One of the prolific writers of all time, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay was born on September 15, 1876, in a Bengali Brahmin family. His early days were spent in immense poverty for which he couldn’t attend college. However, such formal education couldn’t hinder his way from becoming a great author. Where most of the then authors did not focus more on showing the rural life and challenges of the rural people, he portrayed them realistically in his short stories, novels, novellas and other pieces of writing.
Some of his classic masterpieces are Devdas, Pather Dabi, Srikanta, Parinita, etc. One of the noticeable aspects of his characters is the depiction of women much ahead of that time. Whether it is Paro from Devdas or Hemangini from Mejdidi, they all represent the modern woman. He died on January 16, 1938.