The most popular novelist in the Bengali language. His notable works include Devdas, Srikanto, Choritrohin, Parineeta, Grihadaha. Most of his works deal with the lifestyle, tragedy and struggle of the village people and the contemporary social practices that prevailed in Bengal. He remains the most popular, translated, adapted, and plagiarized Indian author of all time.
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay was born on 15 September 1876, in Debanandapur, a small village in Hooghly, West Bengal. His education began at Pyari Pandit’s pathshala, an informal village school and later he joined Hooghly Branch High School. Sarat Chandra started writing in his early teens. After finishing his formal studies, he spent much of his time interacting with friends, acting in plays, and in playing sports and games. Several of his famous novels and stories were written during this period.
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