How did ‘Durgesh Nandini’ written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay become popular?

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How did ‘Durgesh Nandini’ written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay become popular?
Answer:

  • 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.