Book Journey: Sethji


Genre: Fiction, Political Thriller
Book Name: Sethji
Author: Shobhaa Dé
Pages: 304
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin

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.


About Alka

Trying to just make some sense out of things and put some sense into me!! :) :) :)

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