Palamou by Sanjib Chandra Chattopadhyay PDF.
Book – Palamou,
GEnre – Travel Story Book,
Format – PDF,
Pages – 57,
PDF Size – 3 MB,
Sanjib Chandra Chattopadhyay wrote the Palamou travelogue.
Sanjib Chandra Chattopadhyay was an accomplished and remarkable saint of Bengal in the latter half of the 19th century. He was the elder of literary emperor Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. One of his most meaningful and coherent works is the travelogue Palamou. Palamou written by him is still famous in Bengali literature.
It can be said to be one of the most famous travelogue works of Indian writers. The contribution of Sanjeev Chandra Chatterjee to Bengali literature is undeniable. So his works are still widely attracted among the readers.
Sanjib Chandra Chattopadhyay was quite popular among Bengali writers. He was born in 1834 AD in Kathalpara village near Naihati town in North 24 Parganas district. He spent his childhood in that village. After completing his schooling in the village school, he was admitted to Midnipur School. His father was a deputy collector due to frequent transfers due to his father’s work, he had to get admission in Hooghly College and a school in Medinipur. He was admitted to take the Junior Scholarship Examination in the Government District College of Barrackpore, but was unable to sit the examination due to illness.
After that he took up career and joined the post of clerk in Burdwan Commissioner’s office. After a few days he wrote an English essay titled ‘Bengal Writers Their Rights and Liabilities’. This treatise gained so much influence in the English ruling circles that he was given the post of Deputy Magistrate of Krishnanagar. He was transferred to Palamau, Jessore, Pabna and Alipore as a Magistrate. But he lost his job as a deputy magistrate as he failed to clear the exam. He was then appointed as Special Sub-Register by the British Government.
What is the first novel of Sanjib Chandra Chattopadhyay?
His first Bengali article was published in 1875 AD that is Yatra. The story ‘Rameshwarer Adrishta’ was first published in a monthly magazine called Bhramar and was published in book form in 1877 AD. His first novel Kanthamala was published in the same year. Moreover, Madhabilata, Kanthamala, Jalpratap Chand, Damini are notable among his compositions.
Part of the Palamou travelogue was first serialized in the Bangadarsan magazine. But unfortunately it was not published in book form during the lifetime of author Sanjiv Chandra. After his death, Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay compiled a book called ‘Sanjivani Sudha’. His travelogue of Palamau was published there. Later, Rabindranath Tagore extensively discussed the Palamau of Sanjib Chandra in his Modern Literature.
Poet Rabindranath Tagore has discussed his extensive in which story?
As the poet Rabindranath Tagore said in his extensive discourse ‘Palamau Narrative’. Sanjeev Chandra’s genuine and lively passion for beauty is not often seen in Bengali writers. Generally there are signs of a wise aging in our nation. In our eyes, the whole world seems to have fallen into disrepair. It is as if the illusion of beauty has dissipated and the eternal antiquity of the universe is perceived only by us in the world.
That is why we have such profound neglect of beauty everywhere in seat, posture, rhythm, language, manners, residence. But in Sanjeev’s heart that rust did not reign as if he had traveled through a newly created world with a pair of new eyes.
Such travelogue works are very rare in Bengali literature. He has so beautifully analyzed various events in Palamau that will attract the readers. Palamau is a place near Ranchi in Bihar. The writer started his journey from Rajganj at about half past midnight. In the morning, they went to the east bank of Barakar river. The car stopped there because the river had to be crossed. Barakar river, however, had no such water or deep water. Many are walking across. The car driver went to call a porter because he had to push the car to cross.
At that time, the writer saw from the east bank of the Barakar River on the other side of the ghat a Saheb was sitting in Bengali smoking a pipe, a chaprashi was standing in front of him. Young people are laughing in the river. Then their journey started again. Arrived at Hazaribagh the next day at noon. In this book, the author has described the beautiful scenery of the Balakar river.
In this way he crossed Rachi and reached Palamau. There are rivers and villages, they cannot be seen from a distance. Hills are numerous in Palamau Pargana. The watch is surrounded by great beauty.
The book Palamou by author Sanjib Chandra Chattopadhyay has acquired a unique dimension as a Bengali literary travelogue.