Durjoy Datta is one of India’s most popular novelists in the romance genre.
He has a huge fan base that mostly comprises the youth of the country. The reason behind the popularity of Datta is the connection he establishes with the youth ranging from school-going teenagers to college students. There’s a reality in the stories that Datta creates. From the lead characters to the plot and the twists, everything seems too real to be just a story. A romantic novel must be able to establish an emotional connection and move the readers and that’s what Durjoy Datta does every time he picks up the pen.
There’s hardly any youth with some interest in the romantic genre, who hasn’t read at least one of Datta’s novels. Durjoy Datta has been India’s best selling novelist for years. It was in 2008 when Datta’s first novel ‘Of Course I Love You’ came out and it turned to be an instant success. He was recognised as a Young Achiever by Times of Indian in 2009. After that, Datta never looked back and blessed us with some of the finest romantic novels.
The critics have had their share, but with an amazing response from the readers every time a new novel comes into the market, It’s Datta who has had the last laugh. We’re here to share some of the best novels written by Durjoy Datta.
Of Course, I Love You
As mentioned earlier, ‘Of Course, I Love You’ is the best ever novel written by Durjoy Datta. The novel came out in 2008 and he co-authored it with Maanvi Ahuja. It is a very engaging story comprising love, heartbreaks, friendship, hope, turnarounds and suspense. The novel narrates the story of a Delhi boy Debashish who plays around with different girls until he meets Avantika. Avantika grabs Debashish’s attention, changes her perspective about love and later dumps her. The book got an amazing response from the youth.
The Boy Who Loved
Published in 2001, ‘The Boy Who Loved’ is a story of Ragu. Raghu is an introverted boy who is drowning under the guilt of letting his best friend drown in the swimming pool in their school. The tragedy makes Raghu run away from love, affection and friendship. Despite this, he finds it hard to contain his feelings for a girl named Brahmi. This is a dark yet heart-touching novel that will move your soul and introduce you to different shades of love.
If It’s Not Forever, It’s Not Love
This one is my personal favourite and one of the best romantic novels I’ve ever read. Published in 2012, the book was written by Durjoy Datta in collaboration with Nikita Singh. The first plot narrates the story of Deb, who manages to escape a bomb blast at Chandni Chowk. Deb finds a half-burnt diary of one of the blast victims. The diary tells the story of a man’s undying love for a girl. Deb decides to find the girl mentioned in the story and takes his girlfriend Avantika and best friend Shrey along with him. The tragic story shows the lengths one can travel for love. It’s a must-read.
Now That You’re Rich
Durjoy Datta has perfectly explained how life unrolls and distances between closed ones increase with the increase in the burden of responsibilities. The book published in 2009 tells the story of four nerd friends Abhi, Garima, Saurav and Shruti. The four of them are extremely focused on their goals and think all their problems will end after getting successful. Their dreamy balloon bursts after they land up working under extremely strict and rude bosses. Life takes a turn and the closeness in the friendship converts into the distance.
Oh Yes, I’m Single
‘Oh yes I’m Single’ hit the stores in 2011. It has been co-authored by Niti Rustagi. This one is a little different from other novels by Durjoy Datta. It portrays the challenges and problems that modern-day love stories face. It is one heck of a rollercoaster ride. The novel narrates the story of a casanova who is very unpredictable and unsure about love. He is left depressed after Natasha breaks her heart. Hopes return after the return of the boy’s ex-girlfriend Manika. This is where tears start rolling. ‘True Love has a habit of coming back’ and this novel reiterates the saying.
Wish I Could Tell You
The book came out in 2010. The story starts with heartbreaks and undergoes much suspense. A girl named Anusha has been left devastated after a heartbreak. Falling in love again is not even in the last position on his future plans’ list. It is a very simply written book that could be a good started for new readers who are still figuring out what to read. It has been rated 4.5 on different platforms.