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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The “trading” label is applied in context of the marriage custom followed by Parvati’s family. And finally, Devdas drinks himself to death and dies of liver failure in his old village.

Ilias joy rated it it was amazing Jan 27, On hearing of his death, Parvati runs towards the door, but her family members prevent her from stepping out of the house. This reader wishes that Devdas had made himself deserving of Paro, Or that he had realized the value of Chandramukhi. Probably their current state is so bad that loving the looser just makes them feel better.

One person found this helpful. Books by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. 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.

On turning the last page of Devdas, a short novella that I could hardly bear to put down, whilst one is forced to confront feelings of sadness and loss at the tragedy that has just unfolded one is further provoked, not to weep, but to devxas and understand and explain them.

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Parvati’s chanddra approaches Devdas’s mother, Harimati, with a marriage proposal. 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. The review must be at least 50 characters long. However, setting that aside, it was an elegantly beautiful story filled with lots of emotional motifs to fit the era.


One has to admire the sheer certaintly of her virtue she has, that there is no concern about anyone holding her in suspicion if this ever came to pass, and indeed she had established her own persona, her virtue and her clear conscience in her home by her life there being one of faultless exalted kind that even her much older husband respects her for. Woh Chand Jaisi Ladki. Give Album or Song as Gift.

Still Devdas shook his head, saying, Women are far too fickle, far sevdas untrustworthy. I’m actually surprised by how strong the author portrays the women in the book. He loved them but ill-treated them. Devdas is portrayed as an unlikeable hero- indeed, it is not so sad to Quick and easy read. Devdas’s father, Narayan Mukherjee, who also loves Parvati, does not want Devdas to get married so early in life and isn’t keen on the alliance.

In the final hours Devdas confused her face with his mother’s in his unconscious state, and becoming aware devsas that fact, did not think it was incongrous to confuse the two supposed extremes, a revered mother and a common courtesan. 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.

Her hair was disheveled. Get married, Devdas, I want to see you married before I go. I kept thinking maybe you would visit me once more. Preethi Kembaiyan rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Which is tragedy enough.

Devdas by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

But I would definitely like to give a standing ovation to Sarat Chandra who wrote such a beautiful story of complex characters – searching for something which they can never get Humiliation, disgrace, torment, persecution—I was so upset when you said this that I stopped everything that very same day. Much of his writing bears the mark of the resultant turbulence of society. I told you already. This makes Devdas, when sober, hate and loathe her very presence. But possibly even at this time she has not learned the alphabet of love.


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The character development is spectacular. The introduction also helped a great deal. Each of the characters in this book defines the very notion of a ‘character’ in a plot.

Covertly wiping her eyes, Chandramukhi began to speak once again. It is almost as if the writer was unconscious of what came through while he merely wrote the tale of an unfortunate man. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Concurring, Devdas escorted his mother to Kashi and then departed for Calcutta. This, for the culture this story belongs to, where mother is an extremely revered persona and the Divine is seen as The Mother, is testimony indeed to the clear souls and the relationships.

I have heard many quote the facile summing up of Devdas, about comparison that men easily might make between the two women in his life. Sep 29, Roewoof rated it really liked it. It’s a beautiful story that gives a lot of insight into Indian culture. But she of course, having fallen blindly in love with him, puts up with his bullshit.