Is it possible to be romantically in love with two people at the same time? Probably not. Anyway, this book is about how Sujay, the protagonist of the story, is in ‘love’ with both- the chirpy Gunjan and the simple, quiet Jyoti. The author, as stated in an interview, accounts a lot of the story, from his personal experiences. The novel takes you on a trip to a teenager’s life who is brought up in an orthodox and conservative Indian family. His relationship with his parents, and other members of the family, are portrayed well.
However, the sudden switching of events makes it a little difficult to be understood by readers. With fluency in English and better narrative skills, it might have been more reader-friendly. It is a light read, and fails to leave a long-lasting impact on the readers.
Blurb Of The Book:
“Can you really be in love with two people at the same time? 17-year-old, Punekar Sujay is a simple, religious guy who belongs to a family for whom prestige and one’s image in the society are of utmost importance. For his orthodox family, concepts like love, attraction and (god forbid!) girlfriends do not exist; there are only arranged marriages because your family knows best. And so all his life, Sujay has believed that love doesn’t strike you as a teenager. But when an unusual misfortune brings spunky and quirky Gunjan into Sujay’s life, he has no idea how amazingly complicated his life is going to get; because his mother has already promised him to be wed to the sundar and susheel Jyoti. Every time Sujay tries to make a decision, he can’t, because he really is in love with both Gunjan and Jyoti. And that is not how life functions – certainly not his family. Will he be able to get out of this mess? Or will the mess really take over his life? Only time can tell. Bachelor’$ Marriage is a story about love, friendship, family and what it means to really grow up.”