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  • Title: Parineeta
  • Author: Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
  • ISBN: 9780143033561
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Paperback

  • A timeless love story from the master storyteller of BengalSet in early twentieth century Kolkata, Parineeta Espoused is the unforgettable story of a child woman s intense and bittersweet romance Lalita, an orphaned girl who lives with her uncle, considers herself betrothed to Shekhar, her benefactor and guardian After several failed attempts, Lalita finally gets the eA timeless love story from the master storyteller of BengalSet in early twentieth century Kolkata, Parineeta Espoused is the unforgettable story of a child woman s intense and bittersweet romance Lalita, an orphaned girl who lives with her uncle, considers herself betrothed to Shekhar, her benefactor and guardian After several failed attempts, Lalita finally gets the egotistical Shekhar to admit that he reciprocates her feelings However, tensions erupt between Shekhar s prosperous father and Lalita s poor but principled uncle, and the situation is further complicated by the arrival on the scene of Girin, a mild mannered and eligible bachelor, who is attracted to Lalita The lovers world is turned upside down, and Shekhar and Lalita find themselves estranged Years later, they meet again, and the story takes another unexpected turn Parineeta is a classic that has captured the imagination of generations of readers This new translation, published to coincide with Vidhu Vinod Chopra s film, will delight Saratchandra s fans, as well as those who are not familiar with the writer s works.
    Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
    Complete works of Sarat Chandra is now available in this third party website sarat rachanabalics iSarat Chandra Chattopadhyay also spelt Saratchandra Bengali was a legendary Bengali novelist from India 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.He started writing in his early teens and two stories written then have survived Korel and Kashinath Saratchandra came to maturity at a time when the national movement was gaining momentum together with an awakening of social consciousness.Much of his writing bears the mark of the resultant turbulence of society A prolific writer, he found the novel an apt medium for depicting this and, in his hands, it became a powerful weapon of social and political reform.Sensitive and daring, his novels captivated the hearts and minds of thousands of readers not only in Bengal but all over India.Some of his best known novels are Palli Samaj 1916 , Charitraheen 1917 , Devdas 1917 , Nishkriti 1917 , Srikanta in four parts 1917, 1918, 1927 and 1933 , Griha Daha 1920 , Sesh Prasna 1929 and Sesher Parichay published posthumously 1939 My literary debt is not limited to my predecessors only I m forever indebted to the deprived, ordinary people who give this world everything they have and yet receive nothing in return, to the weak and oppressed people whose tears nobody bothers to notice and to the endlessly hassled, distressed weighed down by life and helpless people who don t even have a moment to think that despite having everything, they have right to nothing They made me start to speak They inspired me to take up their case and plead for them I have witnessed endless injustice to these people, unfair intolerable indiscriminate justice 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 This poverty abounds in my writings.


    Parineeta the book is so diffrent form the mega movie actually tahts true for Devdas too. The way bollywood has presenteed Devdas & Parineeta is like 'Mughleazam' whereas the characters and events are those amongst the common people. Lolita is actually a 13 year old girl & shekhar & Girin are 24 year old men. Lolita calls Shekhar Da but she has been always loved & protected by him that eventually they both fall in love. Shekhar though is a sort of a male egoist & a coward who [...]

    One of the greatest Indian classics. It's not an intellectual read per se but it is definitely a worthwhile read if you're interested in Asian literature. A fantastic movie has also been made on this short novel. Note: this was written a long time ago when society was different from nowadays, so that's why the Shekhar is so much older than Lolita (so don't be too alarmed and go to your nearest place of worship to wash away the sins you gained by reading this).Also NOTE: this classic was NOT orig [...]

    বইটা পড়ার সময় এত বেশি mood swing হচ্ছিল। শেষ কবে এমন হয়েছিল মনে পড়ে না। বইয়ের বেশ অনেক বিষয়ের সাথেই আমি একমত না, তবে "বেশ আগের প্রেক্ষাপট" ভেবে ওগুলা উড়িয়ে দেয়াটা শ্রেয় মনে হয়।যাইহোক, শেখর চরিত্রটাক [...]

    Naveen Verma
    I read this story by chance today. My father brought this book a while ago and it was just simply lying on table today, so i thought let's just give it a try. And whem i started reading i couldn't stop till i finished. This book tells exactly what was/is wrong with the society for lower income and lower caste people. How poor people were simply robbed of their happiness by the rich one. Their are so many things in the book regarding the society which i cannot explain here.Just go and read.

    Pragya Bhatt
    The translation I had was awful. Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy which is actually a good translation from Bengali to English.

    Shayantani Das
    Maybe its the translation which took all the flow out of the story. Or maybe my 20th century mind fails to see what is remarkable about this book. Either way, waay different than the movie.

    Parineeta is one of my favorite Hindi movies. The movie and book differ in number of ways. The movie was definitely better than the book; I'm glad they had made such changes in the movie.

    This was not a profound or wonderful book. But it was important. I think it provides a lot of insight in terms of how society worked at the time this novel was published. Sarat Chandra uses his novella as a medium to comment on various aspects of society such as child marriage and the caste system. While I don't agree with a lot that went on in this book, I can say that I am glad that I read it, just because I value the perspective it has given me.In terms of characters, I wasn't very impressed. [...]

    Well, I have not read this book merely but have to say this is a gud book to read. This book revolves around a young teen girl named lalita who is orphan and leaves with his materanal uncle and her undefined and strange relationship with Shekhar who lives in neighbour house and is the son of the landlord of lalita's uncle house. Shekhar unknowingly and in a subtle manner falls in love with lalita , a love whose seed was sown since he was a teen. But then suddenly comes girindra who too resides i [...]

