It’s a wonderful take on feminism by Chetan Bhagat. The voice in Radhika’s head is quite relatable as all of us have a similar voice in our heads but we all end up thinking we are alone in the struggle.
Radhika is like any new age girl who earns enough for herself and can maybe even feed a small village with her earnings. She isn’t looking for a rich guy to get married.
What is predictable is that she has a mother and uncles and aunts who do not approve of her ways and want her to settle down.
It is predictable in a nice way which means that we can all relate with these uncles and aunties who could come in our lives as relatives, neighbours or family friends.
These aunties and uncles have been drinking our parents blood about when we should get married ever since we joined our first job. So, obviously Radhika who’s a well educated and working woman is their target number one.
What Chetan Bhagat is trying with this book is to give a strong message of dissipating the taboo about sex. He narrates the sexual experiences of Radhika in great detail thus bringing to light the real situation in every city of India and not just metros.
If someone cannot digest the implicit detail provided then that just proves the point of the book that such readers are hypocrites. This book is a must read for all men and women across all age groups because this book speaks about issues that have for long been pushed under the carpet.
This book will help you feel that you are not alone in the struggle of work life balance and the pressure of getting married at the “right age” and the last one is for women-having the correct image.
All of us youngsters have felt at some point of time that from school to college to a job then marriage that our entire lives have been spent pleasing people.
Another beautiful message that this book is sending out is of anti racism. My kudos to Chetan Bhagat for using his position for the benefit of the society and writing about racism in a country where being born dark is next to a crime.
The information related to salaries being offered were pretty accurate which proves that Chetan Bhagat has done his research well before writing and that’s another reason I liked the book and would recommend it to you. I could also relate to the book because I have friends who just like Radhika work at Goldman Sachs.
I mean obviously if you are reading about institutions that you have an idea about then you feel more like reading the book.
This is the case with every book by Chetan Bhagat that he finds a connect with his readers especially with his target audience which is the youngsters.
I would like to go a step further and suggest it even to people my mom dad’s age because they’ll get an insight into the lives of their kids .
You just have to read this book so please grab a copy soon and do yourself a favor.