As promised earlier this year, that I will be reading lots of Indian Fiction books and publishing my 2 pointer review on the same. Here I go presenting my new review on the very famously under rated book “One Indian Girl” written by Chetan Bhagat.
- Did I like the book? Yes. I would rate it 4.5 out of 5 (Punch on my face later). What seems like another annoying fictional Chethan Bhagat story is actually “the story” of many high achieving, unlovable women in our society. Inspite of the fact that they are so much capable of handling multiple roles in their lives, men force them to choose only one role and when they ask “Why” they are dumped ruthlessly or even worse termed as “You are not wife material”. The book is one time readable and explores peripherals of one amongst many issues that career-oriented women face in India.
- One of the key statements that touched my heart was when the protagonist Radhika asks her parents
“He (father) used to tell me, “Beta, when you grow up, you can do whatever you want. The sky is the limit for you. Why do people tell girls all this? You ask them to achieve things, but when they do, you can’t handle it. Why does it become “you are not even a girl anymore”?”.
In addition to this, I also liked another line by the character Brijesh Gulati , protagonists would-be husband telling her
“Frankly you or for that matter, any girl, doesn’t need a man to define her. You need a man to support, inspire… understand you. Help you be the best person you can be, banker, mother, both, whatever. And until you find a man you can trust enough to do that, why settle?”
Keep Reading. Keep Inspiring.