Chetan Bhagat, the most popular contemporary Indian author, has released his latest book this October 01, 2016: One Indian Girl. Although the book is about relationships and has been written from the perspective of a modern, career oriented Indian girl earning well, it is basically her story told from her perspective – in first person singular.
The author says that although his job is to write a good story, this book has a feminist undertone. He feels this is an opportunity to spread the feminist perspective to a larger audience, which his books generally command.
From the book blurb –
Hi, I’m Radhika Mehta and I’m getting married this week. I work at Goldman Sachs, an investment bank. Thank you for reading my story. However, let me warn you.
You may not like me too much. One, I make a lot of money. Two, I have an opinion on everything. Three, I have had a boyfriend before. OK, maybe two.
Now if all this was the case with a guy, one might be cool with it. But since I am a girl these three things I mentioned don’t really make me too likeable, do they?
The book has been published by Rupa Publications India and is available to order Online in Amazon.in (among other sites). While the paperback is available, I wonder why the publisher has not released a Kindle version or an audiobook version yet. I hope they do soon.