riveting, touching one.

Sajana Orthy rated it it was amazing Aug 24, By the time he arrived to repent and offered to make it work, it was too late, and he assumed all he had to do was to express his wish to her parents – which was the last straw and she boiled over with indignation. Books by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She searched for an answer, embarrassed for the first time in her life at having to say what she was about to.

The paintings had been removed from the walls, but the nails were still there, as were the red cords in one or two places. Not out of love, and not out of revulsion. I’m forever indebted to the deprived, ordinary people who give this world everything they have and yet receive nothing in return, to the weak and oppressed people whose tears nobody bothers to notice and to the endlessly hassled, distressed weighed down by life and helpless people who don’t even have a moment to think that: It is one of the favorites of love story writers and movie directors of India, they love to murder this story.


When I’m back, after your father’s last rites are complete, I’ll get you married and then go away to Kashi for good. Quick and easy read.

Kali Babu Unveils Chandramukhi’s Identity. Sensitive and daring, his novels captivated the hearts and minds of thousands of readers not only in Bengal but all over India.

About Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. The other delightful take away from this version is Paro short for Parmindera free-spirited woman in touch with her sexuality and with an acid tongue.

Saratchandra came to maturity at a time when the national movement was gaining momentum together with an awakening of social consciousness. Preethi Kembaiyan rated it it was amazing Mar 12, As he slowly removed his hand, Chandramukhi said, Don’t worry, I’m not talking of your Parvati.

Not a great deal. The woman opened a window to look at him. The villgers outside the gate have already taken him away for cremation. Invites Her For Durga Pooja. And moreover they had prestige of their own too, she informed him, indignant at his remark in his letter about their lowering their status by this marriage.

I gave them away to Khetromoni there. I loved how real the author made Devdas; he is flawed, raw, and child-like. Looking closely, he found that Chandramukhi had become considerably thinner. It may well be recalled here that Kolkata was the premiere film production centre in India, not Mumbai then Bombay in pre-Independent India. View all 10 comments. That is what everyone hears, that is what everyone believes. Get married, Devdas, I want to see you married before I go.