Those Pricey Thakur Girls: A Review

Oh, why can’t all chick-lit be like this?

Anuja Chauhan writes a breathtakingly fresh and uproariously funny novel, full of delightful and tender moments of romance between Debjani, the champion-of-losers protagonist, and Dylan, the cynical, hot, and intelligent love interest.

The novel reminds one of Pride and Prejudice at times, especially the fact that there were 5 Thakur girls, and also that Dylan is so much like Mr. Darcy (fangirl swoon). But after reading one too many vapid modern Indian novels, this flashback to the ‘80s invigorated me a lot. Just imagine, living with only one channel to watch, and that too, state-owned! Also, Delhi seems much more beautiful in that era.

The author has left no stone unturned in characterization. Delhi’s people are shown in true form, and it warms your heart to read about them, and their (not-so) petty trials and tribulations. The romance is well-planned and realistic. Debjani may as well serve as a role model to today’s girls. Elizabeth Bennet would have been proud.

Recommended to lovers of smart chick-lit!

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