    The problem with Sharat Chandra's stories are that they are mostly dated. It may have made sense once upon a time, but does not now. For instance if this book was written today, it would be classified as pedophilia(albeit unintentional)

    Book Worm
    stupid movie spoilt the book reading experience.ta was a young 16 year old in the book not some full blown rhino sized 40 year old.avoid the movie and wish this cover wasn't chosen for the book

    Best. Best. Best.

    Kanwarpal Singh
    Entangled relationship when become a threat to your personality end it and leave the shadow of that far behind

    Salman Mahmud Rasel
    অসম্ভব সুন্দর রোমান্টিক কাহিনী

    Just like other stories of sarat chandra, this one was also a simple yet interesting story. Somehow I liked it better than Devdas, though movie version of Devdas was much better than Parineeta. The story touches many aspects of Indian lives and even raise some questions about old traditions and beliefs but obviously the best part of this book is the beautiful portrayal of Lolita's love for Shekhar throughout their lives. It's innocent yet demanding, beyond boundaries but pure; and strong even wi [...]

    Gotta keep up on that Bengal renaissance reading. After reading Devdas, I'm a little surprised by the happy ending. But there is a lot of carry over from that type of story. Mainly in the form of emotionally immature, non-assertive, vacillating male character.I'm sure many people, particularly Indians, can identify with the dilemmas of loving someone who is "wrong" for you because of class or religious difference between families. I certainly found that to be the case. I also really liked the id [...]

    Akshara Soman
    A selfless love story of a Bengali girl. I read the English translation of this Bengali novella. I doubt that the translation failed to hold the intensity of the story. The thread of the story is really good: one-sit read. The romance between Lolita and Sekhar is a silent saga. It comprises the guardianship of Sekhar and obligations of Lolita towards him. But as time passes Sekhar fails to fulfill that. When her family faces threats from his father, he acts like a coward. He never opens up his h [...]

    Devina Dutta
    I wish I could say How much loved the novel and believe me I tried, I really did. On one of my recent visits to Calcutta, My dad convinced me to try Sarat Chandra and so this is how I met Parineeta. Parineeta is A story of a young girl who lives in a poor Brahmin house in Calcutta. The next door neighbours are the stereotypical rich Bengali business family. The romance between the twenty-something Shekhar and Lalita is appropriately romantic for those times but the later chauvinist pig type beha [...]

    Perhaps one should not read a book with too much of an expectation. It more often than not leads to disappointment. The initial character build up was amazing. But the end does not do justice to 'Shekhar' at all. A coward turns gallant. Unrealistic!! However, the character, 'Lolita' is a brilliant depiction of Parineeta- a true Indian married woman. Really does reflect the state of mind of Indian woman. so, I guess Saratchandra does achieve his goal by portraying the valiant nature of woman in t [...]

    Muhammad Ahmed Siddiqui
    PARINEETA vs PARINEETA movie was betterThis is a novella which I read after watching the movie some years back. Both are somewhat different because as the movie focused more on the romance between the lead characters , the book tells the in-depth tale of indian culture, customs, caste systems and how society is bound to them. Everything else was pretty much hurried in the book. I think the movie was better because it had more intensity. It was an important read nonetheless as it tells the story [...]

    विकास नैनवाल
    परिणीता शेखर और ललिता के प्रेम की कहानी है । ललिता एक अनाथ लड़की है जो अपने मामा गुरुचरण जी के घर पर रहती है । उसका अपने पडोसी शेखर और उसके घरवालों से काफी मेल जोल है । शेखर ने ही उस पढ़ाया है । दोनो [...]

    Am glad that I read Parineeta before watching the Bollywood version of the novel written by Saratchandra Chattopadhyaya (translated by Malobika Chaudhuri). It is a simple, cute tale of love between Lalitha and Shekar set in the early 20th century in Calcutta. Short and sweet, this novel can be easily read in an hour. It was unbelievable that the protagonists are only 14 and 25 years old in the novel, but given the time period the novel was set in it does make sense.

    The story was very simple and sweet, I just wish there was a bit more description. It is very different from the movie! The problem I faced while reading the book was that that the movie was too much on my mind, I kept comparing the scenes, which didn't allow me to read it the way a book is read.If I had known that the movie was based on the book then would have definitely read it first! I will give it a 3.5!

    Yamini Chandra
    Sharat Chandra's Parineeta is quite different from Vidhu Vinod's and so beautifully written, it touches your heart. This lovely tale is about an orphaned girl of thirteen and her Shekhar da. It's about love and submission, jealousy and cowardice very rich emotions.

    Hajarath Prasad Abburu
    Very simple yet engrossing, masterfully written and compact. The social strata of the then Bengal was clearly depicted by Sharat "da". Lalita is lovely, honest and unquestionably obedient. Whereas Shekhar Babu is volatile, vulnerable and at times escapist. Loved it and recommended to all!!!!

    Alfie Shuvro
    রোমান্টিক প্রেমের গল্প। আসলে শরৎচন্দ্রের বিকল্প শরৎচন্দ্র চট্টোপাধ্যায়ই। পত্রিকায় শুনেছি তিনি নাকি তার উপন্যাস গুলোকে দুপুরের ঘুমানোর অভ্যাস এর মত করে ছেড়েছিলেন । আজ তার লেখার ক্ষুরধার [...]

    Sunanda Kodavyur
    Read the Hindi translation. I am not sure if it is because of the translation, but the book had no character development, no coherence, nothing! I hope the original is not like this. If it is, the movie guys did a great job!!


    Deepak Pitaliya
    A very short novel. Simple love story with happy ending. Do I need to say more?

    I was able to picture the whole movie while simultaneously reading it

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