Twenty-five-year-old Jinni lives in Mumbai, works in a hip animation studio and is perfectly happy with her carefree and independent existence. Until her bossy grandmother shows up and announces that it is Jinni’s ‘duty’ to drop everything and come and contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from their sleepy hometown, Bittora.Of course Jinni swears she won’t. But she soon ends up swathed in cotton saris and frumpy blouses, battling prickly heat, corruption and accusations of nymphomania as candidate Sarojini Pande, a daughter of the illustrious Pande dynasty of Pavit Pradesh. And if life isn’t fun enough already, her main opposition turns out to be Bittora ex-royal,Zain Altaf Khan – an irritatingly idealistic though undeniably lustworthy individual with whom Jinni shares a complicated history…
~ Synopsis from Goodreads
This was my second book by Anuja Chauhan after ‘Those Pricey Thakur Girls’ and I enjoyed it very much just like the other one.
When you have read more than one book by an author, it is natural to compare the books. I enjoyed Those Pricey Thakur Girls much more than this one.
I enjoyed reading every bit of this book including the antics of the famous Pushpa Pandey who had her own reasons for doing everything. It is rare that you get to read the mind of a political figure :P and that way Pushpaji is a typical politician.
The only problem I had with this book was the character of Jinni. Jinni appeared to be a mature person in the beginning of the book, but all her maturity is lost entirely when she is around Zain. Her character was too weak to suit a modern girl who was living in Mumbai. I felt the romance was a bit too cheesy for my taste ;)
I would suggest this book to everyone who wants a fun read written by an Indian author.
Source: Justbooks Library
Year of Release: 2009