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Prominent Indian Novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

Prominent Indian Novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay was born on 15 September 1876, in Debanandapur village in Bengal, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay possibly received his enthusiasm and passion for journaling and writing from his father, Motilal Chattopadhyay. 

Prominent Indian Novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Prominent Indian Novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

This 16 January marked the 145th birth anniversary of Indian Author Saratchandra Chattopadhyay, a belletristic heavenly giant who passed away in 1938.   

 In 1917, while writing his macintosh creation Devdas Saratchandra Chattopadhyay could nevermore have imagined that the age of lovesick gentlemen will come to be recognized as incarnate divine avatars of his painful, sempiternal star. Through the age he was in his teenage years, he had already composed numerous novels and drama plays, including the successes of bestseller like Kashinath and Korel.’ Economical limitations made him drop out of university, as his father’s different businesses sank to cater for the family.

In 1893, 27-year-old Chattopadhyay answered a job proposition in Burma and migrated to Rangoon to work as a government accountant. During his 23-year-prolonged living in Rangoon, he published the small novel which is called Mandir which gained him the prestigious distinguished ‘Kuntalin Puroshkar’ award. Throughout this period, he wedded Shanti Devi and was left destroyed when a disease epidemic alleged the lives of his wife and son. 

Chattopadhyay was a feminist of the male-dominated society of his time, with various of his novels have powerful female personas. In his novel Swami, Saudamini has been described as a gentlewoman who studies literature and philosophy and isn’t frightened to stand up to her mother-in-law. Furthermore, in his novel, Choritroheen the story of this novel is also a tale concentrated on four courageous and determined women. He was never hesitant to scourge out at the superstitions underpinning substituting stronger for weaker materials in Hindu society and hold a torch for the cause of the downtrodden. For occurrence, one of his novel characters, Laalu, was an impediment by systems and had no honor for the family incarnation godman.

Chattopadhyay also performed a huge part in India’s independence campaign. From 1921 to 1936, he worked as the president of the Indian National Congress Howrah Bengal division. This most renowned author passed away on 16 January 1938.