15 Oct Maya is pretty, young and eager to escape her middleclass home. Ranjan is handsome, driven, well born and wealthy. Their arranged. The New Bestseller From India’S Biggest Selling Novelist A Bittersweet Love Story For The Nineties It Seems Like The Perfect Match. Maya Is Pretty, Young. Second Thoughts (Shobhaa De novel) Second Thoughts is a novel by Shobhaa De. Synopsis Second Thoughts is a love story about Maya, a pretty girl who is.

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At present, she is a freelance writer and columnist for several newspapers and magazines. Shoba de is no doubt a very talented writer and I have admired her previous work but in this work she has performed below expectation.

And that’s why I give this book a three star. Click here to know more. To show how bleak arranged marriages are?

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Dec 23, Of course, the end was something that I had not anticipated. The book ds drab with basically just one storyline.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. She cannot ignore the indifferent nature of her husband. An average read portraying the husband as a strong typical Indian chauvinist. Shobha De narrates quite aptly the boring life of housewife. Showing of 1 thoights. I love her other books, I love reading her newspaper columns but I hated this one.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I read some of her work and sometimes I feel struck by the sort of ‘naming’ that is imposed on the body of her work. Maya feels stifled in her marriage, even though there is nothing violent or alarming in it. Jan 23, Janani Iyer rated it it was ok.


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September Learn how and when to remove this template message. The only highlight that I could find in the book was the last couple of sentences. Nov 24, But the marriage just drains her slowly by its mundanity, but she cannot really locate, or at least talk about her elusive, ‘unnameable’ problem. All in all, this book would help you to see how complex a woman is. This is a dark, hopeless story about arranged marriages.

I found the ending sad but this is what happens in life. She was so fascinated by the glamour of dream city ” Mumbai” where she move after her marriage with her husband who was a handsome looking man Rajan. Which translates into, only a women can be anothers women worst enemy. Second Thoughts is a love story about Maya, a pretty girl who is eager to escape her dull, middle-class home in Calcutta for the glamour of Mumbai, where she moves after marriage to Ranjan, a handsome, ambitious man who has an American university degree and a wealthy family background.

She soon finds herself trapped and stifled in an arranged marriage to a man she soon finds to be conservative, indifferent to her needs or desires, and completely devoted to his mother. Use dmy dates from August Use Indian English from August All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English Articles to be expanded from October All articles to be expanded Articles needing more viewpoints from August Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references Articles with multiple maintenance issues Pages to import images to Wikidata.


May 20, Simran Khurana rated it it was ok. Shobha de narrates quite aptly the boring life of a common Indian housemaker.

Jan 06, Samir marked it as to-read. The language is easy to the eyes. Please try again later.

Second Thoughts

Dec 29, The stage is set for a tale of betrayal, an extra-marital affair. Ishan Gupta rated it liked it Nov 23, Maya could not have hoped for better, she is told. October Learn how and when to remove this template message. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Shobhaa De herself, and the female characters in Second Thoughts have embodied this. Books are not only written to educate, they are written for leisure and even for the metamorphosis of the soul.

Sanchali rated it it was ok Jul 18, Notify me when there is a new review. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Jan 21,