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DURGESA NANDINI

OR

The Chieftain's Daughter

PUBLISHED

UNDER THE DISTINGUISHED PATRONAGE

OF

HIS EXCELLENCY THE RIGHT HONORABLE
EDWARD ROBERT LYTTON, BULWER LYTTON, BARON LYTTON
OF KNEBWORTH, G. M, S. I., &c, &c, &c,

VICEROY AND GOVERNOR-GENERAL
OF INDIA.

 

 

DURGESA NANDINI

OR

THE CHIEFTAIN'S DAUGHTER

A BENGALI ROMANCE BY BANKIM CHANDRA CHATTERJEE

TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH PROSE

BY

CHARU CHANDRA MOOKERJEE.

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CALCUTTA
H. M. MOOKERJEE & CO.

14, DUFF STREET.
1880.

 

 

CONTENTS.

BOOK I.

Page.

Chap. I.—The Temple
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Chap. II.—Acquaintance
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Chap. III.—The Mogal and the Pathan
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Chap. IV.—The youthful General
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Chap. V.—Garmandaran
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Chap. VI.—Abhiram Swami's Counsel
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Chap. VII.—Carelessness
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Chap. VIII.—Bimala's Consultation
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Chap. IX.—The Luminary of the Race
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Chap. X.—Preparation after consultation
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Chap. XI.—Ashmani's Embassy
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Chap. XII.—Ashmani's Rendezvous
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Chap. XIII.—Ashmani's Amour
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Chap. XIV.—Abduction of Diggaja
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Chap. XV.—Diggaja's Courage
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Chap. XVI.—In Presence of Saileswara
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Chap. XVII.—Vira Panchami
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Chap. XVIII.—The Clever Person and her Foil
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Chap. XIX.—The Lover and his Lass
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Chap. XX.—From Room to Room
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Chap. XXI.—The Rencounter
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BOOK II.

Chap. I.—Aesha
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Chap. II.—The Flower-embossomed Stone
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Chap. III.—Arn't you Tilottama?
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Chap. IV.—The Lady of the Veil
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Chap. V.—The Widow
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Chap. VI.—Bimala'a Letter
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Chap. VII.—Bimala's Letter (concluded)
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Chap. VIII.—The Recovery
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Chap. IX.—Diggaja'a Tidings
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Chap. X.—Sweet Image, away!
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Chap. XI.—Changing the Room
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Chap. XII.—The Singular Ornament
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Chap. XIII.—Presenting the Ring
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Chap. XIV.—The Trance
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Chap. XV.—The Declaration
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Chap. XVI.—"Your Slave's at your feet, lord"
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Chap. XVII.—The Last Moments
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Chap. XVIII.—Hostility
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Chap. XIX.—Aesha's Letter
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Chap. XX.—The Flickering Lamp
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Chap. XXI.—The Consequence the Dream belies
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Chap. XXII.—The Conclusion
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