Saturday, 3 June 2017

The Fragrance of Rose by Chirajit Paul - Book Review

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The Fragrance of Rose - Book Cover

"An interesting story of a woman who never gave up inspite of the troubles life threw at her!"



Book Name- The Fragrance of Rose 

Author- Chirajit Paul 

Publisher- Srishti Publishers and Distributors 

Price- Rs. 195 

Blurb- 

Rinita Bose is an ordinary middle class girl with extraordinary beauty and unmatched aspirations. While chasing her dreams, she comes face to face with harsh realities. That's how she learns the valuable lesson – what most men really want. In a twist of fate, she picks up enmity with a powerful man and flees the city. She switches careers and hides her identity behind the garb of Rose to make a place in Bollywood. She earns money, fame, adulation and success. But love eludes her. She witnesses the darkness of life in a drunkard father, a lecherous boss, a scheming producer and a friend who wants to take advantage. But then there are those that she can rely on in the worst of situations, her friends from childhood who stand by her through thick and thin. Those who don't judge her; just love her unconditionally. Will Rinita be able to find the love she craves for? Or will she be mercilessly crushed for The Fragrance of Rose. 

Story in a nutshell- 

The Fragrance of Rose is story of a young girl, Rinita. Every girl, at one point of time in her life, dreams of becoming an actress when she grows up. Rinita too dreams of becoming one during hee childhood. A dream becomes a reality when you work towards making it real. Owing to her average performance at academics, Rinita realises that she would not be able to excel in studies way too early. Her friend, Chaitali studies well and secures herself a place in journalism field. Time flies and Rinita gets an offer from Chaital's boss, Arindam. Being average in studies with no qualifications, Rinita realises that it was once in a lifetime opportunity and takes it up. She doesn't realise that the mistake she commits. Over time, Rinita falls in love with Arindam who breaks her heart without a second thought. What does Rinita do to save her heart from breaking? How does Rinita become Rose? Does she fall in love again? 

Review-

The Fragrance of Rose - the title of the book is beautiful and so is the cover. The cover, the title and the blurb go well with the story. The story is a simple one, devoid of any masala that is found in most of novels these days. It is the one which will remain in your mind for few days once you complete reading it. The story is plotted well and the incidents have been rightly placed. It is this correct placing that makes this book a smooth read. There aren't any chances of getting the reader confused at any point of time during the read. The characters in the story are many. The protagonist, Rinita is a lady of substance. She is mentally strong and fights each and every difficult situation with determination and patience. She is strong willed and doesn't give up easily. I believe every girl should have determination like that of Rinita. The other characters play a vital role in Rinita's life. Her friends are really supportive. The narration is in third person narrative. The simple narration and lucid language makes this book an engaging read. You will be hooked on to this book once you start reading it. Rinita's story will not let you live at peace. You will be craving to read it. Rinita makes a lot of sacrifices which gives her bad name. A virtuous girl will never let a stranger touch her. Rinita was helpless which made her take some decisions against her morale. I believe that it were these situations that made her what she was. I feel compassion for her. She is a real hero in my eyes. 

Likes- 
  • Rinita's never-give-up attitude. 
  • Mahesh's undying love for Rinita. 

I rate: 
Cover: 3/5 
Characters: 3.5/5 
Story: 4/5 

I rate 'The Fragrance of Rose' with 4/5 stars.

Read Rinita's story. Buy the book on Amazon.

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