|Publisher:||Rupa Publications India|
|No. of Pages:||224|
About the Book
Hailing from a middle-class family, Pankaj believes that his life is all sorted-get an engineeringdegree; marry the love of his life, Riya; and settle down for a 'happily-ever-after' in Delhi. Butwhen Riya decides to go abroad for further studies, his plan goes for a toss. Still determined tokeep to the plan, he promises to wait for her.
After settling in Jamshedpur, though, he becomes close to his boss's daughter, Kajal, and startsassisting in her social work. In the midst of the changing economic and religious environment ofIndia in the 1990s, he undertakes a journey, which not only gives him a peek into rural life butalso a new and focused perspective on life and love.
About the Author
A graduate from Delhi University, P artha S arthi S en S harma is an Indian Administrative Serviceofficer currently based in Lucknow, India. He has written articles, mainly travel pieces, for The Timesof India, The Hindustan Times, Discover India, Swagat, Rail Bandhu and other periodicals. In 2011,he published a travelogue titled A Passage Across Europe. Apart from his work and writing, he lovesto spend time with his family. He is a sports enthusiast, an avid traveller and a voracious reader.
First my hearty wishes to respective author, Mr Parth Sarthi Sen Sharma, a IAS with neat and transparent appearance. After reviewing his book story, it touches the soul. this is the best combination of feelings and bonds of family persons which happens in India with most one. I suggest every Indian and foreigner reader to read this book for new enthusiasm and bunch of feelings. i am sure you will get the new energy with love...all the very best ....)
Another love story!! I wanted to exclaim when I read the title and the blurb. BUT, it didn’t turn out to be exactly so. Instead of being a love story or rather two love stories, the novel is in fact a journey of what the protagonist ‘thought’ was love, to what love perhaps in realty ought to be. The language is smooth and flowing. At various places seemingly simple phrases carry deep meanings. An example is the phrase- ‘lonely, yet busy traffic’. Though the socially-politically turbulent 90s form the backdrop of the story yet they are only slightly referred to without becoming indispensably intrinsic part of the narrative. The novel, though dealing in love, is not about the external hurdles that create a drama in the narration. It, in fact, explores very softly the internal hurdles which we all realize when analyzing relationships with the opposite gender, and this gives it a distinct touch and makes it likeable.