Devi Chaudhurani Book 1 (Author signed copy)
“Devi Chaudhurani” is a novel by Bankim Chandra Chatterji that has been adapted into English for modern readers in the form of a graphic novel series. The story follows Prafulla, a young girl whose life takes a tragic turn after her wedding day. Left without a husband due to societal norms, her father dies leaving her family in financial distress. After escaping a plan to sell her into prostitution, Prafulla becomes the protege of notorious bandit Bhabani Pathak, learning about the atrocities of the British Raj and eventually becoming the revolutionary Devi Chaudhurani. Chatterji was a prominent Bengali writer, known for his contributions to the literary renaissance of Bengal and India. The book was banned by the British Raj for its honest depictions of their atrocities but was later republished and is now considered a classic tale of freedom and resistance against oppressive ideals.
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