What an extraordinary read.
Things I loved about the book:
- Its very simple.
- No lengthy postmortem of the facts.
- Book moves at the speed of lightening [I had to finish it in one day]
- These are women of substance that are being portrayed. In a male dominated world to the outsider, they might just seem like women who gave in to becomes wives, amma, nani. It is this book that beings out the aspirations and motives of many of them.
- It is an honest attempt to bring the lives to broad day light.
- No page leaves you not spell bound.
- The book finally managed to make a fiction reader experiment more towards the non fiction side.
- Fantastic research.
- The foreword in itself enough to make you drool over the content. Good Job there Mr. Vishal Bharadwaj.
- Vikram Chandra’s contribution to one of the stories is huge but it in no way takes away the limelight.
- The protagonist’s are not ashamed of what they are doing. This is what fuels the passion to keep making it BIG.
What I expected more:
- A characterization of the female was not enough for me. I was looking for more details that might have caused the female character to react in certain way.
- The story of Gangu lacked a little depth as compared to Monica Bedi. Well maybe that was because lack of information available or whatever. But as a reader I really wanted to read more about her.
Rest all is history. I finished reading it in 4 hrs. 🙂 Nothing more can add to the number.