Charulata is a novella by the Great Rabindra Nath Tagore. It’s all about the love affair between a married woman, named as Charulata and her husband’s cousin, Amal. Charu, as she is affectionately called, married to Bhupati, a news paper owner, and Amal happens to live with his family, and an affair starts between them. Charu, smitten by the Intellect of Amal, unconsciously falls for him. This novella is all about the complications and problems that are supposed to be there in that kind of an affair.

This novella was published in 1901 as Nastanirh ( The broken nest) and was later made in to a movie by the legendary Satayajit Ray.

A good read. A small, beautiful gem of a novel from Tagore.

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