​Book Review: THOSE PRICEY THAKUR GIRLS Author: Anuja Chauhan 'Tho...

Author: Anuja Chauhan

'Those Pricey Thakur Girls' is a book that runs along similar lines as that of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Set in post-independence Delhi, the story revolves around Mr & Mrs Laxmi Narayan Thakur and their five daughters, each with their own peculiar eccentricities and characters. Debjani or Dabbu, one of the sisters is inexorably attracted to the dashing Dylan Singh Shekawat, a liaison that forms the crux of this endearing story. The book is full of beautifully complex characters, nuances of life in the 80's, joint Indian families and sprinkled with humor and sarcasm.
What works?
* The story is endearing, hilarious and vivid * Plot is well laid out and characters well etched * The story depicts love in the pre-internet era, complete with stolen kisses, dances, dropping of handkerchiefs and other sweety intimate moments * Delhi of the 80's is well referenced throughout the book * The book showcases joint families and what keeps them together
Why Not? * The story can appear too mushy
* Some characters, like that of Eshwari show inconsistency of characterization * The end is too good to be true
Rating: 2.5/5 Image Source- http://d.gr-assets.com/

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