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Arzu by [Riva Razdan]

Arzu Kindle Edition

3.7 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

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Riva Razdan is a recent graduate of New York University, where she studied under novelists Tishani Doshi (The Pleasure Seekers) and Miguel Syjuco (Ilustrado). Constant relocation in her formative years made her a relentless writer - an outsider trying to make sense of an everchanging landscape by mapping the world through the fictional journeys of her heroines. The more she moved between cultures, the more she began to examine her own north Indian upbringing. She realized that there was a lack of representation of strong-minded and ambitious millennial women who also longed for romantic fulfilment in popular Indian fiction. As a result, she decided to delve deep into the Indian society of her girlhood to weave some wayward strands of its patriarchal fabric as conflicts in her stories and create romantic-feminist fiction that encourages, supports and comforts young Indian women. Riva has studied storytelling in Paris, Florence, Abu Dhabi and New York. She currently resides in Mumbai and is a screenwriter for Anil Kapoor Films.Riva Razdan is a recent graduate of New York University, where she studied under novelists Tishani Doshi (The Pleasure Seekers) and Miguel Syjuco (Ilustrado). Constant relocation in her formative years made her a relentless writer - an outsider trying to make sense of an everchanging landscape by mapping the world through the fictional journeys of her heroines. The more she moved between cultures, the more she began to examine her own north Indian upbringing. She realized that there was a lack of representation of strong-minded and ambitious millennial women who also longed for romantic fulfilment in popular Indian fiction. As a result, she decided to delve deep into the Indian society of her girlhood to weave some wayward strands of its patriarchal fabric as conflicts in her stories and create romantic-feminist fiction that encourages, supports and comforts young Indian women. Riva has studied storytelling in Paris, Florence, Abu Dhabi and New York. She currently resides in Mumbai and is a screenwriter for Anil Kapoor Films. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08S3ZWX6T
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hachette India (25 January 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1388 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 284 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.7 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

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4.0 out of 5 stars A Refreshing, coming-of-age story that is a wonderful read!
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The story is quite interesting as it traces Arzu’s journey as she finds her identity through the course of one year. I loved the fact how Riva has equated the growth in the Indian economy in 1991 with that of the protagonist, and the milestones coincide more than once. Another thing that is interesting about story is the manner in which it told, and how Arzu was shown to be living in a cocoon and how she emerges as a butterfly, which also jumps out from the cover once you finish the book. The language of the book is easy to comprehend, and paints a wonderful picture of the events as they occur. The climax of the story was quite interesting, and while one aspect of it was expected, the other was not, and I think this was the best thing about the entire story.

Overall, Arzu is a refreshing coming-of-age story that takes an interesting idea and explores an aspect of the namesake that will not just entertain the reader, but might just inspire them to take a step towards their dream, and grab them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's a must read!
Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 9 March 2021
'ARZU' is a kinetic character-driven romp that alternately tugs at your heartstrings, and then uplifts you at the speed of a Manhattan high-rise elevator. The eponymous heroine of the novel, Arzu Aggarwal, is a youthful 21st-century urban woman -- spunky, caring, headstrong and vulnerable by turns. Her adventures (and misadventures) from Mumbai to Manhattan, Pune to Paris and heartbreak to ultimate fulfilment, pull the reader along for a hold-on-to-your-hat, literary spontaneous combustion of a ride! A remarkable debut novel by first-time -- and soon to be the best selling -- author Riva Razdan. Read and delight in it.
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