Sarat Chandra Chatterjee's Publications


Story of the love affair between the only daughter - heir apparent of a feudal lord, and a young medical graduate. The feudal landlord, a close friend of the father of the young man, in a testament promised his daughter's hand and all his wealth. The third person, who also was a common friend, was appointed the executor of the deed. He had a son of his own and on the death of the two friends, the executor of the will, fuelled by his endless greed forgot his word of honour and neglected his duty at law and started an elaborate sham to disinherit the young doctor - who knew about the existence of the testament - saying that his own son was to marry the rich girl and inherit the riches. The triangular love plot eventually resolved itself when the honest village school teacher - who commanded respect of the young lovers, secretly arranged wedding of the two defying the might and power of the villain and his son. Dotta was published as a serial in the Bharatbarsha magazine in the issues from Poush of [B] 1324 to Bhadra of [B] 1325. GCS published the novel in book form on 2nd September 1918. Dotta was translated to Marathi language in 1919 by Pravakar Vase and was called Vijoya; afterwards Chatterjee's dramatisation of Dotta was also named Vijoya (1934). Dotta was translated to Gujarati as Shreemati Vijoya by Krishna Prasad Shastri in 1921 and to Malayalam as Narendrababu in 1937 by T.K. Raman Menon.