Thursday, 12 January 2017

Review of A Knotty Affair

a knotty affair க்கான பட முடிவு

No of pages : 230

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd

Author : Dhaval Birajdar Jinadatt

Year of publication : 2016

ISBN    987-93-52016-24-2

Editor: Cora Bhatia
Genre: Fiction,contemporary,Social drama 

Layouts: Logistics Info Solutions Pvt.Ltd.

Book links : Goodreads   Amazon Flipkart

The blurb of the book says as follows.
‘A Knotty Affair’ is a story about a thirty-year-old software engineer, Viraj Sargaokar. 
Born into a middle-class family that lives in the suburbs, he joins a south Bombay college, where he encounters a culture divide between him and his rich classmates. Viraj is fascinated by a classmate Ruhi, a beautiful good-natured girl, who befriends him and treats him well, unlike the rest of his classmates.
Will Viraj be able to prove his father’s innocence?
Will Viraj survive the rigours of college life and overcome his shortcomings?
What will happen to the relationship between Ruhi and Vir

About the author

Dhaval Birajdar completed his master's i Mechanical Engineering and is currently working as Assistant Professor in a reputed college in Mumbai. He has already published a novel named "360 days"and this is his second work. 


"A Knotty affair " a great social drama ,depicting many knots that  entice me to read it fast. Much of the satisfaction in reading this family story  comes from  knowing  about the  achievements ,   struggles and sufferings of the Mcs. It is a breath of fresh air to read it..It is an easy read for me in a relaxed manner as the story gives an amusing and amazing entertainment.

There are emotional situations which make you laugh and think.  You feel  glad to read this book as the incidents  that take place in the life of MCs create an impact in your mind  and the happy ending delights you.  

The Plot

The protagonist ,Viraj Sargaokar is a thirty year old software engineer. When the story starts,  he is living with his mother in Mumbai and he is going to join new  office. He happens to meet his girlfriend Ruhi  by accident  He recollects in flashback all that has happened in the past spanning a period of ten years from his college days.His Dad ,a professor in the same college meets an awkward situation and his reputation is tarnished . It costs his life. His son, our hero makes all the efforts to prove his father’s innocence .This takes most part of the novel.Along with this ,his love for a girl ,Ruhi co -student and winning her heart , make the rest.

My favorite

The relationship between mother and son is portrayed beautifully. The cosmopolitan touch is there in their conversations and his mother seems to be well informed.It shows the bond between them.His mother is his mentor , consultant ,philosopher and  motivator.
The hero is a stammerer and how he overcomes the disorder is given nicely.

Also I like the court proceedings. The author has given the details about the case in a simple and honest language anyone can follow it easily. I admire  the NGO opened by the hero for the sake of the poor people who can not afford to run  their cases in   the court.

The Characters

There are only four MCs the hero ,Viraj , his father . mother and his lover namely Ruhi.  . There are other characters to move the story.  They are realistic wise, highly intelligent and smart ,barring some  who are unscrupulous and wicked. Ruhi is   a modern girl.  Her father is an IAS officer.Her life seems to be messy.

Dhaval Birajdar Jinadatt has handled all the   emotions,sentiments,and dilemmas beautifully. His style of narration and language is precise , simple and clean.

My verdict

I recommend this book to all .. The concept and execution are satisfactory.Being a family drama, it has got all the fun, jokes,action ,suspense and pain.You can relate to the story as the happenings in the life of MCs are  realistic.There is a great moral and strong message of ALL THE PAIN ALL THE GAIN to the youth. Cover by Shynu K is good.

My rating   3/5.

Disclaimer I received the book from the author in exchange for an honest review


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