Title : Via Delhi : A twisted tale of love
Author : Sabi Shaikh
Caste difference has always been a major hinderance throttling many love stories.Sabi Shaik’s debut book “Via Delhi : Twisted tale of love”, showcases one such love-story where the protagonist fights to get their dying love-story a life.
As the back cover says: ‘The country that is proud of its “Unity in
Diversity” is just a myth. Is love a deal between two religions or a pure relationship between two
Saifuddin Khan was a Sunni Muslim boy who was pursuing his MBA and resided in the city of Nawabs, Hyderabad where as Mridu Bhattacharya was a Bengali Brahmin girl who was preparing for her BBA entrance exams and hailed from the beautiful city of Dehradun. Destiny strikes and they meet in the early morning hours one day in a very unusual manner and they become each others moral support in no time. Will their love story survive this ride or will it break down?
Will this twisted Love story actually prove to be greater than any religion or will the Char log kya kahenge factor murder their love story?
Who will be victorious in this Romantic, Bizarre, Rollercoaster Journey? ‘
A bubbly cover design with a pinkish flavour over it seems enchanting and attracting.To add on it, cover design pefectly suits the title.On the other hand, blurb vividly speaks of the story, and the interested reader could get a hold on it at the very first sight.
The story accelerates with a trial to attemp suicide and then goes into flashback juxtaposing present and past events. The story geared up after initial few chapters.Story started to sound interesting only after the mid-half.Events were moving in a constant speed and I was excited to reach to the end of the story and discover how the story would end.The story ends on a positive note and that’s what I was expecting from it.After reading the book, one would be left with a good feeling, a feeling of victory and winning over all the odds.
A very familiar and simple writing fashion has been adopted by the author.A simple and common theme chosen by the author to write on and present it before readers.Though it ended on a good note, but I was expecting some more twists and turns as the subtitle says : a twisted tale of love.Narration of the story goes in a facile way with no interruption of confusion.Limited characters are introduced in the story and characterization has also been maintained in a well-manner.
The events that are jumbled together can be presented in a more juicy way. The story could be narrated in such a way that it feels more relatable. The storyline is good but could be presented in a better way.Articulation of sentences at some places could be much better. Some grammatical and printing mistakes here and there are noticable. Many a times the story little way drifted from the main story. Repetitve conversations seemed clumsy at times.
A one time read and a nice book to go on with.For the folks out there who are seeking for a one-time-read love tale with a pinch of twist can go through this book.
Rating : 3.4/5
Reviewer : Shweta Kesari