Radhika Mishra is a successful Chartered Accountant. she has everything that one could ask for. Yet, her heart desires for something more. Something else. something that requires unsettling the settled. an urge so strong, it forces her to put everything on stake. An endeavor so bold, that would mold her into a new being. Will she be successful or regretful? One needs to read to find out.
I would suggest that you give this book a read if you haven’t till now. And if you’re wondering why I am saying this without even giving you the review, you will know by the end.
Woman are often brought up with the notion that they could do only certain things. Some activities are not made aware to them intentionally just because they are women. We also have a say that certain things cannot be done once women get married. I understand once a woman gets married, she gets a new family, a new role to play more responsibilities; but that doesn’t or shouldn’t be stopping her from what she wanted to be.
You cannot put this book only into the fictional genre. But if you read carefully or if I put it right read it in depth, the book provides you with more of motivation and positivity to go ahead with what you wanted to be.
Radhika, the protagonist here has a well settled career, but she feels that is not what she wanted to be. A 30-year-old lady, with 8 years into marriage and having a three-year-old son, well settled suddenly taking a U turn to pursue something else is definitely a head turner.
The plot is well thought about to convey a deeper understanding or a sense of self estimation to the reader. If the reader fails to go into a deeper understanding or in depth, then this is just another ordinary book telling you the story of a woman whose married life is failing.
Radhika, here is initially portrayed to being the selfless, adjustable, sacrificing and managing all character but in the later stages works real hard to mark an identity of her own. She is a role model to all women out there, to not just shut themselves up and look after the house after marriage. We have our own dreams and the right to work hard and make them come true.
The narration is simple with lucid writing style but conveys a bold inner voice of a woman. I loved the characterization. It’s a good read, but as I said it all depends on the mindset of the reader.
Publisher: PAPER TOWNS PUBLISHERS (21 December 2018)
Writing and presentation:3.5/5
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ritiqa Pachauri is an English teacher who loves telling stories to children. Virago is her second novel after ‘The Affair’. She lives in Jaipur with her family.
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22 Replies to “Review of Virago”
This seems an interesting one. Will try reading it out.
Simple narration is what I look for in a book. Great review, will try to pick up this book.
I am really intrigued by this book….will surely give it a read..
Radhika story seems to be more like me.. Must be a good rad.. Will surely go for it
The book seems nice, will try to get my hands on it. Thanks for the review.
good review, story seems interesting and you are right we must give a read to it
Good review post. It seems interesting to read. I will try to read it out.
The image on the book itself is so attractive! I’ll have to check out this one!
Book seems like a must read
Such an interesting blog post. No woman should ever feel siloed in a particular role. Thanks for sharing your review of the book.
The book sounds interesting. Something I would love to read. Thanks for sharing a detailed review.. definitely getting one
Indeed looks like a genre I love to read, I really like your comprehensive reviews buddy
Will try and get a hold of this book, I like how interesting it seems.
The cover of the book looks quite intriguing and after reading your even the story sounds interesting,I definitely want to read this book.
The story line of this book seems quite interesting..will check out .
This is the book I really need to get my hands on right now. I’m getting this. Thanks for the review!
this looks like a perfect weekend read. have to check it up on amazon.
So it’s going to be an interesting read for me. Will read and shate my views on it soon.
I would like to add this book into my reading list. It seems to be interesting read for my weekend reading habit.
Wow that’s looks interesting, I would surely check it out
It seems to be a nice read. I’ll grab my copy soon.
Seems to be very interesting, will definitely give it a read