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New book retells ‘Saraswatichandra’ for modern readers

By July 12, 2018No Comments

Source : Times of India

HarperCollins India recently announced the publication of Saraswatichandra by author Sameer Acharya, which is a modern retelling of Govardhanram Tripathi’s Saraswatichandra. Tripathi’s Saraswatichandra is considered as one of the greatest classics of Indian literature. The book touches up on the differences between
tradition and modern times while it can also be considered as a romance from the yesteryears.

Set in the late 19th century India, the story revolves around Saraswatichandra, a young educated and spiritual man, and his lover Kumud. He calls off their engagement due to familial tensions, and in turn leaves Bombay in search of enlightenment. With the strange turn of events, years later a married Kumud ends up meeting Saraswatichandra at an ashram where they have to decide about how to move on in their lives.

Sameer Acharya’s Saraswatichandra is an abridged version of the classic novel for new age readers. It’s noted that the story was made into a Bollywood film in 1968 and in recent times it is also made into a television series by producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

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