Chandrakanta, Devaki Nandan Khatri s extraordinary novel, first published in , is set in the courtly world of princes and princesses, magnificent palaces and. the words of a famous Hindi literary critic, “the aim of [novels such as. Chandrakanta) is weird and wonderful events, not the supremacy of feelings or character. Chandrakanta is a popular epic fantasy Hindi novel by Devaki Nandan Khatri. Published in , it was the first modern Hindi novel.

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This, in my opinion, is one of chanddakanta best fantasy books I have read over the years, especially in the Indian context, written by an Indian author especially pertaining to the Indian audience. Book ratings by Goodreads. I have rated it 5 because,though initially it was a slow read, it never failed to surprise me and a time came when i could not put it down.

Sep 19, Prakash rated it it was amazing. Use dmy dates from May Use Indian English from May All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references Articles needing cleanup from July Novell pages needing cleanup Books needing cleanup Articles with multiple maintenance issues Books with missing cover. Subsequently, it failed to attract viewership and finally was cancelled. About Devaki Nandan Khatri Devaki Nandan Chandrqkanta June 18, – was an Indian writer, who belonged to the first generation of popular novelists in the modern Hindi language.

What can I say, it’s a piece of art in itself. Maybe it was a cbandrakanta too pat for people who want their characters with backstories. And boy, he did that with style. It looks like we don’t have a Synopsis for this title yet.

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. Hindi bhasha bahut priya hai mujhe. The entire journey of pages was just awesome.


One of the very first Hindi Novels that I read Jan 18, Dr. Chandrakanta is a popular epic fantasy Hindi novel by Devaki Nandan Xhandrakanta. Shivdutt captures Chandrakanta and while running away from Shivdutt, Chandrakanta finds herself a prisoner in a tilism.

This app contains all volumes of this novel and also Chandrakanta Santati. Jun 15, Piyumi rated it liked it. Books by Babu Devakinandan Khatri. It gives you a feeling The entire journey of pages was just awesome. Krur Singh, a member of the Vijaygarh king’s court dreams of marrying Chandrakanta and taking over the throne.


Yeh Ishq Nahi Asaan. Jul 02, Indian rated it did not like it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The novel is written in third person omniscient but the narrative never gives away the element of suspense; not even in a single chapter.

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चंद्रकांता (Chandrakanta #1)

When I read it, I realized that my Hindi sucks. This article has multiple issues. Was Shivdutt a vishpurush with a tragic backstory in the novel as in the tv series? When Krur Singh fails in his endeavour, chandraaknta flees the kingdom and befriends Shivdutt, the powerful neighbouring king of Chunargarh referring to the fort in Chunar that inspired Khatri to write the novel.

Aug 08, Yatharth Singh Chauhan rated it it was amazing. This is a tale of kings, princes, princesses, their loyal friends, aiyaars, tilisms magical mazeloyalists, traitors et al.

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Kuch aur upanyaas padhne k ichhuk hain hum. Many characters have miniscule role in the book. Its a shame that book is not movel famous. Almost gave up on it because chandra,anta 35 pages, the characters known as “aiyaars” impersonated each other more than times!

There chandrskanta never a dull moment and when there is one, you know that all you need to do is turn a leaf and voila! Babu Devakinandan Khatri created many twists and turns in his story. People would await the new “bayaans” and congregate around those who could read Hindi to hear the latest exploits in the continuing saga. If you wanna be a fantasy writer I recommend it you. The film was never made. The Story unfolds around the efforts of Virender Singh for brreaking Tilism and King Shivdutt trying to stop him to do the deed himself.


Chandrakanta was made into a television serial in the mids by its creator, writer, producer and director Nirja Guleri and this mega-budget serial went on to become one of the blockbusters on Indian television. Despite of being one of the earliest novels of hindi literature, Chandrkanta leaves a lasting impression on readers’ minds chahdrakanta terms of relatable characters, depiction of kin relationships and a storytelling style that has a tinge of rural North Chandrqkanta.

The characters are few but rich in their profiles. View all 5 comments. India’s perfect answer to Lord of the rings, Chronicles of Narnia and other Western fantasy books.

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Everywhere there is a game of nvoel, talent and cunning which keeps your brain occupied in an attempt to guess what might have happened and what may come next. Krur Singh coaxes Shivdutt to ensnare Chandrakanta at any cost. Sanskrit Subhashit with their meaning in Hindi and English. It did spawn a hugely popular television adaptation and the book itself was extremely popular at the time it was published. Nov 03, Alok rated it it was amazing. Always was and is mesmerized by the richness of content in this book, it took me to beyond, yet within the grasp of my dreams It inspired Nirja Guleri’s mega-budget TV serial of the same name which has chaandrakanta similarity with story except chandrakwnta the names of few characters which became one of the biggest-ever blockbusters in the history of Indian television.