Krishnakanter Will is a Bengali novel written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, the protagonist of Bengali literature. The novel was first published in 1878. The love story of Rohini, Bhramar, and Gobindlal’s triangle is told in the novel Krishnakant’s Will. The Social novel was published in different issues of Bangadarshan In 1882 and 1884. During Bankimchandra’s lifetime, four editions were published, the last of which was printed in 1892.
Krishnakant’s Will – Krishnakant bequeathed three to his two sons, one to his wife and one to his nephew Gobindlal. But despite the presence of his wife Bhramar, Govindlal falls in love with Rohini after persuading her and they run away when Bhramar goes to his father’s house due to his father’s illness. Later, Krishnakant angrily bequeathed eight annas in the name of Bhramar, meanwhile, Rohini finds the protagonist as characterless as he now falls in love with Nishakar again. When she returned, she found her husband dying. After he left home, 12 years later, he came home with a glimpse and was lost forever in the grief of his golden wife.
The novel reveals the literary genius of Bankimchandra’s imagination, depth of thought, intellect, and mindfulness. The aesthetics in the word choice, the streamlined sequence of events, the completeness in the ending all combine to make the novel excellent. The controversy centered on a will in a novel written over a century ago that its expression can be found even in this twenty-first century. The fraternal dispute over the division of property still exists today. Economic development and the development of technology could not stop it. Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay’s social insights are reflected in the novel and the novel bears the signature of Kaljayi.