One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat – Book review


Chetan Bhagat is one of those authors you will love or you will completely hate. His books are made for the masses. I’m someone who neither hate him nor like him. His books are a good change once in a while. His stories has typical Bollywood movie emotions and relationships. I do find at times it lacks logic. In spite of all this, I do read all his books.

Blurb –

Hi, I’m Radhika Mehta and I’m getting married this week.

I work at Goldman Sachs, an investment bank. Thank you for reading my story. However, let me warn you. You may not like much.

One, I make a lot of money.

Two, I have an opinion on everything.

Three, I have had a boyfriend before. OK, maybe two.

Now if I were a guy, you’d be cool with it. Since I am a girl, these things don’t make me likeable, do they?

My Review –

This story is about an educated, intelligent and ambitious girl called Radhika Mehta. She is a typical nerd who always tops the class in school, graduation, post-graduation. She tops her class in IIM and gets placed in Goldman Sachs as an Investment banker against the wishes of her parents to want her to get married and start a family.

Radhika does really well professionally and also gets into a relationship. The pressure of marriage and setting down just continues. As her career is growing so does her personal life with some relationships.

She eventually decides on an arrange marriage, starts looking at matrimony sites for suitable boy. She finally is able to find a guy, decide on a marriage date and all preparations are done.

A few hours before the wedding, her mind is in a turmoil. Her ex-es land up at the wedding venue. Now she is stuck between her past and present..What will she choose? What is an average Indian girl thinking? Her fears and apprehensions. You will have to read the book to know more. What does she decide?

Chetan talks about feminism in a very different way. He talks about all the unspoken restrictions that all Indian girls have grown up with and yet don’t realize that they exist. Her talks about the choices a woman has to make.

A guy who cannot handle if his partner earns more than him or is in a better position than him. Nor can he handle that she can have the best of both world, career and home.

The way the story has been narrate is simple. There were a few lines which every Indian would have heard.

It is a nice relax read. I had a simple when I finished the book. It’s like going for a typical masala Bollywood movie!

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