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4.11  ·  Rating Details  ·  377 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
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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Oct 25, 2013 Violet rated it it was amazing
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
Mahmudul Hasan
আমি পড়েছি "বিজয়া"। "দততা" আর "বিজয়া" একই বই। শেষের কথোপকথনটি আমি যে কতবার পড়েছি তার হিসেব নেই। ...more
Amit Grover
Jun 12, 2014 Amit Grover rated it really liked it
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
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আমার মতে বাংলা সাহিতযের সেরা কলাসিক হল শরৎ বাবুর দততা। এই একটা উপনযাস পড়েই আমি তার আজনম ভকত হয়ে যাই।

অনেকেই বলে শরীকানত হচছে শরৎচনদরের শরেষঠ কৃরতী। কিনতু সতযি বলতে কি, আমার কাছে শরীকানতের চেয়ে দততা বহুগুণ বেশি ভাল লেগেছে।
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Aug 28, 2014 Colourcloud Palace rated it it was amazing
বিজয়াকে নয়, নরেনকেই ভালবাসলাম বোধহয়। এই নিয়ে দবিতীয় বার। শরতের শরেষঠ বইয়ের একটা- আমার পড়া। ...more
Mahak Katyal
Aug 03, 2015 Mahak Katyal rated it really liked it
A simple love story set in olden times with simple yet effective monologues!
Jun 17, 2016 Tisha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
খুব একটা ভালো লাগেনি, আবার খুব খারাপও লাগে নি। অসাধারণ কিছু মনে হয় নি এই আর কি! :)
Salma Hasan
Apr 24, 2016 Salma Hasan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
শরৎচনদরের বই এর মধযে পড়া শরেষঠ বই। ...more
Rahul Khanna
Mar 18, 2016 Rahul Khanna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, hindi
Extremely boring and artificial.
S.j. Sakib
ফিনিশিং ভাল লাগে নাই :(
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Jul 04, 2013 Shubhra Aurita Roy rated it really liked it
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
Shilpi Chaklanobis
Oct 10, 2015 Shilpi Chaklanobis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: classics
Datta is a simple love story that grips one's attention till the end. A story that can never grow old as long as human sensitivity prevails. I simply loved it. One of my all time favourites.

Read the full review here: Datta book review
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
Feb 02, 2013 Abhishek Prakash rated it it was amazing
one of my favourite books soo far...
always brings a smile wen i think bot d book...
a masterpiece
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Sep 17, 2012 Musfiq Sajib rated it it was amazing
Amar pora sera uponnas er akta............
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