Author: Sarat Chandra Chatterjee
Translator(s): Sukhendu Ray
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129103230
Saratchandra Chattopadhyay's Datta empathising with noble human emotions, and singing the triumph of love, has delighted readers of all ages for nearly a century and is perhaps the most widely read of his novels. It will continue to do so as long as people love love stories.
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, skillfully woven with respect for women, Saratchandra has created a delightful story that cannot grow old in its appeal.