Parineeta.

Saratchandra Chattopadhyay

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Set in early twentieth century Kolkata, Parineeta (Espoused) is the unforgettable story of a child-woman it ís an intense and bittersweet romance. Lalita, an orphaned girl who lives with her uncle and considers herself betrothed to Shekhar, her benefactor and guardian. After several failed attempts, Lalita finally gets the egotistical Shekhar to admit that he reciprocates her feelings.

However, tensions erupt between Shekharís prosperous father and Lalitaís poor but principled uncle, and the situation is further complicated by the arrival on the scene of Girin, a mild-mannered and eligible bachelor, who is attracted to Lalita. The lover's world is turned upside down, and Shekhar and Lalita find themselves estranged. Years later, they meet again, and the story takes another unexpected turn

Parineeta is a classic that has captured the imagination of generations of readers. This new translation, published to coincide with Vidhu Vinod Chopraís film, will delight Saratchandraís fans, as well as those who are not familiar with the writer's works.

Language English
ISBN-10 014303356-5
No of pages 91
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Book Publisher Penguin India
Published Date 25 May 2005

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