One Indian Girl
Author – Chetan Bhagat
Genre – Fiction
Creativevibes review – 3.5/5
“One Indian Girl”, as the name suggests it’s a story of Radhika, a simple girl who is extremely brilliant and sharp minded. She is getting married, but the problem is she had a couple of affairs before, which is considered taboo as per our Indian society. She works for Goldman Sachs and making a hell lot of money, nearly half a million US dollars an year. The story revolves around her relationship with a Bengali Guy in Newyork, followed by with her Boss in Hong Kong. Both of them were so special for her, but they ended drastically. Both of her Affairs gave a strong impact on her mind. Both of the guys have a different opinion about feminism and both of them were contradicting her true nature. Finally she is having an Arranged, typical Punjabi, Destination wedding in Goa. Everyone is enjoying, preparing for dance performances and creating a loud environment, just like a typical Punjabi Wedding. Everyone is happy, but somewhat Radhika is facing a big dilemma. Will she proceed with the typical arrange marriage? What’s going to be her next step?
Unlike his other books, Bhagat writes as per a girl’s point of view and support the Character with the strong feminist theory. I loved that he gets into depth of the theory and truly justify the Indian Girl’s character. In the last 20 pages, I could sense the magic sprinkled all over. It will make you think beyond your intellect.
Apart from the concept and the theory, if we talk about the story, the typical “CB Magic” was missing. The book will not leave you with the big hangover and will not cover the major part of your thoughts. simply, you will not feel satisfied, unlike his other books like Two states, Revolution 20-20 and others.
One good Thing is, the book is meant for readers and book lovers, not for making a Bollywood blockbuster.
So it’s a good read all over.
Kuddos to Chetan Bhagat.