The cover had just a man’s face but nicely designed.
Name: My Name Is Not Devdas
Author: Aayush Gupta
Number of pages: 155
Availability: Amazon (Buy it here)
The title made me curious ‘My Name is not Devdas’, then what was it? The subtitles were pretty acceptable for their respective chapters. No complaints.
The English language used was easy to read but the connection, I had to make in several sentences, was a little difficult. The Bengali jargon was also unheard of (by me). Anyway, I managed with the help of Google baba! No shame there. I don’t use bourgeoisie, Kafkaesque, janeu, sarkanda, matriculation, Bhadralok, Marxists, etc. in everyday life.
The story revolves around Devdas, Paro and Chandramukhi – of course, not the typical characters created by Sarat Chandra. Their relationships are a bit different. The book tells us about how the trio are connected and how they meet each other and live their lives thereafter. There is a lot of misunderstanding, mischief, torment, love, jealousy, weird relationships and poverty-stricken families in the story. The end was simple and okay.
It was an easy and quick read.
Font sizes were comfortable.
The characters are described quite well.
I liked this line as I felt it had a deep meaning that I had thought about long ago – ‘Most girls, though, would end up being a Contraption, just another household item to make other people lazy’.
I didn’t see any areas for improvement as such. I just found the story to be okay-okay types. Maybe I prefer thrillers and murder mysteries more!
My Name is not Devdas was a pretty good read but I had to re-read the first few chapters again (after finishing the book) in order to completely understand how it all began. You have to read-between-the-lines a lot in the book. I may read it again at leisure to feel the story!
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This modern rendition of the timeless classic Devdas is intriguing, and I’m eager to read it. Despite the countless interpretations that exist, I find it fascinating to investigate a new interpretation. Will try to read it because you stated it was easy to read and the font sizes were comfy.
I must say, the title of the book is really intriguing, I really want to grab my copy to read this. With easy language and seems like with story line, this vacation is sorted with the book.
I have been seeing this book a lot among bloggers
I am intrigued to get hold of the book. From your review I am all the more interested in the book as it gives you various perspectives
This sounds like an interesting take on the classic Devdas. Would love to read this contemporary version of the vintage work. Though there have been many, it is always fascinating to read a new version.