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Book Review: Gaban by Munshi Premchand – Unbearable! — December 17, 2009

Book Review: Gaban by Munshi Premchand – Unbearable!

Sorry for the long hiatus… Noobie and I had gone on a 3-week holiday to India and that was super hectic, with us shuttling from one place to another!

Now that I am back to Singapore, normal life is slowly getting restored… and my apologies for not having responded to all your wonderful comments, will do so in the earliest.

Meanwhile, I got a chance to read Gaban by Munshi Premchand, one of my fav Hindi authors and to say the least, I was truly disappointed. The book is about a confused and weak man who keeps running from all problems and his first-greedy-and-then-sensible-wife who undergoes this awesome transition.

Initially the book is interesting and keeps you hooked, but very soon you start loosing interest because of the plethora of too many characters being introduced at various stages and too many twists in the story. It becomes a very exhausting read. It should have been properly edited with irrelevant portions taken out. They truly drag the story and take the punch out of it.

In short, a book that should be avoided at all costs.

Not worth your time!