Bankimchandra Chatterjee

In the ancient kingdom of Magadha lived Hemchandra, son of the king. And far from the palace, in the city of Mathura lived the beautiful Mrinalini, a member of a middle class family. Two people from

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In the ancient kingdom of Magadha lived Hemchandra, son of the king. And far from the palace, in the city of Mathura lived the beautiful Mrinalini, a member of a middle class family. Two people from two different worlds . . . yet they fall in love. What will happen when they get married in secret? Will the royal family ostracize the king’s son? And will Hemchandra and Mrinalini’s love stay strong in the face of a society that refuses to accept their relationship?

Born on June 27, 1838, in Kanthalpara village, Bengal Presidency, Bankimchandra Chatterjee belonged to an educated family. He obtained a degree in law in 1869 and was soon appointed as the Deputy Magistrate. A key figure in literary renaissance of Bengal, Chatterjee wrote a number of novels, essays, and poems. His first novel, Durgeshnandini, was published in March 1865. His other major works include Kapalkundala (1866), Mrinalini (1869), Vishabriksha (1873), Indira (1873, revised 1893), Jugalanguriya (1874), Radharani (1876, enlarged 1893), Chandrasekhar (1877), Rajani (1877), Rajsimha (1882), Anandamath (1882), Devi Chaudhrani (1884), and Sitaram (1887). Chatterjee breathed his last on April 8, 1894. He continues to be remembered for his literary achievements and social service.

ISBN-13

9789389931174

Reading Age

12+

Language

Hindi

Item Weight(gm)

200

Dimensions(cm)

19.6 x 12.6 x 1.7

Paperback

176

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