Capital Coffee: Love forever @ Rajpath by Kalpana Mishra!

Here’s my take on Love Forever @Rajpath by Kalpana Mishra
Title: Love forever @ Rajpath – Approved…….. As proposed
Author: Kalpana Mishra
Place of Publication: New Delhi, India
Publisher: Shrishti Publishers and Distributors
Date of Publication: 24th February 2016
Number of pages: 222 pages
ISBN: 978-93-82665-64-9
Genre: Fiction
Cover designed by: Mr. Prateek Prakash (Ink & Graphics)
True love can blossom anywhere, in a government set-up too, and can be as permanent as the job itself. Shalini, a government employee, strongly feels that there is no point in getting married and joining the brigade of abused wives. Till she is swept off her feet by Kartik, a dynamic colleague from Bihar. Just when her faith in the system of love and marriage is rekindled and at its peak, Kartik goes missing. Her search for him reveals some dark secrets about Zabaria Shaadi still existing in Bihar, where eligible boys are abducted or forced for marriage.
A love story at its core, Love Forever @ Rajpath highlights the predicaments of a girl on the verge of losing her most precious relationship. It also reflects the inner turmoil of a young boy sandwiched between age-old traditions and his own liberated opinions. Will Shalini be able to save her relationship? Will Kartik acknowledge her efforts or will he abandon her for the sake of his family?
As a reader, every Romantic Fiction that comes to me proves somewhere relatable, influencing me, reminding of some similar instance. It is very important for an author to create that.
The story is very simple. The author has tried her best to put in emotions and at the same time making it a bit funny.
Once you go through the prologue, you get interested in knowing why is it happening as to whatever is happening. Later, you start losing a little interest because it gives you some tiredness as the problems detailed are the ones every other couple go through, okay, majority.
But but but,
Not always it happens that you get an honest, educated, jovial introvert yet extrovert guy with a dynamic and modern mindset. And not always you get your chance to be with a brave, extrovert, outgoing, loving, caring and a girl from a respectable family.
“When love finds you, Hold on!”

That’s exactly what’s been written on the front page of the review copy. That is a lesson for people who lose hope sooner.
So many of us are/were unaware of the Zabaria Shaadi still existing in the integral part of India, specially Bihar and Jharkhand. This book does impart some knowledge on that.
The editing is crisp. The vocabulary used isn’t difficult even for a debutant reader and that is a plus point considering the badly edited published books in the market.
The book cover does justice to the title but vibrant colours would have made it more attractive.
The title holds importance only because of their meeting spot, Rajpath.
Cover rating: 4/5
Editing: 4.8/5
Title rating: 4/5
Storyline: 3.5/5
Overall ratings: 3.5/5
Shivani Shah

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