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Written on the wind by Anuradha Kumar-Jain – Book Review

Author: Anuradha Kumar Jain
Publisher: Rupa Publications

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With a descriptive and pleasant writing style, the author takes us to the political rallies, to the mountains of Mussoorie, to the village of Lahore. One could relate to the story. It’s a smooth paced story but a lil heavy read. Especially the political movements and discussions.

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• our vision of what we can become makes us hopeful, even in the face of all odds. Dreams are meant to be boxed only when we are in the final box, the coffin.•

With the beautiful backdrop of Lahore set in 1929, Written on the wind by Anuradha kumar Jain published by Rupa Publications is a story of Harjeet, Gautam, Ishwar, Amiya and Haider.

Life makes you take some tough decisions which you might regret later or you might feel happy with the decision. This is one such book! How one Decision changed the lives of Harjeet and Amiya. With a blend of Politics, Love and Lessons, it’s a book that you must definitely read.

Set around the Pre Partition era, it’s a journey of Harjeet and Amiya who choose to live life on their terms and rediscover their long lost passion. With heavy and interesting political discussions and a love for poetry, the plot of the story is super interesting filled with twists and lots of drama.

The descriptive narration of the lives of Harjeet and Amiya, the author shares about the customs and traditions at that time. How the Women in the house was confined within the four walls, serving the teas to the guests without being allowed to participate in the discussions.

During that time Harjeet and Amiya choose to write their own destiny, touch the sky with their hard work and efforts. Harjeet who had an extramarital affair with Haider while Amiya who left her husband, for having an extramarital affair, there’s a lot more to discover.

With a descriptive and pleasant writing style, the author takes us to the political rallies, to the mountains of Mussoorie, to the village of Lahore. One could relate to the story. It’s a smooth paced story but a lil heavy read. Especially the political movements and discussions.

What I loved most about the book are the strong and well-developed characters. I liked Amiya’s Character the most. Each of the characters had a story to tell, be it Harjeet or Gautam or Lalaji.

Not to forget, the author giving us a glimpse of drama’s that were loved, the poetry that people loved. With a mention of historic movements, Some amazing plays and politics, This book has something different that is going to touch your heart.

How they crossed each other’s paths. With a blend of friendship, relationships and family love it’s a book that you must not miss. How Amiya filled her life with the missing puzzles, how relationships changed over time, for Harjeet and Amiya and Gautam as well. Their perspective about Marriages during that time to the drama added in every new chapter. Loved how the author sequenced the events,

The author weaved a beautiful story with a glimpse of women empowerment, troubled marriage during the pre-independence era. We can find depth in the author’s writing. Something that I liked the most. From Harjeet’s story to Amiya’s story, her Bond with Kamala and the Sodawalla’s, how her one decision changed her life, a sacrifice she made gave someone a beautiful life, How Harjeet discovered herself again, her bond with Rukmini, her desire to touch the sky, Gautam’s perspective and a lot more that makes this book lively and rich.

with an engaging narration, rich writing style and an intriguing plot, Do Not Skip this book!.

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