If anyone asks me who is my favourite literary character whom I love and would like to meet in person, it has to be the handsome Mr. Darcy. For those who are not familiar with who I am talking about, Mr. Darcy is the hero of the classic novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’ written by ‘Jane Austen’. If you haven’t read it yet, I would strongly recommend you to get the book and read it. Amazon offers a free Kindle version of the book. The book completed 200 years of being published in 2013. But the story, the characters, the plot of the novel is evergreen.
Pride and Prejudice has been made into a movie many times in Hollywood and also Indian cinema. It was also a BBC Mini series where Mr. Darcy was played by Colin Firth available on Youtube. In India, there was the infamous ‘Bride and Prejudice’ by Gurinder Chadha. But those of you who have been around in the 80s, Doordarshan had shown a serial based on the book. It was called ‘Trishna’. It was very popular in those days. And we had completely fallen in love with ‘Rahul’, the Indian Mr. Darcy played by Tarun Dhanrajgir. We all imagined to find husbands like Mr. Darcy. So, what is it about him that we love him beyond anything?