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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The film was never made. Open Preview See a Problem? There would be several time when you may expect an ending and soon you would realize that it is a beginning of something more interesting. View all 5 comments.

Their athletic prowess is such that no ayyar in Chandrakanta ever rides a horse — he runs behind and matches the pace of those ridden by their royal patrons. The astrologers would predict the name and physical attributes of this worthy future legatee. Its a shame that book is not that famous.

The copyright on the novel expired in and it is now in public domain, along with other titles by the author. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. He became an employee of the Raja of Benares.


Chandrakanta by Devki Nandan Khatri

India’s perfect answer to Lord of the rings, Chronicles of Narnia and other Western fantasy books. Chandrakanta is englisj popular epic fantasy Hindi novel by Devaki Nandan Khatri. The narrative progresses like a What can I say, it’s a piece of art in itself. This book is considered to be one of his finest chandrakznta, and has spawned numerous sequels related to the original story. A plethora of other characters presenting varying shades of valour, loyalty, camaraderie and devotion serve to make Chandrakanta an absorbing read indeed.

The original tale has many feathers in its royal turban: Chandrakanta is an outstanding work of imagination – considering it was written over years back. Kuch aur upanyaas padhne k ichhuk hain hum. Khatri made a strong contribution to the learning of the Hindi language by the people of the times. View all 9 comments. Yes, it has a slow and trite start when you almost give up because the Aiyaars’ tricks seem to get really monotonous and repetitive.

Almost every page is fraught with mystery, magic, deceit, betrayal and unexpected events. Not Enabled Word Wise: Was a nice find.

The novel is written in third person omniscient but the narrative never gives away the element of suspense; not even in a single chapter. These tilisms become key elements in the novel. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The nuances of both the tilisms in the novel — one of buildings and the other of gardens are both equally well-described.


Shweta rated it it was nvel May 09, It’s a must read. The genre is movel and I will rate the world it builds as good as Harry Potter or A song of ice and fire.

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Kumar Virendrasingh, the crown prince of Naugadh is desperately in love with the breathtakingly beautiful Chandrakanta — princess of Vijaygadh. The cult of ayyarias detailed by Nove, is awe-inspiring. The ayyar is, as contended before, the real hero of the novel because he is shown to be far more superior than the prince Virendrasingh, traditionally considered as the hero of the novel. Please help improve chandrakanat or discuss these issues on the talk page.

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Feb 13, Gorab Jain rated it liked it Shelves: Chandrakanta Hindi by Devki Nandan Khatri. Lists with This Book. Intwo more TV adaptations were planned.