Not made in heaven
Author: Ranjana Sinha
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
(Pp 440, ISBN 978-81-70175308, Rs 390)
What happens when there’s a clash between traditions and modernity? Based in early post-independent India in the 1950s in the Terai region of Uttar Pradesh, which is now the state of Uttarakhand in North India. The language of the book is simple and the story gripping – people can actually feel that they have lived some of the instances in their life.
The book depicts the clash between tradition and the aspirations of young, modern and optimistic new India. The author has touched upon serious issues in a light-hearted manner.