Book Journey: Sethji
|Genre:||Fiction, Political Thriller|
Sethji. Or should I start this particular book journey as “with Shobhaa Dé“, the controversial writer. On the backdrop of a typical patriarchal mindset, the emergence of a female to make a mark on the political scenario is a pretty remarkable sketch by Shobhaa Dé. Add to it, the complete melodrama of a husband not able to perform, a brother-in-law having difficulty in getting his pants buttoned and getting embroiled in a rape case, and a father-in-law having his own motives, and you get a girl emerge from the shadows, being revered for her own differentiating characteristics.
Is there anything more one can expect from a typical Bollywood style masala stereotype novel? But here, (like with many fiction novels) Shobhaa Dé brings a much better context by including fragments of news from Thackeray case days.
In summary, a racy Indian fiction, written ‘ok-ish’, but strictly for a light reading.