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The Poison Tree A TALE OF HINDU LIFE IN BENGAL

By: Bankimacandra Cattopadhyaya
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Poison Tree" (Jalatshur), authored by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, a prominent Bengali writer of the 19th century, is a captivating novella that delves into the intricacies of human emotions, societal norms, and the consequences of choices. This book has been deemed a classic and has been a great collection of ideas that are comprehended into a single draft to read by readers of several age groups. The story revolves around the central theme of forbidden love and its far-reaching impact. Set in rural Bengal during the colonial era, the novella follows the lives of protagonist Upendra and his beloved Aghor, who are bound by deep affection for each other. However, this affection turns into an unrequited love for Upendra when Aghor is betrothed to another man due to societal norms. The story unveils the intense emotions of jealousy, bitterness, and betrayal that plague Upendra's heart as he grapples with his unfulfilled love. Bankim Chandra, known for his intricate portrayal of human psychology and social intricacies, masterfully weaves a tale that explores the intricacies of the human heart, the effects of unattainable desires, and the profound consequences of decisions influenced by societal expectations.

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Bankimacandra Cattopadhyaya

Bankim chandra chattopadhyay cie (june 26 or 27, 1838 – april 8, 1894) was an indian author, poet, essayist, and journalist. He wrote the 1882 bengali language novel anandamath, which is considered a classic of modern bengali and indian literature. He wrote vande mataram in heavily sanskritized bengali, personifying bengal as a mother goddess and encouraging revolutionaries during the indian independence movement. Chattopadhayay published fourteen novels in bengali, as well as numerous serious, serio-comic, satirical, scientific, and critical treatises. Chattopadhayay is widely considered as a pivotal player in bengal's and the indian subcontinent's literary renaissance. Some of his works, such as novels, essays, and commentaries, deviated from traditional verse-oriented indian writings and served as an inspiration to authors all over india.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 142Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359399868
  • ISBN-13:9789359399867
  • Item Weight: 213g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 8.21mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General