Chetan Bhagat has announced the title and date for his next release.
The book is called “One Indian Girl” and it will be released on October 1.
Here’s his tweet announcing the same.
First things first, this looks like a story straight out of one of the bad soap operas that adorn our TV screens these days. The mere introduction of the protagonist, Radhika will make you cringe not because she is admitting that she’s a free-willed, free-thinking individual but because Bhagat makes it looks like as if anything less is expected from an educated woman these days.
So what if she has had sex before marriage? So what if she has an opinion on everything?
Is she supposed to be an outlier? Does this make her less of an individual? Should this be glorified instead of being taken as something that people are entitled to?
Any way, given the fact that Bhagat’s books usually cater to the lowest common denominator, it fits well with his vision. It also brings about his dichotomy when it comes to his views as a social commentator vis a vis a writer.
Twitter exploded with reactions to the cheesy teaser and we have compiled some of them for your pleasure.
Bhagat has also uploaded the first chapter on his blog. Check it out!
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