AUTHOR- SHIKHA KAUL
PUBLISHER: GARGI PUBLICATION
Aisha is trapped in her own secret which makes her life hell. Her love for Raghav is true. But hailing from two very different cultures is the basis of their continued friction. Aisha is a Punjabi girl from Gurgaon and Raghav a Bihari from Ranchi. Raghavs family will certainly not accept a girl from outside their community. And yet, he continues giving her false hopes through his efforts and promises. And then they take a step which entangles her life further. Will she manage to come out of this quandary or must she continue to live in her self-created web? Explore her journey that makes her realise the atrocities being committed on women in the Indian society and the tough decisions she must take, keeping her most loved ones oblivious to everything happening in her life.
Shikha Kauls fiction HIDDEN HUSBAND puts you into a pool of secrets, thrills and mystery from where you cant come out even if you turn over the last page of the book. The tangling words it was 12:13 pm dips you into the world of secrets which keeps pinching you as it is said , SOME SECRETS NEVER LEAVE YOU.
The prologue of the story begins very ordinarily with Aisha who is desperate in maintaining her competing and racing life along with her entangled relationships. The story begins with, It had become a perfunctionary fashion for me to stretch the hours of at office. The story takes a turn when the author introduces Raghav with a taste of enthrallment, Hi Raghav. I am Aisha. Can I see your CV please?
Soon they start working together and fall in love. Here the author portrays the typical Indian family where even we fall in love our family doesnt accepts it. And to us family and relationship both matters equally. So what to do?
Though Alisha manages to convince her family but the problem still prevailed with Raghavs family. They tried everything but ultimately or rather SECRECTLY decided to marry each other.
The readers must be thinking so this is why the book is named HIDDEN HUSBAND. But no, something still waits for Aisha from his husbands side. Something which is tragic and dark.
Aishas husband discloses his secrets in front of the gloomy society that will never leave you.
It was a mind blowing plot and very well crafted. From the very beginning till the end it will keep your sense tickling.
But I felt a bit disappointed with the character and the way of screen playing Raghav in the novel. He was such a major thrilling element of the plot and yet he had a very less part to play in the novel as compared to Aisha. May be because he is kept hidden as the title of the book suggests(
If I be very precise, I would rate the book 43/50.
4.3 stars out of 5 🙂
Here goes the detail:-
1. Originality of the plot-9/10
2. Net emotions in the plot- 8/10
3. Usage of words and phrases- 9/10
4. Possible interpretations of the plot- 8/10
5. The net impact- 9/10
Overall the novel deserves a read and congratulation to the author for brinh=ging in such a wonderful crafted plot(
SAYAN BASAK 2nd YEAR B.tech
UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA