Ruskin Bond’s fan never misses a chance to read his books. 😀 I have heard about this book and really wanted to buy this book. The title and book cover is really eye-catching and it finally made me buy this book. So let’s check out more about this book.
Narrated from the point of view of the writer, this book talks about Maharani of Mastipur, Neena also called as H.H. She is a flamboyant widow of Maharaja of Mastipur.
The Maharaja has its own story and the way his first wife and Maharaja dies is surprising to read.
She loves drinking and found solace in different kinds of alcohol. She is also infamous for using her lovers and discarding them. Her two sons are worthless and keep fights with her for money.
She is also a classmate of Ruskin Bond, who often disapproves her acts. Maharani’s burning love with Bolivian diplomat is excellently described by the author.
Overall she is an amazing character, with a unique passion whose charm spread across the hill. With this, there is a mystery of a nun whose appearance sends chills to the spine. Do read this book to find out!
The language is pretty simple and the narration is smooth making you finish this book in two sittings.
I really enjoyed this book. This book is adorned with the black humor which definitely makes you laugh. The serene narration of Mussoorie is worth to read. Though I’ve found this story is little bit resemble the ‘Susanna’s Seven Husbands’ but still both are a different story. The characters are well built and the way the author has written them is something worth to read. The Maharani is something amusing; a puzzled character which you can’t understand often disapproves her act but still can’t help to fall in love with her.
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