Book Of The Day – India Was One

by Greg on April 6, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated Fiction novel by An Indian. India Was One has an impressive 4.3 star rating and is $4.95. It has been described as “a story about love; love of each other, love of parents, love of friends, and love of country. A beautifully, well written book…”

“I was captivated by this book. The author tells the compelling story of a man, the woman he marries and their friends, starting out in Mumbai. The author builds suspense in subtle ways, giving us vignettes of their lives in Mumbai and later in the US, making us care about the characters. India Was One is a unique book, one I highly recommend to anyone interested in love, friendship, loyalty and suffering, no matter what their culture.” Donna F. – Amazon Reviewer



India Was One
by An Indian
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Category: Fiction
Price: $4.95

 

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…Suddenly, he saw something shiny at the bottom of the abyss. He squinted his eyes to see what it was. He ran back to his binoculars and turned them to see what it was. Sharp barbed wires that separated the two mountains came into focus. He had come as far as he could in his country. But she was standing in another country.

He was in South India and she was in North India…

Have you ever imagined India being divided into two countries? What happens to the millions of Indians who are from South India but are now residing in North India? Kaahi & Jai were two such people who got trapped in this situation. Everything was going smoothly for them and suddenly, their world turned upside down.

How will they get together? Will India become one again?

Take an exciting journey with them from their college days in Mumbai to their life in the US and back to India when they find out that India is divided.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Reading India Was One, was like entering through a hidden portal, the reader is introduced to the rich heritage of India, it is a story that unfolds with descriptive colorful characters that become like a family to the reader. The conclusion was heart-wrenching, and at the same time, a ray of hope. The humor and art work is worth the price alone. This book covers all aspects of what a reader needs for a mini vacation away from life’s struggles, so warm and friendly with fast paced thrills. You will not regret purchasing this book and placing it in your library.It is an excellent book to take a mini mind vacation with and opens a portal into a world of wonders and mysteries.

*******

I was sucked into this book the minute that I picked it up. A classic coming of age story based on a group of Indian college friends, following their antics, experiences and love. As the main characters grow up and move to America, we follow along with the twist and turns of life in a new land. The author breaks down the complexities of India, for us non-Indians, so that we can fully understand and appreciate a way of life that is so different than our own. It also tells the story of a modern nation, India, wildly diverse among her citizens in language, religion, looks and economic status. Part travelogue, part love story, part political statement, “India was One” is a page turner that I wasn’t able to put down.

*******

I have always heard of ways Indians live in India from the stereotype immigrants. Their tales and description are at best limited to a breif insight into the Indian way of living. This book through its descriptive narration actually puts you in the shoe of a Indian and makes you live it too. The clever use of various Indain slangs(some of which have heard people say at Indian parties)puts life in the book and puts you on Indian city street without setting your foot there. I feel this book is a must read for anyone who wants to experience India before getting there.

*******

India Was One- is an engrossing story, very entertaining and shares a wealth of information. As a love story it breaks your heart to read of a married couple separated by country and culture. As a way to learn of another culture, India Was One wins hands down. As always it is a shame how we let small differences separate people. I really am glad I read this book and recommend it highly.

*******

I had no idea when I started reading this book how enthralling it would be. Not only was the story line very interesting, but interwoven in the story was the culture of a modern day Mumbai. The culture is explained as part of the story. One doesn’t feel they are reading a school book, but they are still learning so much. It’s a story about love; love of each other, love of parents, love of friends, and love of country. A beautifully, well written book that was hard to put down.

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About The Author


The author was born and raised in Mumbai, India. He came to the US in 1989 to New York. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

 

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