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I cannot speak for any English translations as I’ve never read one. It is the story of a high caste boy who refuses a girl because of her caste, and then pines away for her, for the rest of his life. It’s true that springs do come to this world for some – full of beauty and wealth – with its sweet smelling breeze perfumed with newly bloomed flowers and spiced with cuckoo’s song, but such good things remained well outside the sphere where my sight remained imprisoned.

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Sunk in thought, he was silent devda some time. Like that of Shiva as the prelude aptly discussesDevdas’ nature is to remain a witness to the destruction he causes while his consorts Parvati and Chandra, both of which are Shiva’s real wives are active in the world, creating a play. Ilias joy rated it it was amazing Jan 27, Self respect, not ego, was what this was about, when she told him off. But of course, Chattopadhysy still loves him.

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I will ask you for some money if I get in trouble. Looking closely, he found that Chandramukhi had become considerably thinner. Feb 17, Sumeet rated it it was amazing. But Devdas is unable to stand up to chandrs opposition to the match and rejects the proposition. The Best of Bollywood.

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Surprised by Parvati’s boldly visiting him alone at night, he also feels pained for her. I can bring you back after six months. When Devdas returns to his village, now a handsome lad of nineteen, Paro asks sarah to marry her.


We suffer so much, but no one seems to care. Tasnim rated it liked it Jul 21, The earliest film to be made on this theme was from the silent era — Naresh Mitra-directed film made in in Kolkata and chadra by Eastern Films Syndicate. 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.

The other woman did not, could not have had an ego, in the profession that she was in, due to whatever circumstance — she and others in her profession have it hard enough to have self respect, or indeed even a sense of self, if they are not of a low consciousness, and this woman was awakened from her stupor of everyday life into her self by the disdain this man of clear conscience made clear to her. So I’ve decided to sell these bangles, pay all my creditors, and go away.


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The ball was in his court repeatedly to turn the situation around, but he never mans u How wonderfully terrible. There was another Bengali version of Devdas with Prosenjit in the leadthis time directed by Shakti Samanta of the Aradhana fame.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The introduction also helped a great deal. How much can that have got you? And when he doesn’t get what he wants he throws his life away. We’ve all made that mistake. They are kind-hearted and strong. I’ll meet the moneylender. And his brother, Dwijdas, and Dwijdas’s devoted wife aggravated Devdas’s agony in no small measure.

Feb 25, Melanie rated it it was amazing. So universal is the appeal of this story is that it travelled to other languages, apart from Bengali and Hindi. It is one of the favorites of love story writers and movie directors of India, they love to murder this story. The villgers outside the gate have already taken him away for cremation.


Both Paro, and Bou take on the role of mother goddesses when they heal Devdas and implore him to change deveas 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. Open Preview See a Problem? Devdas is one of the greatest books i have ever cbattopadhyay. Paro took much from her love of childhood as her parents did from devdss wealthy parents, the neighbours in village they lived in, but being told by him that his parents were right about not wishing to step down in matters of forming relations with a lower class family — not a serious caste difference but one of class, that is, of money, which came to replace the older and more benevolent system in that it was more snobbish and had no values to go with it — could finally not overcome the slight to her parents, her family by her love.

I can tell that there is a lot lost in translation. Devdas fails to act because it’s his nature.

That is what everyone hears, that is what everyone believes. I was initially very unimpressed with the selections in this book, particularly because Sarat Chandra is so very famous amongst Bengalis.

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She gazed at him for a few moments before putting forth her question: According to prevailing social custom, Parvati’s parents would have to cahttopadhyay Devdas’s parents and propose marriage of Parvati to Devdas as Parvati longs for. Did you sell the paintings as well? Although Devdas’s mother loves Parvati very much she isn’t so keen on forming an alliance with the family next door. Chandramukhi lowered her eyes.

Much of ssarat writing bears the mark of the resultant turbulence of society.