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Book Review: Vrinda Tulsi by Manglesh Mangli

Have you come across a riveting clean Hindi rollercoaster drama love story with unpredictable climax and ending? If not, it is time to pick up this Hindi romance novel ‘Vrinda Tulsi’ written by Manglesh Mangli, the writer from Punjab. The novel’s story is placed in North India, as most of the events occur during chilling winter, and the way brumal evenings and cozy silent hustle bustle of the cold days is portrayed, it didn’t take me much time to conclude that we are in North India with the beautiful characters of the novel.

Manglesh’s poetic prose connects the dots from past to present and nudges the story to its full tempo of emotions, melancholy, romance, bliss of youth, and tragedies and so on. The story features Kabir, Tulsi, and Vrinda. In the enchanting era of 1990s, Kabir and Tulsi are the epitome of beauty in their college. Slowly but eventually after a few hiccups of inhibition and crossing the barriers of society, they fall for each other. In love they are – planned marriage and everything together.

Much part of the novel is dedicated to their uncontaminated feelings of love and how they discover each other in pure bliss of undefiled glory of love. For those who have had love story to tell from their college days, can look forward to revive their memories, and they will be able to relate better. Bringing of the college life in full gusto, with vivid activities is just an impressive thing to observe as the story chugs ahead.

Finally, as we have seen in the movies, a true love story needs to stand the test of fate. The beautiful duo of Kabir and Tulsi are separated by an untoward accident. What next? What about their promise of spending life together? After many years as Kabir is a teacher in his alma matter college, he stumbles upon Vrinda or vice versa. Vrinda in all aspects is Tulsi…but how does that possible? Even if she is born again, can their love come flooding back? How they will unite – this proposition will keep you hooked till end and the way Kabir’s character is intriguing that go through the test of fate many a time. He is the lead one, yet the story becomes complete when Tulsi and Vrinda remain in the backdrop like banter. For Hindi readers, looking to have a solid and well-written romance with many entertaining aspects can definitely pick it up.

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