The Drought and Other Stories

The Drought and Other Stories

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Author: Sarat Chandra Chatterjee
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Sasadhar Sinha
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 106
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9786019311


The book is a collection or six well known stories by Sarat Chandra Chatterjee, one of the finest Bengali novelist, clearly in the direct line of literary succession to Bankim Chandra Chatterjee and Rahindranath Tagore.

The stories in this collection are guided by two considerations-their representative Character and their variety. They also reflect the mind and Art of Sarat Chandra.

The first story “The Drought” is considered one of Sarat Chandra’s best short stories. It focuses attention on all the social tensions that have bedeviled the Indian scene and still remains unsolved.

The “Snake Charmer’s Daughter” is am Poignant Story of love which binds men and women, irrespective of artificial social difference. “Abhagar Swarga” Brings to light the Significant sociological fact that the ethos of caste can affect, indeed infect the psychology of even those who are its principal victims.

Ramer Sumathi is a story of domestic life and is perhaps the only one which can be called a novella. The Portrait, a romantic tale, is laid in the Buddhist background of Burma, Where Sarat Chandra had spent his early youth as a postal clerk.


Preface 1. The Drought (Mahesh) 2. The Snake-charmer’s Daughter (Bilashi) 3. A Gleam of Light (Andhare Alo) 4. Ramlal’s Conversion (Ramer Sumati) 5. The Portrait (chhabi) 6. Abhagi’s Heaven ! (Abhagir Swarga)