Krishnakanta's Will by Bankim-Chandra Chatterjee and translated by J. C. Gosh
(Vintage 1962 Paperback)
Unesco collection of representative works: Indian Series
Publisher: New Directions Paperback 120
SYNOPSIS: A landlord's Will causes a disappointed son to trick a widow into stealing the document and substituting a forged one on promise of marriage. (Widow remarriage was a hot issue at the time as traditional Hindus did not allow it.) The son reneges and refuses to marry the woman. The landlord's nephew, married to a virtuous young girl, falls in love with the beautiful but hapless widow. They run off together. Relatives try to find them, there's a murder, court bribery, and a sad end. KRISHNAKANTA'S WILL is a novel that will thrill readers of today, but it is an important one in the history of modern Indian literature. 172 pages
CONDITION: Good. Pages are in very good condition. Wear to the covers edges, spine and corners. Remainder mark, The top corner of the 1st page is clipped.
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