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Second Thoughts

Second Thoughts

Shobhaa De
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The new bestseller from PBI – India’s biggest selling novelist

A bittersweet love story for the Nineties

It seems like the perfect match. Maya is pretty, young, eager to escape her dull, middle-class home in Calcutta and plunge into the whirl of Bombay, where she moves after her marriage. Ranjan, handsome, hard-driving and ambitious, has all the glamour of an American university degree and a wealthy family background. Maya is determined to be the ideal wife. Instead, she finds herself trapped and stifled by the confines of an arranged marriage to a man who, she discovers, is rigidly conservative and completely PBI – Indifferent to her desires. She begins to experience, too, the utter loneliness of a stranger in suburban Bombay.

And then she strikes up a friendship with Nikhil, her charming, college-going neighbour, and the stage is set for an explosive tale of love, betrayal and paths not taken.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Dec/2005

ISBN: 9780144000500

Length : 408 Pages

MRP : ₹350.00

Second Thoughts

Shobhaa De

The new bestseller from PBI – India’s biggest selling novelist

A bittersweet love story for the Nineties

It seems like the perfect match. Maya is pretty, young, eager to escape her dull, middle-class home in Calcutta and plunge into the whirl of Bombay, where she moves after her marriage. Ranjan, handsome, hard-driving and ambitious, has all the glamour of an American university degree and a wealthy family background. Maya is determined to be the ideal wife. Instead, she finds herself trapped and stifled by the confines of an arranged marriage to a man who, she discovers, is rigidly conservative and completely PBI – Indifferent to her desires. She begins to experience, too, the utter loneliness of a stranger in suburban Bombay.

And then she strikes up a friendship with Nikhil, her charming, college-going neighbour, and the stage is set for an explosive tale of love, betrayal and paths not taken.

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Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De's books include the bestsellers Socialite Evenings, Starry Nights and Superstar India. A widely read columnist in leading publications, she is known for her outspoken views, making her one of India's most respected opinion shapers. She lives in Mumbai with her family.

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