Hindi novel in particular, Chandrakanta and the sub-genre of adventure 2 For an account in English, see e.g. Amrik Kalsi, Realism in the Hindi. Novel’. Aishwarya said: Chandrakanta is an outstanding work of imagination considering the date when it was written. Chandrakanta is a romantic fantasy novel written by Devaki Nandan Khatri, a popular writer from the I read the English version. Was Shivdutt a vishpurush with a tragic backstory in the novel as in the tv series . The story moves at a brisk pace though while reading this English translated.

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When Krur Singh fails in his endeavour, he flees the kingdom and befriends Chandrakanha, the powerful neighbouring king of Chunargarh referring to the fort in Chunar that inspired Khatri to write the novel.

Shailendra rated it it was amazing Jun 09, Yes, it has a slow and trite start when you almost give up because the Aiyaars’ tricks seem to get really monotonous and repetitive.

Chandrakanta can be categorized broadly as a romance and a suspense thriller. Maulik Vaghela rated it it was amazing Feb 12, Now in a sparkling new translation by Rohini Chowdhury, this chandrakanfa classic will enchant a fresh generation of readers and entice them into an unforgettable realm of magic and bravery.

The Real Heroes and Heroines in Devaki Nandan Khatri’s Chandrakanta

Chandrak Chandrakanta is a romantic fantasy novel written by Devaki Dhandrakanta Khatri, a popular writer from the first generation of modern Hindi novelists. No trivia or quizzes yet. Such a wonderful imagination and narration.


All he wanted was that his readers should enjoy his books. The various maneuvers that the adventurer undertakes in order to unearth the secret of the tilism, the snares that he encounters in the way, all form an interesting and essential part of Chandrakanta. Kashif Rizwan rated it really liked it Apr 14, The nuances of both the tilisms in the novel — one of buildings and the other of gardens are both equally well-described.

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Chandrakanta by Devki Nandan Khatri

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The only way out chandrakkanta for Kumar Virendra to crack open the tilism and set his ladylove free. Love the way how author weaved his story.

Aug 08, Yatharth Singh Chauhan rated it it was amazing. He started a printing chandrskanta called “Lahari” and started a Hindi monthly, “Sudarshan”, in People were so mesmerised by the works Chandrakanta, Chandrakanta Santati and Bhootnath that they started to learn Hindi just to be able to read the works.

This was a historic book, which had played a significant role in popularizing Hindi in it’s Devnagri font during ‘s. Keeping in mind that, back in those days, Hindi novels were meant only to entertain and not give any messages, this book comes out with flying colors!! It did spawn a hugely popular television adaptation and the book itself was extremely popular at the time it was published.


The film was to have been titled Taalismaan and included Amitabh Bachchan among the cast, playing an Aiyyar.

Virendrasingh can achieve hardly anything without the ayyar. The chandrkanta of ayyari is so sturdy that it treads over even the formidable caste-system of that age —Pundit Jagannath is permitted to fight in the battle of Chunar despite being a non-Rajput because he is a member of the ayyar fraternity.

However, Kroor Singh fails to succeed in his plans, and is forced to flee from the kingdom.

Ayyars are expert chemists too and create the most baffling mixtures and pastes. The books are usually better than the tv shows and movies made on them. They are intrepid, fiercely independent and deft in the art of ayyariat times even outclassing their male counterparts.

In the case of third party materials proper permission from the owner of the content must be acquired. The original tale has many feathers in its royal turban: Jatinder Singh rated it it was amazing May 26, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.