Author: Sundari Venkatraman
Published by: Readomania
No. of pages: 282
Price: INR 299
On the jacket: Sangita Sinclair was not always this successful and passionate lady, heading the NGO “Penn Urimai” for downtrodden, abused and homeless women.
When Sangita catches the eyes of Gautam Sinclair she is a simple, homely girl, utterly unaware of her charms and capabilities. She has the devil’s own time in overcoming her inhibitions, hesitation and her family’s orthodox and outdated rules before recognizing her love for Gautam.
Will Gautam be able to solve Sangita’s dilemma or will she be forever trapped in her past?
Review: The Madras Affair is a book that is not only romantic at heart, but also carries a strong social message without coming out as a forced writing. Among thousands of romance books that revolve around love and its kin, there is rarely a book that targets social evil and comes out as a winner and The Madras Affair is one such book.
The story is about the plight of a woman who is not only physically abused but also mentally and emotionally by the society and its age-old so called traditional values. How easily the society passes a judgement without even knowing the truth and the fight, the struggles a woman has to go through is very nicely brought out in the story through the eyes of Sangita. Gautam, on the other hand is the most charming man and the knight in shining armor for Sangita who helps her at every stage.
What I liked and appreciate as a reader, is the way in which the story is shaped, the characters of Sangita and Gautam and the way in which the author handles the societal evil. Along with that, there are few situations in the story that will move anyone to tears and also bring a smile on their faces too. The narration is good with a nice flow to the story that manages to keep the interest in the story.
The book for me is an emotional roller-coaster ride which will allow for the free flow of emotions as you keep turning the pages.
Overall: If you love reading romance, then I would definitely suggest reading The Madras Affair for its story, the characters and the emotional ride that it will take you through while reading the book.