How did ‘Durgesh Nandini’ written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay become popular?
- Besides the ingenius twists and turns of the plot and the suspense the novel was also relished for its language.
- The prose style became a new object of enjoyment.
- Initially the Bengali novel used a colloquial style associated with urban life. It also used meyeli, the language associated with women’s speech.
- This style was quickly replaced by Bankim’s prose which was Sanskritised but also contained a more vernacular style.