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Book Reco: Battle for Bittora

December 23rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

I have to admit I don’t read much of the Indian fiction. But when I came across Anuja Chauhan’s “Battle for Bittora”, I found it hard to resist because of its political theme. And I wasn’t disappointed. The “wicked humour” is delightful. Pick it up and read it on one of the lazy holidays afternoons or a flight.

Here is the description: “Twenty-five-year-old Jinni lives in Mumbai, works in a hip animation studio and is perfectly happy with her carefree and independent existence. Until her bossy grandmother shows up and announces that it is Jinni’s ‘duty’ to drop everything and come and contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from their sleepy hometown, Bittora. Of course Jinni swears she won’t. But she soon ends up swathed in cotton saris and frumpy blouses, battling prickly heat, corruption and accusations of nymphomania as candidate Sarojini Pande, a daughter of the illustrious Pande dynasty of Pavit Pradesh. And if life isn’t fun enough already, her main opposition turns out to be Bittora ex-royal, Zain Altaf Khan – an irritatingly idealistic though undeniably lustworthy individual with whom Jinni shares a complicated history… Enlivened by Chauhan’s characteristic brand of wicked humour and sexy romanticism, this is a rollicking new tale of young India.”

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  • 1 Shashwat Gupta // Dec 24, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Thanks for the book reco. Keep them coming! Let me reciprocate in kind, by reco a very interesting book I read this summer. I’ll leave you with a link to the description: http://www.tuhin.in/of_love_politics.html

  • 2 manjulika // Dec 28, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Hi,I am reading this book presently.
    for some more book reviews…

  • 3 Akash // Mar 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Thanks for this nice book review. I enjoyed it. I read book reviews on different sites, I find your review very genuine and orignal.

  • 4 rohit // May 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Must be an enjoyable read Battle For Bittora by Anuja Chauhan. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by “to read” list.

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