Sunday, 16 October 2011

2 States by Chetan Bhagat - Book Review

Publisher's write-up :

Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. They get married.

In India, there are a few more steps:

Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy.

Girl's family has to love boy. Boy's family has to love girl.

Girl's family has to love boy's family. Boy's family has to love girl's family.

Girl and boy still love each other. They get married.

Welcome to 2 States, a story about Krish and Ananya who are from two different states of India, deeply in love and want to get married. Of course, their parents don't agree. To Convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple have a tough battle in front of them. For it is easy to fight and revel, but much harder to convince. Will the make it?”

2 states is a novel written by the Indian author Chetan Bhagat – the best selling English novelist in India. The book is autobiographical – the narrator of the book – Krish's resume will match perfectly with that of Chetan Bhagat.

Krish Malhotra is a Punjabi, who studied at IIT Delhi and is now at IIM Ahmedabad. He falls in love with Ananya, a Tamilian from the Brahmin community and they want to get married. However, their parents don't agree because of the cultural differences. Krish gets a job at Citi Bank and gets posted at Chennai. Now, his task is to convince Ananya's parents and Ananya also has a very similar task, much later in the story.

This was a good book with a bit of humour involved (although, it could be enjoyed only by the people from either of the two communities). The language was bad – frequently using terms such as “according to me”, “comprises of”, etcetera. But for that, there are hardly any negatives and I'd give this book a rating of 6/10.

Rating – 6/10

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