Serially published in Bharatbarsha over a period of three years (with intermissions), Dena-Paona's first book edition was published by GCS on 14th August 1923 ([B] 1330). Its dramatisation
named Shorashi was staged on 6th August, 1927 under the direction of Stage King Sisir Kumar Bhaduri. The first ever sound (talkie) film on Chatterjee's novel was
based on this story - directed by Premankur Atarthi in 1931. Dena-Paona was translated to Gujarati by Kishan Singh Savda in 1935.