Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyai Details

Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyai

Type of Publisher : Books

Total Book Published : 7


Sharat Chandra Chatterji also known as Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay or Sharat Chandra Chatterjee (15 September 1876 - 16 January 1938) was a legendary Bengali novelist from India. He was one of the most popular Bengali novelists of the early 20th century.

Sarat Chandra was born into poverty in Debanandapur, Hooghly, India. Though his family was occasionally supported by other family members, Saratchandra's lack of financial stability would influence his writing in years to come. Although he began as a fine arts student, Chatterji left his studies due to his persistent state of poverty. He got his early education residing at his paternal uncle's house in Bhagalpur. He had written his famous novel Devdas in Bhagalpur itself. He spent 20 years of his life in Bhagalpur and major parts of his novels were either written in Bhagalpur or based on his experience in Bhagalpur.

 

His work represented rural Bengali society and he often wrote against social superstitions and oppression. For a short period, he was a sannyasi, a Hindu ascetic who abandons the material and social worlds. His first published story was, 'Mandir'. He was particularly sensitive to the cause of women in general.

He died in Kolkata of liver cancer in 1938.

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