- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Readomania; First Edition edition (2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 819299757X
- ISBN-13: 978-8192997575
- Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 14.9 x 1.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,839 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Madras Affair Paperback – 2015
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Sangita, head of Penn Urimai - an NGO for downtrodden, homeless and abused women - was not always this successful and confident... Born and brought up in the city of Madras and widowed at just twenty, Sangita builds an iron wall around herself till she meets Gautam who makes her aware of her sensuousness and charms. But Sangita not only has to fight her family's orthodox and outdated rules, but also her own inhibitions and hesitations before she can walk into the future with her blue-eyed lover. Will Gautam be able to solve Sangita's dilemma or will she be forever trapped in her past? About the Author: Sundari Venkatraman is a Mumbai-based romance fiction author. More than 3000 copies of her books have been downloaded across the world and she has been on the bestselling romance list of Amazon many times over.
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Top Customer Reviews
Sundari I wish you could have done a better job while introducing Gautam ‘s Character and by giving Sangita a little more than usual time to woo Gautam . In this book of yours I felt only Gautam doing the woo part and not Sangita .In some areas ….I could see Sangita expressing her love for him .But other wise It was only Gautam who tries to woo her in different way .Which I felt a little perturbed about it , Even though external factors were not conducive for Sangita but ….she could have tried a little more …. harder to express her love for him .
As Love is mutual affair and not one sided .
Ya, that is what happens to you after reading a lovely, toe curling, delicious, perfect, glad-feeling Romance novel :) It restores faith in Humanity & reinforces your love for those 'special ones' in your life.
Sundari Venkatraman you make us a puppet in your web of words.
Sundari has taken a social issue (2-3 this time), characters who endear you, pen down each emotions so vividly as if you are living the script, sometimes give you goose bums, sometimes you smack your head in frustration, sometimes you do the imaginary glad-dance,.... :D never letting you put the book down.
Full review: http://grabthebook.blogspot.in/2015/09/book-review-madras-affair-by-sundari.html
This is one book that I am going to re-read very soon. I have to, *have to*, return to the world of Sangeetha and Gautam created by Sundari.
The character sketch is so vivid that they stay with you long after the last page has been turned, the last word read.
Sundari narrates the story as a flashback, flitting between the present and the past. The book tells you the story of Sangeetha who is a young widow facing the wrath of being branded unlucky by the society and even by her own family.
Beautiful and graceful Sangita is married to a brute of a husband, of her parent's choice. Physically and mentally abused, Sangita takes solace in attending to her new born son. Luckily, her husband dies in an accident and leaves her a widow. Back in her parent's house Sangita meets Gautam a handsome English professor at the hospital she works and love blossoms.
Gautam is gentlemanly, courteous and charming while Sangita is concerned about the society, her parents and friends, she finds it hard to ignore him. Sangita's conservative parents are aghast by the fact that their daughter might consider marrying again and are vehemently against it. Will they overcome these barriers and get married?
Sundari's romances have always page turners for me and The Madras Affair didn't disappoint either. Gautam is the ideal hot hero that any girl might want to bump into and Sangita is one lucky girl! While the romance scores big time, Sundari also brings the inherent conservative nature of the city and its people to the forefront. Overall it was a great read! Go for it.
The story would have been another run-of-the-mill romance, another Mills & Boons book if the author had not very deftly interwoven the darker side of society into the story.
The ending was of course predictable but then I liked it. After the engrossing read if it were anything else it would surely be a disappointment.
CHARACTERIZATION: The characters both the main and secondary or supporting ones are well-developed with all their imperfections. While one can’t help loving the cute Sandeep, one also can’t help hating Radha and her vile tongue. In fact one actually lives the characters as the scenes unfold. Hence it’s easy to empathize with them or hate them for their thoughts, their words their actions.
LANGUAGE: Simple, crisp and lucid. Yes there are a few typos here and there that need to be set right. But that’s no major hurdle to enjoying the book.
PACE: Perfect. It’s neither too slow nor too fast.
STYLE: Full marks to the Author’s narration style. It made the story not only interesting but engaging too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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The book starts with Sangita, the empowered, successful head of an NGO that works to improve the lives of battered... Read more
The book has thrown light on widow remarriage, but in a boring way.
The language of the author is really great. I admire the language of Sundari Venkatraman. Read more
Badly written! Sounds like a very bad bollywood script. There was no character built-up and no flow in the story, Pathetic read.Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
There are some books u don't want to end ! It's a simple yet gripping book ! Had a lovely time reading it !Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
If you enjoy some Indian melodrama with a cute love story this a book for you... Enjoyed reading. Short and sweetPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Started reading with skepticism as one more book I read on similar lines turned out to be disastrous....but this turned out to be nice and refreshing to read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
All was perfect about the novel no complaints at all will continue to read other novels as well thanks againPublished 2 months ago by Karishma Bhatia
Nicely knitted but excessively spiced up at the end which was unnecessary. Goos start and middle but bad ending .Published 3 months ago by Balaji
A nice story. It deals with the prejudice young widows still face in this country and the characters are very believable.Published 4 months ago by Geetha Krishnan