BOOK TITLE: LOVE IN LUTYEN’S DELHI
AUTHOR: AMITABH PANDEY
GENRE: ADULT FICTION/ROMANCE
A sparkling love story with a difference.
Akriti ‘Akku’ Patel and Sanjay ‘Sanju’ Saran become friends in kindergarten, lovers in college and then hit the real world. With both parents in the civil services, Sanju’s world is one of power, privilege and entitlement. Akku, on the other hand, is brought up by a single mother – a distinguished surgeon widowed very young and an aunt who is a smart and sassy books editor with commitment problems.
Sanju’s mind is in turmoil as he chooses to abandon his youthful plans and, like his parents, looks to the civil services for what he thinks will be a meaningful career. Meanwhile, Akku, armed with a BTech from IIT, is jetting off to sunny California, land of systems design and fun-loving computer geniuses.
Will their love survive the distance? Or will the compulsions of Lutyens’ Delhi stand in the way of their togetherness?
This book was a light, fast paced read. I finished it in less than 2 days. Thanks to the publisher for sending me a review copy.
This is a story of Akkriti, a young girl who is all very sure about her future. She lives with her single mother Gayathri and her aunt Abha. She had her friend Sanjay as her constant since kindergarten. But as they grow up into adulthood, they starts to realise the differences in their life. Akkriti is an intelligent software engineer where as Sanjay is an aspiring civil service candidate. They have a lot differences in their family backgrounds as well. Akkriti’s fanily is modern and Sanjay’s family is bound in an orthodox culture.
Both of them were so serious about spending their life together leading to a happy ending. But soon everythung started to change when Akkriti went to USA for her internship and Sanjay started his preperation for the IAS examination.
This story deals with the quite obvious family matters of the modern days. It tells one thing that nothing in life is permanent and we must be always prepared to embrace change in our lives and learn to deal with it. This story was quite relatable and the author’s way of telling the story is pretty lucid and interesting.
About the Author
Amitabh Pandey studied economics at St. Stephen’s College and Delhi School of Economics. He taught economics at an undergraduate college of Delhi University and then joined the Indian Railways where he worked for twenty-four years, during the course of which he conceptualized, implemented and managed the railways online ticket reservation system at the IRCTC. In 2007, Amitabh shifted to the private sector and spent five years building business software. He now lives in Noida and writes full-time.