Death separates Dulari from her beloved twin sister, Ujjwala. Dulari falls in love with her sister the moment she sets her eyes on her. Determined to be united with her sister, Dulari’s spirit remains on Earth. She remains as a constant companion to Ujjwala and waits for the perfect opportunity to be with her again. She hopes to be reborn as Ujjwala’s sister once again. But when she learns that Ujjwala’s mother is happy with two kids and wishes to have no more, she is heart-broken. Now Dulari’s only hope is to be reborn as Ujjwala’s daughter. Twenty-nine years have gone by. Ujjwala has struggled a lot through out her life.
Happily married, a mother of a three-year-old, everything is finally perfect in her life. She works in a good company and has worked her way up the ladder. Her colleagues respect her. Her husband, Yash, works in a cruise-company. He is away from his home and works so hard to save some money to open his own restaurant in Calcutta. Ujjwala now longs for a daughter. Everything was going as per plan and Dulari was so happy about it.
Then arrives a man from Ujjwala’s past. He is someone who knows all her secrets. Dulari is the only one who can save her sister. But in order to protect her sister, she has to give up her only dream. Will she give up her longing for life in order to save her sister?
CHARACTERS & WRITING:
I fell in love with Dulari right from the first page. She is my precious, my moon, my sun. The love she has for her sister has left me longing for a sister like her. She never leaves Ujjwala’s side. She has been like a guiding star for her. And when Vir, Ujjwala’s son, is born, Dulari loves him the same way she loves her sister. She also has moments when she loses herself, when her desire seems to overpower her love for her sister. But EVERY TIME she tries to think what’s best for Ujjwala, and ultimately it’s the love for her sister that wins.
Another character is Beral, Dulari’s spiritual sister, the cat. Beral has lived eight of her nine lives and is ready for the last one. The way she helps Ujjwala is a noble act. I really enjoyed reading about such characters. There is real warmth in Dulari & Beral. All the other characters were also well developed. Overall the author has done a great job with all the characters.
The writing is so elegant and simple. The way the author has described Calcutta, Darjeeling and other places makes me want to go on a vacation. It is written so beautifully. I fell in love with the way the author has penned down Dulari’s thoughts. The way she longs for few things breaks your heart and at the same time makes you appreciate the things you have in your life.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. I commend the author for choosing such a unique and great theme for the book. A book about sisterhood is not something I have come across that often. It is such a refreshing read. I highly, highly recommend this book.
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (15 October 2017)
- Language: English
** I received a copy of the book from the Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review**