Chattopadhyay wrote thirteen novels and many serious, serio-comic, satirical, scientific and critical treatises in Bengali. His works were widely translated into other regional languages of India as well as in English. He was born on 13th Ashard , as per Bengali calendar. Chattopadhyay is widely regarded as a key figure in literary renaissance of Bengal as well as the broader Indian subcontinent. Lala Lajpat Rai also published a journal of the same name. Chattopadhyay was born in the village Kanthalpara in the town of North 24 Parganas, Naihati , in an orthodox Bengali Brahmin family, the youngest of three brothers, to Yadav Chandra Chattopadhyaya and Durgadebi.
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An Indian writer, poet and journalist, whose works influenced even a young Rabindranath Tagore, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was born on 13th Ashard, , as per the Bengali calendar. Considered to be a key figure in the literary renaissance of Bengal, some of his works were a breakaway from the traditional verse-oriented Indian writings prevalent during his times, and proved to be an inspiration for authors across India.
A teller of great tales, the years have seen a number of his works being taken from tomes to be adapted for the big screen.
Here are a few one must watch to understand the essence of the great writer. However, this was not the first adaptation. It was first adapted for the big screen by Priyanath Ganguly in and was subsequently remade in , and The film is about a girl Kapalkundala who is brought up in a forest by the sage Kapalik where she meets a young man, Nabakumar who had lost his way in the forest.
They two elope and marry and she relocates to the city but finds herself unable to adapt to city life. The film ends with her killing herself. Durgesh Nandini: Durgeshnondini, the first Bengali romance and the first ever novel in Bengali that was published in , was made into a Hindi film in In Bengali, it was first released in and then in where actors like Chhabi Biswas and Manoranjan Bhattacharya starred in it. The novel and film are set in the events of the Sannyasi Rebellion, which took place in the late 18th century in Bengal.
Krishnakanter Will: A tale of greed and vice, the novel was adapted for celluloid first in , starring Ahindra Choudhary and Santi Gupta and later in starring Soumitra Chatterjee.
Devi Chaudhurani: At a time when most women were pushed to be always behind a purdah, the novel saw the struggle against the British being led by a woman. Suchitra Sen brought this character to life in the film by Dinen Gupta.
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Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Bankim Chandra was a member of an orthodox Brahman family and was educated at Hooghly College, at Presidency College, Calcutta , and at the University of Calcutta , of which he was one of the first graduates. From , until his retirement in , he served as a deputy magistrate in the Indian civil service. Serial publication was partly responsible for imperfect integration of the various episodes. Evolution of plot depends too frequently on chance or supernatural intervention, and characterization is often subordinated to an overriding didactic purpose. His achievements, however, outweigh these technical imperfections. To his contemporaries his voice was that of a prophet; his valiant Hindu heroes aroused their patriotism and pride of race. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee.
Category:Novels by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay