Anandamath

Orient Paperbacks
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Anandmath is an extraordinary political novel. The plot, with its epical dimensions, is based on the sanyasi rebellion in Bengal in the late 18th century. The sanyasis fought the British against all odds, whom they regarded as an arch enemy of the country, and responsible for the terrible famine of 1772.

In this novel Bankim also wrote Bande Mataram - Hail Motherland - and gave India its first national song, which later became a rallying call of the national freedom movement.

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About the author

BANKIM CHANDRA CHATTERJI (1838-94) is widely acknowledged as perhaps the most creative genius of Bengali literature. Beginning his literary career as a writer of verse, he soon realised that poetry was not his metier and turned to fiction. Bengali fiction owes much of its present form to the trend that Bankim Chandra set with Durgesh Nandini (1865), Kapal Kundala (1866), Krishnakanter Will (1878), Rajani and other books. He broke the dry monotony of Bengali prose, pruned its verbosity and gave it a twist of informality and intimacy.
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Publisher
Orient Paperbacks
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Published on
Feb 27, 2019
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Pages
168
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ISBN
9788122206470
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Political
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This content is DRM protected.
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