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Pather Dabi: The Right of Way

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Pather Dabi caused an enormous furore following its serialisation in a Bengali monthly - Bangabani. The story of Sabyasachi, the charismatic leader of the military organisation, Pather Dabi, and the powerful women around him - their inter-relationship, agony and ecstasy stirred anti-British sentiments at a time India was languishing under the British rule.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 4th 2002 by Rupa & Co. (first published 1926)
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Harshit Gupta
Probably not the best of Sharatchandra. He tackles society well, but somehow some of his characters become a little too much to be real in this one, with all their stoicism. Still, a good read, especially towards the end.
Jamil Ahammed
শরৎচনদরের এই লেখা― উপনযাস কম ছেলেভুলানো পরোপাগানডা অধিক হইয়াছে। নাকিকাননার একসা করে ছেড়েছেন এই ফিচকাদুনে লেখক। শরৎচনদরের পরতি সকুলের গনডি না পেরুনো বালকের গমগমা পরেম ২০১২তে আসিয়া উবিয়া গেলো। আহা! ...more
Anindita Ray
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic novel. many things there to learn
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really liked it though the translation was disjointed in places.
The characters are quite 3 dimensional. The author paints a good picture of 1910s Rangoon and is very evocative with the feeling of Indians under colonial rule. Sarat Chandra does fall into the trap of Bengali ethnocentricism while also displaying appreciation for other Indian cultures. His treatment of women is quite empathetic.
Its a commentary through the hero, the Doctor, on what was necessary to win Independence. In the end,
Book Worm
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating...every Bengali must read it. Wonderful piece of literature and describes an angle to the anti colonial movement which many may not be aware of...describes perfectly well how the brits were nothing but brutes and the anglos their hangover mistakes..
Shadin Pranto
An average movie script with some patriotic elements!
Atik Rahman
বইটা শরৎচনদর পরতিবাদ হিসেবে লিখেছে মনে হয়। যাইহোক ভাল হয়েছে। ...more
Gorab Jain
My rating : 2/5
Path ke Dawedar is the hindi translated book by Manoj publications of the Bengali book "Pather Dabi". Had a tough time understanding the abstruse hindi words, hindi being my mother tongue!!! Left me wondering whether the translation was intentionally done like this or the original version had difficult Bengali words??
This is my second book of the author (after Devdas) and has instilled in me the hunger to read more hindi stuff. Would have preferred to read the original Bengali ve
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This novel is Sarat Chandra’s best creation. Its depicts the importance of feelings of patriotism and service to the country. This novel was first published in Bengali and it created a great sensation and British government banned this book. The great Rabindranath Tagore also praised this creation of Sarat Chandra. Readers will enjoy reading it.
Jamil Ahammed
Nov 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
শরৎচনদরের এই লেখা― উপনযাস কম ছেলেভুলানো পরোপাগানডা অধিক হইয়াছে। নাকিকাননার একসা করে ছেড়েছেন এই ফিচকাদুনে লেখক। শরৎচনদরের পরতি সকুলের গনডি না পেরুনো বালকের গমগমা পরেম ২০১২তে আসিয়া উবিয়া গেলো। আহা! ...more
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Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (also spelt Saratchandra) (Bengali: শরৎচনদর চটটোপাধযায) was a legendary Bengali novelist from India. He was one of the most popular Bengali novelists of the early 20th century.

His childhood and youth were spent in dire poverty as his father,
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