Three Features of early Bengali novel are :
(i) Early Bengali novels dealt in two worlds. Many of these novels narrated past events and their characters, events and love stories were based on historical events. Another group of novels depicted the inner world of domestic life in contemporary settings. Domestic novels frequently dealt with the social problems and romantic relationship between men and women.
(ii) The group, of literary people often collected at a convenient place to read, discuss and judge literary works. Some well known Bengali novelists were Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Sarat Chandra, Bhudev Mukhopadhyay, Rabindranath Tagore etc.
(iii) Novels were also relished for its language. Prose written by Bankim was sanskritised but novels were also written in colloquial language in Meyeli in women’s language.