It is the story of Devdas and Paro, childhood sweethearts who are torn apart when Devdas is sent away to Calcutta by his father, the local zamindar. When Devdas returns to his village, now a handsome lad of nineteen, Paro asks him to marry her. But Devdas is unable to stand up to parental opposition to the match and rejects the proposition. Stunned, Paro agrees to marry an elderly widower.
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It is the story of Devdas and Paro, childhood sweethearts who are torn apart when Devdas is sent away to Calcutta by his father, the local zamindar. When Devdas returns to his village, now a handsome lad of nineteen, Paro asks him to marry her. But Devdas is unable to stand up to parental opposition to the match and rejects the proposition. Stunned, Paro agrees to marry an elderly widower. Devdas returns to Calcutta, but every waking hour of his is now filled with thoughts of Paro and his unfulfilled love for her.
Desperate to resolve the situation somehow, he runs to Paro who is now married and asks her to elope with him, but she refuses. Heartbroken, he seeks solace in alcohol and in the company of the courtesan Chandramukhi. Chandramukhi falls in love with Devdas, but even when he is with her he can only think of Paro. It is now his destiny to hurtle on relentlessly on the path to self-destruction.
Arriving in the middle of the night, he dies unknown, untended, on her doorstep. Paro comes to know of his death only the following morning. He was one of the most popular Bengali novelists of the early 20th century. 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.
Saratchandra received very little formal education but inherited something valuable from his father—his imagination and love of literature.
Like ‘Devdas’? Did You Know Its Legendary Author Battled The British & Inequality?
DeathAnniversary Legend ForgottenHeroes. T he year was The story revolved around Sabysachi—a superhero-esque fictional character fighting against British atrocities. In fact, in a letter to Rabindranath Tagore who supported the ban , Chattopadhyay defended his book saying if the average Bengali reader was seething in dissent against the British after reading the book, then it had served its very purpose. Born on 15 September , in Debanandapur village of Hooghly district in Bengal, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay perhaps inherited his passion for the pen from his father, Motilal Chattopadhyay. In , year-old Chattopadhyay responded to a job offer in Burma present Myanmar and moved to Rangoon present Yangon to serve as a government clerk. During this time, he married Shanti Devi and was left devastated when a plague epidemic claimed the lives of his wife and one-year-old son.
One hundred years later, ‘Devdas’ is still celebrated as the anti-masculine hero
Stories still circulate about these historical characters in the old nooks of Bhagalpur. It was here that Chattopadhyay wrote Devdas in The novel was published in The people of Bhagalpur, particularly old timers, still claim that the characters in Devdas were real, and lived in flesh and blood.