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He was arguably the most influential pan-Indian writer we have ever had. Nowadays, few writers can claim so wide an audience, and perhaps that nationalist historical moment is over. It is films that have inherited this pan-regional mantle.

But again, few films have been loved and reproduced by every generation, in every language, and with every new generation star-couple, as much as the tragic tale of the melancholic, love-ravaged Devdas.

Few figures have burrowed more deeply and persistently into a certain cultural psyche. Devdas has been translated early into virtually every Indian language. Devdas is a modern novelette — it is not a dastan , or an attempt to re-write a traditional form in a modern way, in the manner of the many retellings of the Ramayana , Mahabharata , Arabian Nights , etcetera.

The hero is tragic but not in the sense of dying in battle. Rather, the masculinity represented is the very opposite of the conventional muscular, action-oriented hero.

The appeal of Devdas is partly in its passivity, the luxury of an infinitely narcissistic self-pity. He is rarely the action hero, but, rather, one who absorbs the actions of Others fate, lovers, family. Indeed, in Devdas , there seems to be a change from the traditional fidelity to a larger cause divine or royal or national to the erotics of a betrayal by all those Others, a betrayal that often results in the embrace of death.

If you ever happen to come across a hapless, unruly rogue like Devdas, please pray for his soul. This is odd in literary terms, but is even odder if one looks at the historical moment. The prevailing sentiment in was very much one of serious and high-minded nationalism.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was rising on the horizon, and at the other end of the spectrum comprising those who believed in violence there were many brave revolutionaries, such as those of the Ghadar movement.

There were substantial anti-caste movements in the West and the South too. In blithe contrast to all this, Devdas seems to be soaked in decadence and depravity, alcohol and polyamory:. He had spurned her all his life — she had led a life of sin, he had thought. He had promised to see her one last time. It is not as if Chattopadhyay did not write novels about revolutionary characters Pather Dabi , translated as Right of Way , among others for which he got into trouble with the British government.

But it is Devdas for which he is most fondly remembered. The appeal of Devdas is the appeal to emotion, to the uncompromising innocence of childhood, to sentimentality albeit crafted , to a sense of life built on awarapan and openness, rather than a life lived in pursuit of an abstract and elusive social justice. Perhaps readers in that period, too, like in any other, wanted a break from overly pietistic, self-righteous nationalist ventures.

The continued reception to Devdas over the first half of the 20th century including its many film versions , may also be partly a reaction to Gandhian puritanism. Though there are enough misogynous moments in Devdas , the character is most genuinely attracted to women who are themselves on the margins of cheerful domesticity.

Chattopadhyay is at pains to show that Devdas was not a hedonist like his friend Chunilal and had never visited a mehfil with a courtesan before.

But Chandramukhi cannot resist the initial attraction, and wants him back. The only redeeming quality, relative to his fellow male writers of the time, is that the female character is often a socially-derided figure most typically the courtesan, or public woman.

And because Devdas is so luckless himself, he can hardly play the traditional role of either the censuring father, or the suave nawabi lover. In this milieu, Chattopadhyay is able to infuse some tenderness and mutuality into the relationship.

This ethic is not that of the nationalist leader leading the masses. Instead, it is of the greater strength of the courtesan who can actually help someone like the wealthy landlord. What one can still learn from the novel are the ideals of those who can no longer bear their rural zamindari with all its attendant caste and social iniquities.

But it did expand the consciousness of gender and romantic love even if incompletely and confusedly. Love, rather than Gandhian spirituality or Nehruvian citizenship, may do more to expose the claustropobia of gender-roles, male and female.

Drowning in self-pity The appeal of Devdas is partly in its passivity, the luxury of an infinitely narcissistic self-pity. Consider how the novel ends: If you ever happen to come across a hapless, unruly rogue like Devdas, please pray for his soul.

Devdas is eventually seen as an unfortunate creature, deserving of compassion. At odds with history This is odd in literary terms, but is even odder if one looks at the historical moment. Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. Image source: Wikimedia Commons The continued reception to Devdas over the first half of the 20th century including its many film versions , may also be partly a reaction to Gandhian puritanism.

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He was arguably the most influential pan-Indian writer we have ever had. Nowadays, few writers can claim so wide an audience, and perhaps that nationalist historical moment is over. It is films that have inherited this pan-regional mantle. But again, few films have been loved and reproduced by every generation, in every language, and with every new generation star-couple, as much as the tragic tale of the melancholic, love-ravaged Devdas. Few figures have burrowed more deeply and persistently into a certain cultural psyche. Devdas has been translated early into virtually every Indian language. Devdas is a modern novelette — it is not a dastan , or an attempt to re-write a traditional form in a modern way, in the manner of the many retellings of the Ramayana , Mahabharata , Arabian Nights , etcetera.

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One hundred years later, ‘Devdas’ is still celebrated as the anti-masculine hero

Despite being finished in September , [1] the novel was not published until June due to Chatterjee's hesitance over some autobiographical elements. The story pivots a tragic triangle linking Devdas, an archetypal lover in viraha separation ; Paro, his forbidden childhood love; and Chandramukhi , a reformed courtesan. Devdas is a young man from a wealthy Bengali Brahmin family in India in the early s. Parvati Paro is a young woman from a middle class Bengali Brahmin family. The two families live in a village called Taalshonapur in Bengal, and Devdas and Parvati are childhood friends. Devdas goes away for a couple of years to live and study in the city of Calcutta now Kolkata. During vacations, he returns to his village.

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Stories still circulate about these historical characters in the old nooks of Bhagalpur. It was here that Chattopadhyay wrote Devdas in The novel was published in The people of Bhagalpur, particularly old timers, still claim that the characters in Devdas were real, and lived in flesh and blood. But who was Devdas really? Could it have been the bohemian Sarat himself? Devdas is a strange chapter in the literary history of India, both as a novel and film.

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