Title: I am in love with suddh desi firangi
Author: Dipnanda Bhaduri Roy
Number of Pages: 221 pages
Publisher: RAINDROPS BOOKS
📚 Series: No, standalone.
📚 Genre: Young Adult Romantic Fiction
📚 Cliffhanger: No.
⚠ Content Warnings: Its freaking cute story
Jeeva is Shiva. Either as a ‘Nirakar’ (formless) entity or as the life energy in every living being, Shiva thrives in people’s consciousness. Shiva’s presence is not only felt in the chants and prayers of ascetics but also in the common man’s household, in folklores. And in the hearts of every woman who aspires to see Shiva’s virtues in their husbands. This is the love story of 25-year old Kattyayni, who saw Shiva and His various ‘Gunas’ in a man. In a firangi, to be precise. Yes, you read it right. A brown-haired, blue-eyed, pale-skinned, 6-footer firangi, born from an American father and a Spanish mother. Kattyayni, who grew up in a traditional Bengali family, has always felt fascinated about the sweet-cute-dutiful, passionate, and sometimes tragic Shiva-Parvati romance, the stories of which she has been hearing from her grandmother since the onset of adolescence. Deep in Kattyayni’s mind sits the Lord, spreading His aura throughout her conscious and subconscious mind. So when Kattyayni meets ‘Rudra’, the firangi who demonstrates a ‘shudh desi’ way of life by embracing yoga, rudraksh, dhoti, khichdi, and his beloved ‘Shiva’, Kattyayni finds a deep connection with him. This is a connection that goes beyond the level of her heart to touch her soul, to a point where love becomes totally unconditional. She sees Neelkanth, Adiyogi, and Vaidyanath in the firangi. But at the same time, she feels a deep desire to know Rudra’s actual identity. Who is Rudra? Set in the mixed cultural backdrop of Goa and flavoured with the ethnic specialties of Kolkata, this romance will surely knock at the minds of those who are in love or looking to find true, selfless love.
“You choose romance. And I will transform it into love and care.”- Dipnanda Bhaduri Roy
A cute and romantic novel from an exhilarating author, I am in love with suddh desi firangi is a page-turning and unquie story about Indian culture , values and modern lifestyle .
A Bengali girl who lost everything in her life from her meant to be fiance to CA final exam ” her career , her love ” both are past now but a Heart breaking past. Could she overcome from this trauma?
Rodney A foreign guy who is in search of his inner peace came to be in contact with yoga and Indian culture But will he ever set away from his haunting past? What is his profession? And how both of their life intertwined? Is it destiny made by Lord Shiva himself?
I absoulety love Rodney /Rudra. He is perfect with little bit of imperfections but that’s needed to make it feel real. I could picture him beside me calm and hunky dude.
I did enjoy both of the characters though, they had their flaws, both dealing with their own problems.
It was a lovely quick read, I finished it in a few hours and though I gave it a 4, its not one that I would feel the need to reread any time .
This one was of those books that actually make you happy when you read them and also throughout the book . I had a lopsided grin while , I was reading the book .
Things I don’t like
Book cover – not eye catching