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By Narasingha P. Sil

Sharatchandra Chattopadhyay has been the preferred author of novels and brief tales in his local Bengaland in India at huge. regardless of this, he continues to be unrecognized within the English talking global. Narasingha P. Sil fills this void via proposing a ancient serious evaluation of his upbringing and the stories that inspired his masterful and luxurious paintings. The lifetime of Sharatchandra Chattopadhyay rescues the real 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 ambitious eu forbear, Jean Jacques Rousseau of Enlightenment France. The concluding bankruptcy of Sil’s biographical research introduces this pioneering comparability among the 2 men—a veritable tour de force.

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