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Devdas and Parvati (A.K.A Paro) have been lovers since childhood. The only difference between the two is that Devdas is the son of a rich businessman, while Paro is from a middle class household. When the two express their desire to get married, Paro's mother goes to Devdas's house to discuss the marriage, where she is humiliated, and told to get out. Paro's mother challenges Devdas's family, and says that she will get her daughter married into the richest family. When Devdas finds out about the humiliation that Paro's family had suffered, he leaves his house in rage, and goes to an old friend named Chuni, who is drunk almost all the time he is awake, and hangs
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out in bars. When Devdas accompanies him to a bar one day, he meets one of the dancers there named Chandermuki, who immediately falls in love with him. Devdas on the other hand doesn't reciprocate,
especially after he finds out that Paro just got married. Now in deep sorrow, Devdas makes alcohol his best friend in an effort to forget the one he loves most. Eventually, the amount of alcohol in his body reaches such a high point, that Devdas obtains cancer. Now that he knows that he has a short time to live, he wishes to see Paro just once before dying. But the question is; will Devdas be able to meet her, especially when time is running out.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Indian Indian Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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