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Of Love and Politics

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  99 ratings  ·  12 reviews
What happens when the political drama that unfolds in the country’s corridors of power, spills over to a complicated personal bond between three young people?

Aditya, like the Congress party he belongs to, tends to be elitist and aristocratic; Brajesh Ranjan, like his party, the BJP, swears by an overtly nationalist agenda and Chaitali Sen, like the CPI(M) she represents, s
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 25th 2010 by Hachette India
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Faraaz Kazi
This book is an amalgamation of two distinct Indian attributes, love and politics as the title suggests. It is a complicated mix of feelings and patriotism and you can just gape at the amount of research- from naxalites to the history of political parties in India- the author has undertaken. The book picks up from the first chapter itself and goes onto move in a cyclical wave, confusing the reader at times but delighting him mostly. Some people compared it with the film ‘Rajneeti’ but after the ...more
Jul 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Tuhin has always come up with promising books like "that thing called love" and "22 yards". "Of love and politics" called by himself his best creation so far. This increased the excitement level to grab my copy asap, as i have always been a fan of tuhin's writing.

of love and politics' is one of those books when you finish reading sadden you with the fact that the wonderful journey and time spent with the book is over.

I loved the way the strong personas of leaders with their very strong philosoph
Saif Hasan
Sep 06, 2010 rated it did not like it
Cliched, trite, overdone, sterotyped ... some words that come to mind after reading this disaster called Of Love and Politics.

The story had potential - three people from three different political ideologies cross paths and their lives are never the same again. But poor writing and clumsy editing just kill whatever promise the premise held.

The love part does not involve you, the politics is extremely naive. The story does pick up some steam towards the last few chapters, beginning from a chapter
Satvik Sharma
Beautifully written in elegant prose, this book will keep you hooked even if you have nothing to do with ‘That thing called politics’ (having read Tuhin, you’ll have something to do with That thing called love!) The amount of research and intellect of the author will never cease to amaze you and it’s indeed a delight when little known facts hit you at the most unexpected times. The climax is a little unexpected and came a little sooner than I had anticipated, but nevertheless, this one’s a top r ...more
Pooja Jeevagan
Apr 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Considering he is an Indian Author, I appreciate him to take a different topic, not the regular one...and he writes well, though it does get a little dragging in the end...and of course, with a major part of the story regarding relations not working out, Tuhin could only write a fantasy novel if he wanted to tie lose ends and make it happy ever after...

Might give others by him a try over the course of time...
Ajay Phalke
Jul 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everybody
Recommended to Ajay by: Had read Tuhin's previous books
Its a simply outstanding of the best that I have ever read. The way Sinha balances the personal with the political throughtout the book makes it an extremely enjoyable read. Besides, the book throws rare insights into our politics- A must read for GenNext which tends to be ignorant of so many facts. Kudos Sinha.. waiting for more!
Apr 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: light-novels
I found it interesting to learn about the relationships between three major Indian political parties while reading a love-triangle story. The book's writing was good enough, but I found myself bored nonetheless. I would recommend it for those who like love stories and do not want to read anything difficult.
Jun 28, 2010 rated it it was ok
Burned my eyes even though it was interesting for WHAT IT SAYS about who the bon-bon eating class of this country. Lots to say. [Women characters AWFULLY written, political multilateralism elevated to a mythic pedestal of ultimate solutions. Wut.:]
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Sep 04, 2011 rated it liked it
Good... but the characterization of Chaitali Sen (A communist activist with pub culture.)...i felt it totally absurd.
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
Sometimes you buy a book - cause, the offer is to buy at least 3 books to get the said discount, and after 15 long minutes you have managed to find only 2 that you want to invest your time on and you are tired and you have to leave in next 2 minutes and you pick up the one which has a nice cover and whose blurb doesn't completely repel you.

That's how this book came into my possession.

Love triangle between politicians representing left, right and center ideologies in India. One dynast from Cong
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I must say that the book is well written as is based on facts and all the characters are very strong. I like Aditya the most as he has hold on his emotion and mind. I am sure Tuhin Sinha made himself well aware about many political facts before writing this book as he has used it beautifully as flow of the story and the way it is presented it does feel like the main 3 character Chaitali, Aditya and Brijiesh are actually true. To be honest in the start I couldn’t connect and I was losing interest ...more
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Tuhin was born and brought up in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. He completed his schooling at Loyola School, and obtained a B.Com (H) from the Hindu College, University of Delhi and Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Communications Management from the National Institute of Advertising, New Delhi. He is married to Ramyani DasGupta Sinha.

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