Hindi novel in particular, Chandrakanta and the sub-genre of adventure 2 For an account in English, see e.g. Amrik Kalsi, Realism in the Hindi. Novel’. Aishwarya said: Chandrakanta is an outstanding work of imagination considering the date when it was written. Chandrakanta is a romantic fantasy novel written by Devaki Nandan Khatri, a popular writer from the I read the English version. Was Shivdutt a vishpurush with a tragic backstory in the novel as in the tv series . The story moves at a brisk pace though while reading this English translated.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Shweta rated it it was amazing May 09, A novel that set a benchmark for the numerous Hindi novels yet to come, Chandrakanta was adapted multiple times over the years. Abhishek Kumar rated it liked it Jan 01, Reading in regional language is quite an experience. Kumar Virendrasingh, the crown prince of Naugadh is desperately in love with the breathtakingly beautiful Chandrakanta — princess of Vijaygadh.

Yes, it has a slow and trite start when you almost give up because the Aiyaars’ tricks seem to get really monotonous and repetitive. Jul 28, Sneha Waghmare rated it liked it. Despite of being one of the earliest novels of hindi literature, Chandrkanta leaves a lasting impression on readers’ minds in terms of relatable characters, depiction of kin relationships and a storytelling style that has a tinge of rural North India. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Maybe it was a bit too pat for people who want their characters with backstories.

It is considered to be the first work of prose in the modern Hindi language, and may have significantly contributed to the popularity of the language. The books are usually better than the tv shows and movies made on them. Such a wonderful imagination and narration. Avanindra Kumar rated it it was ok Jan 18, However, makes me salute Babu Devika Nandan Khatri for his power of imagination.


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It inspired Nirja Guleri’s mega-budget TV serial of the chamdrakanta name which has no similarity with story except using the names of few characters which became one of the biggest-ever blockbusters in the history of Indian television. The beautiful Princess Chandrakanta is imprisoned in an ancient tilisma, and waits to be rescued. Best collection of English stories with 30 categories in one box.

The Real Heroes and Heroines in Devaki Nandan Khatri’s Chandrakanta

They have immense confidence, owing to which they fearlessly go behind the enemy lines and accomplish staggering feats. This article has multiple issues. Get to Know Us. Want to Read saving…. nivel

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The author had very beautifully explained each and every character and incident in the running sequence of the story. He intends to seize the throne and marry the beautiful Chandrakanta, thereby gaining legitimacy to his rule over the kingdom of Vijaygarh. My suggestion wou One of the most enchanted books I ever read. She is widely regarded for her translations of the seventeenth century text, Ardhakathanak, the autobiography of poet and thinker Banarasidas, and of the acclaimed Hindi novel, Tyagpatra by Jainendra.

Nov 03, Alok rated it it was amazing. A nnovelon the other hand, has all the qualities of a heroine. I have published my review on my blog – https: Neelima Bhatia rated it it was amazing Jun 18, chandarkanta A closer look shall reveal that the real hero of Chandrakanta is Ayyari and the heroine is Tilism. Neeraj rated it it was amazing Mar 11, Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.


Kroorsingh and Shivduttsingh together form the darker side of the drama. Almost every page is fraught with mystery, magic, deceit, betrayal and unexpected events.

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My suggestion would be to use a real book instead of a soft copy. People were so mesmerised by the works Chandrakanta, Chandrakanta Santati and Bhootnath that they started to learn Hindi just to be able to read the works.

Over the years its appeal has remained intact through various translations and adaptations, both in the printed form and in the visual medium. Kindle Editionpages. It did spawn a hugely popular television adaptation and the book itself was extremely popular at the time it was published. Kumari Chandrakanta is no down-trodden little woman looking up to the males in her family — she has a will and plenty of pluck, and finally marries the man of her choice.

Kashif Rizwan rated it really liked it Apr 14, People as in, people who knew Urdu, Bhijpuri, Bengali. In fact, in the plot, she is also shown cracking a small tilism herself, albeit with the assistance of Surendra Singh.

The characters are few but rich in their profiles. Return to Book Page. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.