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The Poison Tree

Auhtor: Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

Language: english
Published: 1873

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fiction and literature
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Review by Stephen M. Charme, November 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'The Poison Tree':

An excellent and an awesome book. Talks about pre-independence india. A must read. I would love to read more books of chatterjee if i can lay my hands on them.

Excerpts from the Book 'The Poison Tree':


... Natha Datta is about to travel by boat. It is the month Joisto (May-June), the time of storms. His wife, Surja Mukhi, had adjured him, saying, ...
... length one, seeing him at the end of his resources, observed: A sister of her mother's lives at Sham Bazar Binod Ghosh is the husband's name. You ...
... ten-headed king of Ceylon) how Bhagirati had broughtGanga how Sham Biswas was the lover of the daughter of the Bhattacharjyas with many other subjects. ...
... full of astonishment at Nagendra's unbounded wealth, was borne in a palanquin to the inner apartments, where she saluted Surja Mukhi, who received her ...
... not touch your vessel come near and pour some water into my hands. I was not born a Boisnavi. By this she gave it to be understood that she was formerly ...
... the hills. I am under a delusion. Perhaps he is suffering in health. Alas. Surja Mukhi was building a bridge of sand. In the house there dwelt a sort ...
... He is under petticoat government. which so delighted Srish Chandra that he called to his servant, Prepare dinner these gentlemen will dine with ...
... said No.. Why, Kunda. do you think widow marriage unholy.. No.. Then why not. Say, say, will you be my wife or not. will you love me or ...
... had heard from Debendra-his three years' passion, and his present attempt to play the lover to Kunda Nandini in the disguise of a Boisnavi. Then ...
... you want me to dismiss the woman. I will do nothing so unjust. Go, if you will. I will not bid you stay.. This was just what Hira wanted. Saying ...
... whereupon Malati, with a laugh of triumph, ran away. Kunda again shut herself in. She did not say anything of the circumstance to Hira, lest she should ...
... Srish Chandra, who took the coin he wished. After reading the letter he said-. This is a joke.. What is. your words, or the letter.. The ...
... devoted Hindustani Durwans followed, calling out Ma Thakurani, and, preventing them from bathing, brought a palki. Many of those who were not accustomed ...
... a lasting love if that is so, you will be able to make yourself happy with her and should you not again see your elder wife you may forget her, ...
... for a time his senses were preserved. Calling his head servant, he said, I must go to-night to Ranigunj make all arrangements.. The man went to do ...
... He knew that Nagendra had received theBrahmachari'sletter at Benares, and had gone thence to Madhupur. As he saw that Nagendra would not begin to speak, ...
... to you, he went to Govindpur in search of you. There he learned that his letter would be sent on to Benares. This satisfied him, and without remark ...
... at the news of Surja Mukhi's death Kunda Nandini wept. Many fair readers will smile at this, thinking, The cat weeps over the death of the fish. ...
... I am she.. Nagendra started up, wiped his eyes, sat holding his temples, again rubbed his eyes and gazed then bowing his head, he said in a low ...
... death she had disappeared. From that time no one ever saw Hira in that part of the country her name was no longer heard in Govindpur. Once only, ...