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A romantic story, influenced by the Victorian notion of 'romantic love', it dwells on the growing attachment, despite all odds, between an affluent Brahmo woman and an indigent but brilliant young man, a Hindu. The novel is at once serious and light. With a deep understanding of human psychology combined with flashes of humour, with occasional barbs at religious bigots, sk ...more
Published February 2nd 2003 by Rupa & Co (first published 1918)
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I always read and reread Datta with the deepest pleasure. The idyllic Bangla grammo backdrop, the noble ideals of an aspiring age, the underlying flaws and intrigues... the lovely, rich heroine who is caught between the demands of duty and the claims upon her heart... the extraordinarily intelligent and utterly unworldly hero...
Oh, I fell in love with Naren as a youngster and I find him irresistible still. There is something of Dostoevsky's Myshkin in Naren's character... the same straightforwa
Amit Grover
Well I have read the Hindi version of "Datta" which is in the name of "Vijaya". Datta was first published in Dec, 1934. Hind version is published by "Sanmarg Prakashan, Delhi-110007" ISBN No. 8171451266.
The main characters in the play are "Vijaya" (Female) and "Narendra" (Male). The story revolves around these two only. Vijaya belonging to affluent Landlord family. Her father passed away and his uncle "Rasbihari" (his father's friend) and his son "Vilas Bihari" are caretaking the property of "Vi
Shubhra Aurita  Roy
Simple elegant gentle and placid, yet full of inner turmoil... Of class and gender wars.. A reflection of the rural and yet the urban worlds of a very modern Bengal despite being based half century ago in time

The easiest way to describe it would be to say this is a Bengali Pride and Prejudice or that P&P is an English Dotta.

Beautifully written. Deserves a wider audience and definitely a new movie

Highly recommended
Taslima Parvin
Sarat chandro chttopadhyay is a novelist who brings such a real novel in Bengal literature. “Datta” is a amusing novel….i wanna to read this book again…..
Abhishek Prakash
one of my favourite books soo far...
always brings a smile wen i think bot d book...
a masterpiece
Musfiq Sajib
Amar pora sera uponnas er akta............
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