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2 States : The Story Of My Marriage

Chetan Bhagat

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Completed on 13 May 2022
ISBN : 9788129135520

Love marriages around the world are simple: Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. They get married. In India, there are a few more steps: Boy loves Girl. Girl loves Boy. Girl’s family has to love boy. Boy’s family has to love girl. Girl’s Family has to love Boy’s Family. Boy’s family has to love girl’s family. Girl and Boy still love each other. They get married. Welcome to 2 States, a story about Krish and Ananya. They are from two different states of India, deeply in love and want to get married. Of course, their parents don’t agree. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple have a tough battle in front of them. For it is easy to fight and rebel, but it is much harder to convince. Will they make it? From the author of blockbusters Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Center and The 3 Mistakes of My Life, comes another witty tale about inter-community marriages in modern India. 


A very original story and a very famous story of chetan bhagat. Its a must read book especially for those who saw its movie adaptation. World-wide, love weddings are straightforward: Guy likes girl. She adores the boy. They tie the knot. There are a few additional processes in India: Boy adores the girl. Girls adore boys. The girl's family must adore the lad. The boy's family must adore the girl. Boy's Family must be adored by Girl's Family. Girl's family must be loved by boy's family. Girl and Boy are still in love. They tie the knot. Such a fun story to read.

Chetan Bhagat's "Two States" takes readers on a humorous and relatable journey through the trials and tribulations of intercultural love. Set against the backdrop of India's North-South cultural divide, the novel explores the challenges faced by the young protagonist, Krish, and his love interest, Ananya, as they navigate their families' opposing traditions and expectations. The story revolves around Krish, a Punjabi boy from Delhi, and Ananya, a Tamilian girl from Chennai. As they fall in love and decide to get married, they must confront the clash of their respective cultures head-on. Bhagat's writing style is conversational and easy to follow, making "Two States" a light and enjoyable read. The humorous anecdotes and witty banter between the characters add a touch of charm to the narrative. One of the strengths of the book lies in its exploration of cultural differences and the humorous situations that arise from them. Bhagat captures the idiosyncrasies and stereotypes associated with both North and South Indian cultures, highlighting the misunderstandings and misconceptions that can arise when two families with contrasting backgrounds come together. The humorous incidents provide moments of levity, making the book an entertaining read. However, the novel also falls into the trap of perpetuating stereotypes at times. While the intention may be light-hearted, the portrayal of certain characters and cultural aspects can come across as simplistic and clichéd. The storyline occasionally lacks depth and fails to delve into the complexities of the characters' emotions and motivations, leaving some readers longing for more substantial development. The pacing of the book is generally steady, though it does falter at times. Certain sections feel repetitive, and the narrative could have benefited from tighter editing. Additionally, the writing style, while accessible, lacks literary finesse and sophistication. As a result, the book may not appeal to readers seeking a more nuanced and profound exploration of relationships and cultural dynamics. In conclusion, "Two States" by Chetan Bhagat is an entertaining novel that delves into the complexities of intercultural relationships. If you are seeking a breezy read that combines romance, humour, and cultural exploration, "Two States" may be an enjoyable choice.

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