Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay ( also briefly Chatterjee, Bengali: শরত্চন্দ্র চট্টোপাধ্যায়, Śaratcandra Caṭṭopādhyāẏ; born September 15, 1876 in Debanandapur; † January 16, 1938 in Kolkata ) was a Bengali writer of the early 20th century. His works show the society of the rural Bengal. He themed among other social oppression and superstition.


Sharat Chandra grew up in poverty in the district of Hooghly. He began writing in 1900 and 1903 received a lower official position on Burma Railway Company in Rangoon. Although he had already written several stories, he was only after 1913 to a well-known and popular author. His novels describe the lives of impoverished Bengali petty bourgeois who are caught in their own prejudices, live a life of social hardship and national oppression. Frequently, women are at the heart of his stories. The most popular are Baradidi (1913 ), Charitrahin (1917 ), Shrikanta ( 4 volumes, 1917, 1918, 1927, 1933), Grihadaha (1919) and Pather Dabi ( 1926).

His works have undergone numerous film adaptations, in particular Debdas (1917 ) and Parinita (1914 ).