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By Narasingha P. Sil

Sharatchandra Chattopadhyay has been the most well-liked author of novels and brief tales in his local Bengaland in India at huge. regardless of this, he is still unrecognized within the English conversing global. Narasingha P. Sil fills this void via featuring a old severe evaluate of his upbringing and the stories that stimulated his masterful and sumptuous paintings. The lifetime of Sharatchandra Chattopadhyay rescues the actual guy, a caste-conscious and patriarchal Brahmin of colonial Bengal, from the cuckoo land of gratuitous compliment and panegyric showered at the Aparajeya Kathasilpi, the “invincible” wordsmith. the writer exposes Sharatchandra’s innate conservative worldview and his romantic platonic proposal of human sexuality that tell all his love tales. in lots of respects Sharatchandra resembles his bold ecu forbear, Jean Jacques Rousseau of Enlightenment France. The concluding bankruptcy of Sil’s biographical learn introduces this pioneering comparability among the 2 men—a veritable tour de force.

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