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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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I wish I can read Bangla! I was very surprised by how good this book was.

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In the final hours Devdas confused her face with his mother’s in his unconscious state, and becoming aware of that fact, did not chsndra it was incongrous to confuse the two supposed extremes, a revered mother and a common courtesan. On hearing of his death, Parvati runs towards the door, but her family members prevent her from stepping out of the house.

The clock still hung on the bracket, but in silence. Saratchandra received very little formal education but inherited something valuable from his father—his imagination and love of literature. I changed so much that I no longer remained who I was.

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. Monday, September 20, This book has me hooked to Bengali literature; now all I am looking for are translated classic Bengali novels so I don’t miss out.


Like that of Shiva as the prelude aptly discussesDevdas’ nature is to remain a witness to the destruction I loved how real the author made Devdas; he is flawed, raw, and child-like.

Although Devdas’s mother loves Parvati very much she isn’t so keen on forming an alliance with the family next door. Subhasree Basu rated it liked it Jun 12, Instead what we have here is a scumbag.

When he does return to Paro, it’s too late, she’s married; devcas he fails to move on.

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They went for the guy who treats them badly. She transformed herself, but was not above setting up shop again when needed to find him when he was lost, and that did not bind her again to the profession either – she gave up all to live in a small village in a very simple lifestyle earning much respect from the villagers that knew her for her true self. One day she summoned Devdas to tell him of her decision: It’s a seemingly uncomplicated scene until one realises that it is Devdas’ inability to understand and relate to Paro emotionally, perhaps as a woman, that condemns his relationship and ultimately himself to death.

Mahedi Prince rated it really liked it Oct 21, Perhaps because no one has ever hated me quite so much. It’s a beautiful story that gives a lot of insight into Indian culture. And finally, Devdas drinks himself to death and dies of liver failure in his old village. This poverty abounds in my writings. But for some reason we sympathize with him anyway. Not understanding, Devdas said, And what has happened to all your jewelry?


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.

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The corpse was thrown cnattopadhyay burnt and was eaten away by the vultures, crow and jackals. But I don’t see any of it. The film was made in two languages — Telugu Dedadasu and Tamil Devadas.

Which is tragedy enough. Both Paro, and Bou take chzttopadhyay the role of mother goddesses when they heal Devdas and implore him to change his ways, to open his eyes and realize that there is really no reason for him to suffer when he not only has his wealth, but is rich in love as well.

Shalu rated it really liked it Jan 12, Like what you read? Though we know the story of Devdas, it is Gripping through out the novel, but personally I loved movie than Novel because of Visual wonders and Excellent acting by Excellent Actors. The diverse backgrounds of these women, but the similarly caring nature of both seems like an ode to woman. Add to MP3 Cart. I have no faith in holy places.