Book Description Devdas (দেবদাস) is a Bengali Romance novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. It is the story of Devdas and Paro, childhood sweethearts who. Devdas [Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Devdas by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. Devdas () is a Bengali-language romance novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay written when he was only seventeen years of age. The novel has been.

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Read all his books. His love chattoopadhyay sacrificed at the alter of his class and the ensuing devsas of the family that he shared – and his temper. Paru tries to go and see him, hearing of his death, but is stopped by her family. In the original language Bangla if you can. No wonder his mother was overcome by regret sometimes at not having allowed the marriage between her son and Parvati chqttopadhyay they had wanted it.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Finally Devdas recognized her. Yes, you read it right — there have been 16 films in the past that have told this story, including two Pakistani films and Bangladeshi versions respectively. He spins a web of relationships in his novels and lets the story evolve by itself. She reflects on the irony of caring for the widower she married, along with his grown up children who have come to respect and admire her for her virtues of patience and caring and selflessness, and all the while chagtopadhyay the people she cared for be left to mercy of fate.

Saratchandra received very little formal education but inherited something valuable from his father—his imagination and love of literature. P arineetaVidhu Vinod Chopra’s newest production, was set in the s.

I’m a big fan of the film version, but I heard it was very different than the book. He drinks more and more to forget his plight. And saratt rather than I love Saratchandra’s writing style. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. She keeps on being disturbed through the morning until she accidentally hears about devds details of the guy who died outside the gate – it is too late then, to see him, even though she tries, running in desperation and throwing the household in turmoil to see her sedate usual self behaving in sounusual a manner.


The woman thinks, this is love.

Refresh and try again. View or edit your browsing history. I don’t think this story could have been written in the West–the fact that people call it “the Romeo and Juliet of India” indicates that. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Stunned, Paro agrees to marry an elderly widower.

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The true reason for the success of Devdas as fiction is less in the melodramatic emotions of love and In the hands of Chattopadhyay the grandiosity of the love-triangle becomes an achingly beautiful piece of minimalist fiction. Without responding to this, Devdas said, How do you propose to survive? I rated it 5, not because it is ‘so damn amazing’, but because it lived up to the expectation I had. Within days, however, he realizes that he should have been bolder.

Aarat is unable to understand and allow himself to feel love for what he has been taught is beneath him, and so is not able to fully love in the way that love demands. I can speculate further as to why we sympathize, but I’ll leave it there.

What struck me particularly was the character of Chandramukhi. They have a will of a kind of their own world. We’ve all made that mistake.

The man behind Devdas, Parineeta

We are far less attracted by beauty than you men, which chabdra why we do not lose our heads in an instant the way you do. More simply put, if Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novels are complicated trigonometry, Sarat Chandra’s novels are algebra simplified and explained using simple formulae. Not an item of furniture remained—the spaces where the cupboard, the desk, and the chair had stood were empty now.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. However it took a Dilip Kumar to catapult this classic Indian tale of love, longing and failure into stratosphere. Feb 17, Sumeet rated it it was amazing. And still we remain silent. I will live independently, in my own way.

Devdas by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

One married to an old man with no love in her life and the other a nauch girl with no love and a fake life. As an adult he is intimidated by her independence and boldness, but again he cannot express it verbally or confront it, so instead runs away, treating Parvati cruelly. But he drinks himself to death not necessarily because of a love lost, but because he cannot find a way to reconcile the person that he is within a societal framework with the loves and relationships that he’d like to have.


Devdas is stylistically deliberately slight, and it’s only after spending pages with Chattopadhyay’s prose in translation, at least that one begins to realise that we are being manipulated and beguiled by his sparseness, and saart as much chandfa what is not-shown as by what is; that the author can quite happily spend 30 pages highlighting a seemingly trivial point of Devdas and Paro’s relationship during school but equally skip over a year, or two, or five and we comfortably pick up the story as if there is no gap or loss.

Are you Devdas, she asked? The two families live in a village called Taalshonapur in Bengal, and Devdas and Parvati are childhood friends.

Similar to Hamlet, Devdas is prone to inaction. He, in turn takes to drinking heavily and loathing her presence. However, it is interesting to note that, this film, when it hits the screen on April 27, will be the 17th time the doomed love story of Devdas Mukherjee, Parvati or Paro and Chadramukhi plays out on the silver screen. I sent them away. We appreciate your feedback. Parvati gives up her love in deference to her parents, manages her household well, dealing with her children well. The women in this story are no better.

To date, New Theatres, the Kolkata-based production house and recipient of the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, remains a pillar in the history of Indian cinema.

Devdas stretched out on the bed.