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  • Original Title : Anandmath
  • Genre : Literature ,
  • Language : English
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Vaibhav rated it
June 15, 2019
It is the first book which introduced me to the indic world.
Rajat rated it
June 15, 2019
The intensity combined with the beautiful presentation of events and how they unfold make for a magnificent read. One really gets an insight into the social narrative of 18th century India, which we are hardly aware of. The state of India in general and Bengal in particular during the onset of British rule in India can be really understood though this Opus. Before reading this, I never knew the real societal background of the times when Vande Mataram manifested. Fortunate to read Sri Aurobindo's translation, although the original Bengali vers ... more
Ashish Iyer rated it
December 25, 2018
Really inspired by the work of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. Books like this make you think deep. Lovely translation. I am sure it must be better written in Bengali with a deeper meaning and better style. Translating Vande Mataram as a poem in to English is unreal and can never have the magical touch as Sanskrit. Vande mataram sounds better than Mother I salute to thee. The narrative of this book is based around a holy man who inspires and motivates people to forgo everything for India's independence. The story revolves around Bengal famine. This ... more


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