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I am in Love with a Shudh Desi Firangi by Dipnanda Bhaduri Roy
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Two upbringings, an Indian and a foreigner(firangi) fall in love and the Indian sees Shiva in him through his morals, ethos and traditions.

To the romance enthusiasts here, this is a salver of delicacy that you would relish in a Shudh desi style. The tray is both Indian and continental but still desi.

The cover is dressed decently- but could have been improved. The blurb is too elaborative and could have edited for better.

Now on to the writing, the language is eloquent and Dipnanda has made sure the tide is kept smooth. I loved the protagonist Kathy or Kattyayni and her depiction has a charm that anyone would fall for her. Its been long that I fell for a desi protagonist. You will also delve into Bengali ethnicities and recognize much more of the culture and it was an eye-opener. Occasionally, I felt the story being too sugary at some places, but this doesn’t stop the book turning tide.

A Shiva Bhakt myself- I was able to connect to Katty’s devotions and felt the divine goosebumps.

The chase of altruistic love with a tweak of desi upgrading has kept this book turning. The merger of mystical, romance, culture, love, detriment with a lot of twists have made this book one of a laidback read this 2020.

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Reading Progress

February 14, 2020 – Started Reading
February 14, 2020 – Shelved
February 14, 2020 – Finished Reading

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