প্রথম প্রতিশ্রুতি
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প্রথম প্রতিশ্রুতি (সত্যবতী, সুবর্ণলতা, বকুল ট্রিলজি #1)

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Story of an uncommon woman who dared to break the the so-called ruled made to control the lives of the-then bengali women.
509 pages
Published by Ananda Publishers (first published January 1st 1964)
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The story of a young girl from rural bengal who is very conscious of her right to live and be respected. A rebel, she can face her venerable father, whom she adores, and point out his mistake. A fighter for truth and her search for the meaning of a Woman's life. Her struggle to educate her daughter and the protest when she is thwarted in this by her husband and mother in law. A strong and courageous character who we all admire but would rather not have in our own families.
Every woman need to read it.
What a book!! What a great author!!
My salutations to 'Ashapurna Devi', Boss you are incomparable, for me she is the BEST Bengali author ever for fiction.
The writing style, the granularity, the characterizations, the clarity, the consistency-- all of it come alive with such a great force, that the seasoned reader is overwhelemed!
After this I continued reading her other books (Subarnalatha & Bakul Katha- both Hindi translations) & I was ever-amazed to see that her grip as a story-teller ne...more
Antara Ghosh
Read it years ago, as a teenager.
Got hold of the book last week, and started reading, just realized, I remember every plot, every scene, almost every dialogue, even after 15 years! And btw, my memory usually suck.
This is such a beautiful portrait.
One of the best books I ever read.
Hari M
Having read the Malayalam translation of 'Pratham Prathishruthi' i dearly miss not having known Bengali..!

The translation is awesome..but to think there always are things lost in translation makes this one even more inspiring a book to reach out for..and the depth of Bengali literature should definitely at par or even more than Malayalam!

Moving on to the rest of the trilogy " Suvarnalatha" n "Bakul Katha" offers a brighter vision of the transformation of bengali culture, society and the life of...more
Subarno Bhattacharya
Reading the bengali edition of this book "Pratham Pratisruti".
Denim Datta
সত্যবতী - সুবর্ণলতা - বকুল : তিন প্রজন্ম
প্রথম প্রতিশ্রুতি - সুবর্ণলতা - বকুলকথা : তিন উপন্যাস

তিন প্রজন্মের কাহিনীর সুত্রপাত 'প্রথম প্রতিশ্রুতি' থেকে, যা প্রথম প্রজন্ম সত্যবতী কে কেন্দ্র করে| সেকালের একচেটিয়া পুরুষতান্ত্রিক সমাজের বিদ্রোহিনী অগ্নিশিখা, নারীর স্বাধিকার অর্জনের চেষ্টায় প্রায় জীবন উৎসর্গ করা সত্যবতীর জন্ম, শৈশব ও পরবর্তী জীবন এই উপন্যাস এর বিষয়|

যদিও আশাপূর্ণা দেবীর মতো লেখিকার উপন্যাস সম্বন্ধে এ কথা বলা সম্পূর্ণ অপ্রয়োজনীয় (হয়তো বাচালতা), তবুও, এক শতক আগের বাংলার দৈনন্দিন জীবনযাত্...more
Emtiaj Hasan
বড় বাঁচা বেঁচে গেছি ওইসময়ে না জন্মে, কি জঘন্য অবস্থাই না ছিলো ওই সময়টায় সমাজে। সত্যবতী, ইউ আর জাস্ট অ্যা বস।
সত্য ছাড়া অন্য চরিত্রগুলো যে কি! সবগুলোকে পিঠাতে ইচ্ছে করে, আর এলোকেশীকে তো মেরেই ফেলতে ইচ্ছে করছে।
Nilanjana Rai
Some stories nvr grow old. You can always relate them with the contemporary society in their essence. Pratham Pratishruti will always remain as one of the inspirational works. Beautifully narrated, it surely cuts a mark.
Soorma Das
One of the best novels by Ashapurna Devi..the plot,characters are so well sketched out that one,atleast I, wished to be in the protagonist's shoes..One can read it as many times you want..The author even brings into light,wonderfully,the Calcutta and the villages of that time..
Sushant Jha
First book by any woman author to get Gyanpeeth. It captures the struggle of three generation of Bengali women starting from later half of 19th century. The book is part first of the trilogy.It is published in English titled "First Promise". A must read.
a wonderful book. While reading it I found myself thinking that I found myself with a little treasure in my hands. Beautiful language. Nice and interesting story. Sometimes a little bit confusing with all the names and who is whose relative.
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Ashapurna Devi (Bengali: আশাপূর্ণা দেবী), also Ashapoorna Debi or Asha Purna Devi, is a prominent Bengali novelist and poet. She has been widely honoured with a number of prizes and awards. She was awarded 1976 Jnanpith Award and the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1976; D.Litt by the Universities of Jabalpur, Rabindra Bharati, Burdwan and Jadavpur. Vishwa Bharati University honoured her...more
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সুবর্ণলতা বকুল কথা দশটি কিশোর উপন্যাস নিমিত্তমাত্র Ashapurna Devir Chhotogalpo Sankolan

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