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Most of his works deal with the lifestyle, tragedy, struggle of the village people and the contemporary social practices that prevailed in Bengal. He remains the most popular, most translated, most adapted, and most plagiarized Indian author of all time. Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay was born on 15 September 1876, in Debanandapur, a small village two miles northwest of Bandel in Hooghly, West Bengal.
His father Motilal Chattopadhyay was an idler and dreamer who held irregular jobs. He could not finish novels and stories that he had started writing, but passed on his imagination and love of literature to Sarat Chandra. He, wife Bhuvanmohini, and their five children lived for many years in his father-in-law Kedarnath Gangopadhyay’s house in Bhagalpur, Bihar. Sarat Chandra was a daring, adventure-loving boy.
Most of his schooling was in informal village schools called pathshalas. He was a good student and got a double promotion that enabled him to skip a grade.
Sarat Chandra started writing in his early teens. After finishing his formal studies, he spent much of his time interacting with friends, acting in plays, and in playing sports and games. Several of his famous novels and stories were written during this period. In 1893, Sarat Chandra moved to Burma.
He got a temporary job in Burma Railway’s audit office and later worked for many years in Burma’s public works accounts office. While living in Rangoon, he married his first wife Shanti. He was deeply hurt when his wife and one-year-old son died from plague. Rangoon and taught her to read and write.
She outlived him by 23 years. In 1916, Sarat Chandra moved backed to India and settled in Howrah, near Kolkata. It is during this time that he improved his Sanskrit skills from “Kabyasri” Kishorimohan Mukherjee. He devoted himself to writing and established himself as one of India’s major novelist and story writer.
University of Calcutta awarded him the prestigious Jagattarini medal. On 2 Magh 1344 or 16 January 1938 he died, from cancer of the liver. After returning from Burma, Chattopadhyay stayed for 11 years in Baje Shibpur, Howrah.