Untold Love Stories from India By Khushwant Singh – Book Review

Rating: 5/5

Untold Love Stories from India by Khushwant Singh is a collection of 13 love stories from across India. How is this book different from any other love story? This book is unique because these stories are real, raw, unheard of and hence aptly titled ‘Untold Love Stories from India’.

The author has comprised this beautiful collection with handpicked stories from all across the county. Stories that are as enigmatic as the love stories of Heer-Ranjha, Laila-Majnu,  and Romeo-Juliet. These are stories that speak of the love of a common man, no thrills or fanfare attached but still have the power to touch the depths of your heart.

Stories in this book speak of love from pre-independence era to modern India, stories that step over the boundaries of religion, the hierarchy of the rich and the poor, the educated and uneducated class.

The first story of Ganga Singh and Naazir khan is pure love. This story lays the best foundation for the book. It prepares the readers for the beautiful journey ahead. The story of Rukhsana and Dayaram is a tale personal to the author. The story of Rosy and Satya Singh is like a saga straight out of a movie. The climax of the story of Sapna and Mukesh shall leave you silenced.

The stories are sad and heart-wrenching. They have the power to warm your hearts like a blanket. The author has done complete justice to the book by providing the right amount of detailing to each story. Every story is different from the other. The emotions are beautifully expressed.

This is one of the most beautiful books I have read. It is perfect for a quick read. If you love to read romance, then it is a must read for you. If you do not like this genre, trust me you shall still enjoy this book.

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