One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat
Chetan Bhagat, Indian’s prized author, has finally done what he has always wanted to do! Finally, he has written a book with a female protagonist! His new book titled – One Indian Girl, is set to break all his previous records!
Everyone knows Chetan Bhagat ! The author of SIX blockbuster books! He has been name ‘the bestselling English language novelist in India’s history.’ And it’s no surprise that his books have remained as best sellers right from their release! His books have been known widely for introducing that campus theme!
5 Reasons Why You Should Pre-Order This Book Right Now!
1. Female Protagonist
For the first time ever, Mr.Bhagat has written a book with the female protagonist. It is always an exciting event when a man chooses to write from a female point of view, don’t you think so?
In the words of Mr.Bhagat himself, “I wanted that book to be about women, and deal with feminism.” My, Oh my! A man willing to talk on the terms of feminism is highly rare in India! In fact, I’m not even sure if people actually know what feminism means!
As we can see, in the excerpt, we read about “the girl’s side having to adjust” while, the boy’s side lives in comfort! On the other hand, we also see how Radhika’s (the protagonist’s) father had not much of a say, in the face of his wife and his sister.
3. Arranged Marriages
In the modern world, people are slowly becoming a little more broad minded when it comes to choosing your partner in life. But, there are still MANY elders who disagree with the couple making this choice.
In the book ‘One Indian Girl’ Radhika Mehta is faced with having to spend the rest of her life with a complete stranger, a situation she never thought she would face.
4. Opinionated/ Self-Assertive
Generally once a woman is married, she is expected to give up her job and take care of the kids and follow other roles. She is also expected to obtain a “Yes, Sir. No, Sir”, type of attitude towards a husband.
On the other hand, Radhika is said to be a working woman; not just any working woman but, one with a very good position in a well-known bank. It is highly normal for her to have various opinions on all matters, which is probably a result of her education. It ought to be interesting to see whether she will fight against all these norms and rules or if her life is turned completely upside.
5. Relationships in India
Finally, in the video, introducing the book she states that she is not a virgin. As an unmarried woman, this would be highly frowned upon by society. And, had she been born in earlier generations, she would’ve been killed! On the contrary, had it been a boy stating this, it wouldn’t have been judged or frowned upon.
This approach on the topic of relationships in India will surely make this a controversial topic, then again, who doesn’t like a bit a controversy?
Release Of One Indian Girl – Chetan Bhagat
Bhagat announced the release of his new book on twitter, on August 19, 2016. The book is set to be released on October 1, 2016 in Mumbai. Actor Kangana Ranaut will be present at the launch, where she will read excerpts from his book. It will be followed by a discussion with the man of the hour himself, Mr.Bhagat, about the themes that he has decided to breach in this particular book.