I have looked through the M. S. of Boy’s Ramayan by Ramanath Dutta and am of opinion that it is written in a very aggreable style. It is exactly suited to the capacity of Matriculation students. Its chief characteristics are a very simple style and an interesting manner of relating stories. I feel free to say, that its study will go a long way towards familiarising boys in our schools with simple idiomatic English.
CALCUTTA, } J. R. BANERJEE. } Vice-Principal, 29th Aug.—1910} Metropolitan Institution.
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Mr. C. H. Linton. M.A., Professor of English Literature, The Central College, Calcutta & Examiner to the University of Calcutta for the Matriculation Examinations in English; Late Professor of English Literature, Muir Central College, Allahabad writes:—
I have looked carefully through the pages of the “Boy’s Ramayan.” Mr. Dutt has written his book with commendable care making it one eminently adapted to the needs of Matriculation students. His language is simple clear & idiomatic and his style of narrative bright and entertaining. I feel confident that boys would read such a book over and over again, for the mere pleasure which its perusal afforded them. Were I in charge of a School, I should have no hesitation in including so delightful a work among the text books in English.
CALCUTTA } C. H. LINTON
} Prof. of English Literature
Sept. 5th—1910 } Central College.
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Rai Bahadur Rasamaya Mitra M. A. Head Master Hindu School, Calcutta, the premier School of Bengal writes
“The Boy’s Ramayana” by Mr R. N. Dutt and Prof. Headland is a well-written book. The style is simple and correct. I have every reason to believe that the book is very well-suited to the capacity of Matriculation students.
6. 3. 11. Head master, Hindu School.
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The Amrita Bazar Patrika in its issue of January 2, 1911 writes:—
“The Boy’s Ramayana”—The book is the only one we know of dealing with the subject of Ramayana in English suitable for school boys. It is written in simple and idiomatic English. We recommend the Universities and school committees to adopt it as a text-book.
The Indian Mirror in its issue of January 17, 1911 reviews the book thus:—
A book, called “The
Boy’s Ramayana”, would be a suitable text-book
for Entrance candidates. The language is easy and naturally flowing
and the style idiomatic and interesting.