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Born on September 15, 1876 in West Bengal, Saratchandra Chattopadhyay began writing in his early teens. The author of numerous Bengali novels, short stories, and even plays, his works have been translated in many languages across India. He achieved instant fame after his first novel Badi Didi was published in 1907 in the magazine Bharati. The quality and nuance of his writing made some readers conjecture that the author of this work was the celebrated Rabindranath Tagore writing under a pseudonym. Saratchandra Chattopadhyay has penned phenomenal works such as Charitraheen (1917), Srikant (1917), and Shesh Prashn (1931). His novels like Parineeta (1914) and Devdas (1917) have earned the status of classics in Bengali literature and found their way into popular culture when they were adapted into films.
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Saratchandra Chattopadhyay has highlighted the contradiction emerging between Hinduism and the Br...