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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But at the heart of it all, remains the singular fact that the author wrote a book not with the aim to teach, patronize, educate, moralize or ignite patriotic fervour in the people. I enjoyed reading it. Himanshu Awasthi rated it liked it Apr 09, Its story about the love story of a News reporter girl and a naughty college boy.

Nove, fact, in the plot, she is also shown cracking a small tilism herself, albeit with the nobel of Surendra Singh. It should atleast be a gift to every young child by their parents. With all the allure and magnetism of a beauteous damsel, a tilism beckons all and sundry towards itself.

India’s best book and story reading app with lacs of Chandakanta contents! Devaki Nandan Khatripopularly known as Babu Devakinandan Khatri, is one of the earliest writers in Hindi.

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. A world where me and my imagination flies away on an amazing journey, this the book that started my literary journey.


Tejsingh and Chapala furnish the sub-plot. This is a tale of kings, princes, princesses, their loyal friends, aiyaars, tilisms magical mazeloyalists, traitors et al.

Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Gulshan Kumar Dhiman rated it really liked it Apr 19, The inspiration for the novel is said to be the forests near Varanasi, where Khatri was employed with the Raja of Benaras, including the fort of Chunar, which, renamed as Chunargarh, forms a significant part of the novel.

Chandrakanta by Devki Nandan Khatri

Ayyars are experts at impersonation — which implies they possess the dual qualities of being consummate actors and are adept at make-up. Chandrakanha a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Refresh and try again. Sep 19, Prakash rated it it was amazing. Its in the later parts that the story became more “tilasmi” and a bit interesting. Hence, the mystery, beauty, and complicated nature of the tilism make it an ideal heroine, more than Chandrakanta, who is, of course, beautiful and resourceful, but loses out to the tilism when it comes to the importance attached to it.

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.

Chandrakanta Santati

One of the best and geatest Indian Fantasy. The story is a romantic fantasy about two lovers who belong to rival kingdoms: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Their interactions are laced with humour, snark and insolence.

Get to Know Us. In Virendrasingh and Chandrakanta one can visualize the channdrakanta hero and heroine.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. About Babu Devakinandan Khatri. It noovel Nirja Guleri’s mega-budget TV serial of the same 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. Almost every page is fraught with mystery, magic, deceit, betrayal and unexpected events. He intends to seize the throne and marry the beautiful Chandrakanta, thereby gaining legitimacy to his rule over the kingdom of Vijaygarh.


For a lover of epic fantasy, spell-binding magic, swashbuckling adventure and flawless narrative, I am appalled that this adaptation has been gathering dust on my bookshelf for such a long time.

Krur Singh, a member of the Vijaygarh king’s court dreams of marrying Chandrakanta and taking over the throne. The novelty factor has faded away. An army of half-a-thousand men is but nothing to one dauntless ayyar. 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.

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It is more than a years old but it should be read more. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Its story is totally different from the original novel. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Yes, it has a slow and trite start when you almost give up because the Aiyaars’ tricks seem to get englidh monotonous and engllsh. However, like all quintessential happy-ending tales — the hero decimates the villain into nothingness.