Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (Chatterjee), the great literature conquered the heart of the million of his countrymen as he entered the arena of Bengali literature. He studied men and manners like Dickens and Gorky and appeared all at once in full splendor in the Bengali literary world.
The new style of Saratchandra stirred the Bengali minds as nothing had before. Those who were down came up in his literature. The oppressed womanhood, the victims of casteism and social tyranny paraded through his pages. The sobbing of helpless womanhood found full expression there. The religious reformation of renaissance Bengali and the anti-imperialist struggles of our people all found proper place in his writings. It was Saratchandra who raised high the banner of social revolt and worked sincerely for it.
His characters Gafur, Abhaya, Kiranmayee, Sabitri, Devdas, Rajlaxmi shook the whole social conscience of Bengal. What he gave in Narayani of Ramer Sumati, Bindu of Bindur Cheley, Hemangani of Mejdidi speak of ethical motherhood about what motherhood should mean. Sweetness o fraternal relation that we have almost lost under the impact of industrialization is revived in Baikuther Will. Gokul symbolizes the real brotherhood in the socialized society. His Kamal in Shesh Prasna is a character in a million. His works have been translated in different Indian languages and also in English and received great admiration from everywhere. Indeed Sarat Chandra is the herald of a new age.