Wednesday, March 25, 2020

I Am In Love With a Shudh Desi Firangi by Dipnanda Bhaduri Roy

The Blurb & The Story: 

Jeeva is Shiva. Either as a ‘Nirakar’ (formless) entity or as the life energy in every living being, Shiva thrives in people’s consciousness. Shiva’s presence is not only felt in the chants and prayers of ascetics but also in the common man’s household, in folklores. And in the hearts of every woman who aspires to see Shiva’s virtues in their husbands. This is the love story of 25-year old Kattyayni, who saw Shiva and His various ‘Gunas’ in a man. In a firangi, to be precise. Yes, you read it right. A brown-haired, blue-eyed, pale-skinned, 6-footer firangi, born from an American father and a Spanish mother. Kattyayni, who grew up in a traditional Bengali family, has always felt fascinated about the sweet-cute-dutiful, passionate, and sometimes tragic Shiva-Parvati romance, the stories of which she has been hearing from her grandmother since the onset of adolescence. Deep in Kattyayni’s mind sits the Lord, spreading His aura throughout her conscious and subconscious mind. So when Kattyayni meets ‘Rudra’, the firangi who demonstrates a ‘shudh desi’ way of life by embracing yoga, rudraksh, dhoti, khichdi, and his beloved ‘Shiva’, Kattyayni finds a deep connection with him. This is a connection that goes beyond the level of her heart to touch her soul, to a point where love becomes totally unconditional. She sees Neelkanth, Adiyogi, and Vaidyanath in the firangi. But at the same time, she feels a deep desire to know Rudra’s actual identity. Who is Rudra? Set in the mixed cultural backdrop of Goa and flavoured with the ethnic specialties of Kolkata, this romance will surely knock at the minds of those who are in love or looking to find true, selfless love. 

My Take: 

From the very first book that I have read till this book which is not my last, is by far the most interesting story that I have read in the romance genre. In all the books that I have read, what I like the most in reading is that the book makes us live a life that we never thought of. It makes us believe in things outside of life and takes us to a new adventure and an exciting new life. I have always had this urge inside when I read and transfer myself to the new life in the books. 

I Am In Love With a Shudh Desi Firangi by Dipnanda Bhaduri Roy is one of those books that after reading keeps the spirit alive and encourages to read more.

From the prologue to the end, everything about this book will make you feel and transfer you into a new world. You will live a life of the characters and trust me you will find yourself lost in the book. Reading this book I found myself inspired by reading the way the author has expressed the emotions of each character and the storyline making the book more interesting than I thought it would be.

Author Dipnanda Bhaduri Roy has written the book on a professional level and has a very intriguing way of writing making everything seem real. I loved everything about this book and being a romance lover this book is a perfect addition in my collection. The highlight of the book is how it gives us hope and shows how we grow with every experience.

Overall, a must-read and most recommended book with an interesting love story. So click here and read the book and feel the emotions expressed by author Dipnanda Bhaduri Roy in the book I Am In Love With a Shudh Desi Firangi.

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