Brings' India alive,
January 20, 2013
This review is from: Rani of Rampur (Kindle Edition)If you are looking for a formulaic book set in a Western milieu, this book is not for you.
However if you are willing to be dragged out of the comfort zone of your drawing room in the Western world, then wade in.
Suneeta Misra's Rani of Rampur is the story of Rani, a young educated journalist in a small town in India. She visits her aunt to help in the wedding preparations of her aunt's son and stumbles across murder,political machinations, family secrets and cover ups.
This is an India far from the Bollywood stereotypes. This is an India in which the law treats women equal to men but society does not. An India where change is happening rapidly but deep rooted prejudices are harder to change.
Misra's book brings alive the colors and smells of life in a small India town where time moves that bit slower and secrets bubble just beneath the placid veneer.
Bravo Ms. Misra for a fantastic first book. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
A story that is full of twists and turns of a family in India,
January 27, 2013
This review is from: Rani of Rampur (Kindle Edition)Rani was by far my favorite character. As she plays a journalist in India, she views a family who are unequal in many ways. Although the book took some time to catch on for me, when it did I could not put it down. The Grammar was very good, and the insightfullness from a womans view was good. The mystery mixed with the facts of life mixed well and made for a great read for the fictional and the non fictional alike. Great job!
It did however make me wonder if there had to have been alot of research done and if the book could have been written as a non fiction educational book rather than the fiction story it includes. Its certainly got both.
I will be looking for more from this author.