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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My suggestion wou One of the most enchanted books I ever read. An army of half-a-thousand men is but nothing to one dauntless ayyar.

Ayyars are never without their kamandthe purse of ayyari -related articles, drugging salts and lakhlakha. Ayyars, when captured by the foes, are never tortured or executed. Ranesh Rai rated it really liked it Sep 01, Neeraj rated it it was amazing Mar 11, The Story unfolds around the efforts of Virender Singh for brreaking Tilism and King Shivdutt trying to stop him to do the deed himself.

The cult of ayyari is so sturdy that it treads over even the formidable caste-system of that age —Pundit Jagannath is permitted to fight in the battle of Chunar despite being a non-Rajput because he is a member of the ayyar fraternity.

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Chandrakanta by Devki Nandan Khatri

The bald manner in which Kroor is described to have done away with his father sets a slightly jarring note, too. It keeps the reader interested with mysteries, questions and puzzles within the ongoing story of love. Yet another aspect that I adored about this englisg was that the females were feisty. However, my contention is that the novel is much more than a simple romance. They are physically strong, can handle all weapons, can sing, dance and play all musical instruments.

Apr 22, Aishwarya Upadhyay rated it it was amazing. This article needs chzndrakanta citations for verification.

Knowledge of science and fine arts is also necessary, as it may come handy many times. Full of profound, nove, mysteries, it enthralls and captivates.

I felt there may be some loss in translation in terms of the storytelling and detailing. View all 4 comments. Is there a Maharani Kalavati in the novel as in the Tv series?

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

Personally I am not very fond of romantic stories so I kept it aside for a long while. Jan 18, Dr. He used to write “bayaans” – chapters – on the run from the British and these were published and distributed widely. Rishabh Bansal rated it it was amazing May 01, Kumar Virendrasingh, the crown prince of Naugadh is desperately in love with the breathtakingly beautiful Chandrakanta — princess of Vijaygadh.

Chandrakanta (Hindi)

Then Chandrakanta gets trapped in a fantastic maze, from which only Virendra can rescue her. And boy, he did that with style. This, in my opinion, is one of the best fantasy books I have read over the years, especially in the Indian context, written by an Indian author especially pertaining to the Indian audience.


Almost every page is fraught with mystery, magic, deceit, betrayal and unexpected events. Ayyars are expert chemists too and create the most baffling mixtures and pastes. I read the English version. He shot to literary fame with his first novel, Chandrakanta, at the age of twenty-six. After that Kunvar Virendra Singh breaks the tilism and fights with Shivdutt with the help of aiyyars.

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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. In fact, in the plot, she is also shown cracking a small tilism herself, albeit with iin assistance of Surendra Singh.

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Mainly this is a love story and The Tilism plays the role of sub plot. Lists with This Book. Set up a giveaway. They say that many people tried learning Hindi, in order to read this episodic novel published in the newspaper of the times.