Based on the famous novel ‘Devi Choudhurani’ by eminent Bengali author Bankim Chandra Chattyopadhyay (who wrote the song Vande Mataram). , The. Devi Chaudhurani by Bankim Chandra Chatterjeeand published in It was later translated to English by Subodh Chunder Mitter. Following closely after. Devi Chaudhurani (Q). novel by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. edit Wikipedia(1 entry). edit. enwiki Devi Chaudhurani.

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The common folk suffer relentlessly under this vicious cycle, but perhaps the ones who suffered most were the women of the country, abused by a corrupt and stringent patriarchal rule which encouraged malpractices like Polygamy, Child Marriage the loss of all social status of the widows and the heinous ritual of Sati, where a woman has to burn in the pyre of her dead husband.

Prafulya was born in such a savage time and like all women she was destined to such a pitiful fate. Married at the early age of seven to the grandson of the Zamindar of Bhootnath Estate, Rajballav Chaudhury she was supposed to live the comfortable life of a lady.

Incidentally Rajballav passed away just after the wedding chauhdurani his son Harballav came into power. Harballav abandoned Prafulya and sent her back to her parents.

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Prafulya grew up in the village of Durgapur with her mother who tried hard to make both ends meet. At the age of seventeen Prafulya bloomed like an exquisite flower, her beauty and free spirited tomboyish nature made her the darling of the village elders and popular among the kids.

Despite her misfortunes and poverty, Prafulya always kept devl head high; she is perpetually cheerful and optimistic. Fate however played cruel tricks on Prafulya once again. Her mother became stricken by Malaria and passed away; making her promise that she will go back to her in-laws and ask for shelter and acceptance.


One of the Village elders, Karim Chacha, who loved Prafulya like his granddaughter took the responsibility of taking her to Bhootnath. Prafulya hesitant and scared reached the gates of the palatial haveli of Zamindar Harballav Chaudhuri.

She gave her identity to the chqudhurani and though they believed her to be the daughter-in-law of the house was scared of the Zamindar and asked her to wait till he came back from his tax collection. Prafulya as usual chaudhurank the hearts of the guards and one edvi them started teaching her the martial art of Gatka Indian stick fighting to relieve her from boredom.

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Among all her innate talents Prafulya was also blessed with a photographic memory and reflex. She quickly started acquiring the fighting skills. One of the housemaids saw Prafulya fighting with the guard and thought of her as a female bandit and figured that the house was under the raid of dacoits. The Zamindarni went out to see chaudhirani the commotion was all about and chuadhurani she saw Prafulya she was surprised and her heart soared with joy. The Zamindarni loved Prafulya from the first sight when she was the child bride of the house and welcomed her with open arms.

Prafulya is washed, pampered; she is bathed in milk and flower petals and chqudhurani decorated with the most exquisite and expensive adornments. Prafulya had never seen such luxury and is flabbergasted by the wealth and pomp of her in-laws. At that time according to Hindu law, which was also supported by the British rule people of high birth were allowed polygamy and child marriage.

The little girl however becomes very fond of Prafulya due to her sweet nature and immediately they bond like sisters. Prafulya finally finds peace and happiness as she believes she has been accepted by her in-laws, but more misfortune awaited her. Harballav returns the next day with his son Braja, now a handsome strapping young lad of A major portion of the tax he collects will be offered to the British Empire and if he fails to deliver they can seize his entire estate, throw him away and put someone else in his place.


Braja however believes his father can live a bit less lavishly and lessen the burden on the villagers. As they enter the Haveli, Harballav is immediately informed that Xhaudhurani, his eldest daughter-in-law has returned. Harballav is enraged at this news and immediately demands her to be ousted.

Harballav cruelly retorts saying that she can beg, steal or rob for her living but he is not concerned; a statement which will chaudurani as an irony in future. Prafulya overhears this conversation and in a fit of shock, sorrow and deep insult runs away from the house. Edvi ends up in the jungles, alone, grief stricken and hopeless.

From being a poor destitute girl, Prafulya rises to become the Goddess Queen who will rule the rivers and seas of Bengal and bring salvation for the oppressed.

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