DiscriptionAuthor : Chetan BhagatGenre(s) : FictionPublisher : Rupa and CoPublication date : 8 October 2009Pages : 269Price : Rs 95
Chetan BhagatBorn on 22nd April 1974Brought up in New Delhi in a punjabi familyStudied in IIT and IIMCame up with 4 best-sellers until now
Writing Styles and AchivementsSimple with Vivid Story TellingAll his Books have a numbers in his Title“The best selling English language novelist in India’s history”.He writes Op-ed Coloums for news papersHe quitted his banking career in 2009
What is 2 States about?It’s a story of inter-state marriage in India.Love story of a Punjabi guy Krish, and a Tamil Brahmin girl AnanyaMarriage of paranthas and idlis, paneer and coconut.
First Meeting in IIM-AhmedabadThey become friends in a few days and decide to study together every nightFall in loveLife is great for them until their families meet each other.
The twist in the tale is, they want to marry with their parentsThe meeting of two families on the convocation day at the college, sets the drama into motionRest of the story is about how youngistan fights oldistan to get the approval for marriage.
What I learned From 2 States?Though the premise is most realistic, it draws your attention to cultural differences in diverse India. How love is at mercy of societal, familial norms. And how a man eternally finds himself torn between his girlfriend/wife and mother
Humor is one of the best things in this book. Loaded with some really good similes and metaphors.If you are a Chetan Bhagat’s fan, you will enjoy this book more than his previous book, Three mistakes of my life.