Devdas (দেবদাস, transliterated as Debdās) is a Bengali romance novel written by Sarat Chandra Chatterjee. Despite being finished in September 1900, the novel was not published until June 1917 due to Chatterjee's hesitance over some autobiographical elements. According to Chatterjee's own words, he wrote it under the influence of alcohol and was embarrassed of the work. The story pivots a tragic triangle linking Devdas, an archetypal lover in viraha (separation); Paro, his forbidden childhood love; and Chandramukhi, a reformed courtesan. Devdas has been adapted on screen 20 times for film and 5 time for single song.
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