Inspired by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee's writings, it was novelist
Sarat Chandra Chatterjee who brought modern bengali literature to the
masses. His piercing analysis of human love, faith and frailties is unparallel. His intimate understanding of the social goings-on and the
sympathetic albeit affirmative way he portrayed the unpriviledged and the women in his stories testify his paramount love and affection for
the deprived. His lovingly and masterfully crafted words, used by ordinary people of the street, and immaculate writing style made him easily
one of the world's best loved novelists.
Like Bankim Chandra, he was a common man; he understood the common person's dilemas with
life and living conditions. His novels appealed to people of all walks of life. His mastery on this branch of the Bengali literature was so complete that it is not at all
surprising to note that remaining under the full glare of Tagore's creative genius, Sarat Chandra was never to be influenced by it. On the
contrary, Tagore has been so moved by his stories that even he could not resist from the occasional forray into the latter's familiar territory.
Here is a chronological list of Sarat Chandra's publications with short notes on each.