Chandrakanta, Devaki Nandan Khatri s extraordinary novel, first published in , is set in the courtly world of princes and princesses, magnificent palaces and. the words of a famous Hindi literary critic, “the aim of [novels such as. Chandrakanta) is weird and wonderful events, not the supremacy of feelings or character. Chandrakanta is a popular epic fantasy Hindi novel by Devaki Nandan Khatri. Published in , it was the first modern Hindi novel.

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Its story about the love story of a News reporter girl and a naughty college boy.


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But at the same time it is a wonderful story full of magical tricks. Chandrakanta, the novel, has many sequels, prominent being a 7-book series Chandrakanta santati dealing with the adventures of Chandrakanta and Virendra Singh’s children in another major tilism.

Mainly this is a love story and The Tilism plays the role of sub plot. Retrieved from ” https: At some points unnecessary plot points have been included in the novel which could’ve been avoided.

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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 nofel relationships and a storytelling style that has a tinge of rural North India. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Published init was the first modern Hindi novel. But there are obstacles galore in the paths of the lovers.


The Story unfolds around the efforts of Virender Singh for brreaking Tilism and King Shivdutt trying to stop him to do the deed himself. Lists with This Book. 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.

Return to Book Page. No wonder the original version in Hindi written by Babu Devkinandan Khatri in the late 19th century must have been an enormous novella. Intwo more TV adaptations were planned.

After that Kunvar Virendra Singh breaks the tilism and fights with Shivdutt with the help of aiyyars. Published by Diamond Pocket Books first published January 1st Khatri did not write any work at one go and then publish the same.

Chandrakanta is a popular epic fantasy Hindi novel by Devaki Nandan Khatri. The mystery was nice and the plot had females who go on adventures and rescue themselves, and this from an Indian author in the s. 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. He started a printing press called “Lahari” and started a Hindi monthly, “Sudarshan”, in Krur Singh, a member of the Vijaygarh king’s court dreams of marrying Chandrakanta and taking over the throne.


However, there is no term like vishpurush in the novel. Suitable for kids and grownups alike. Reading in regional language is quite an experience. I have rated it 5 because,though initially it was a slow read, it never failed to surprise me and a time came when i could not put it down.

Shivdutt was just plain mean: Abhishek Bachchan was to be seen in this screen adaption of the tale of Chandrakanta. The copyright on the novel expired in and it is now in public domain, along with other titles by the author.

Written about years ago, this book still holds its unique place among even western.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Sep 17, Sushant Singh rated it really liked it. He chandrakahta an employee of the Raja of Benares.

If you wanna be a fantasy writer I chanddakanta it you. Virendra Vikram Singh Prince of Naugarh and Chandrakanta Princess of Vijaygarh are deeply in love but long for each other due to the enmity between their kingdoms.

The novel is written in third person omniscient but the narrative never gives away the element of suspense; not even in a single chapter. An old-time story with a sense of suspense and easy to read book.

Sep 19, Prakash rated it it was chandraaknta.