Friends from College, the latest novel by Devapriya Roy, was published as a serialised fiction in The Telegraph for almost a year before it took its book format and published by @westland_books
If you are a Bengali and you live in Calcutta (I hate telling Kolkata), then you can very much feel nostalgic while reading this humour- and wit-filled novel with a true-blue Bengali flavour of large families, marriages, college crush, friendship and lots of love.
The novel is about Lata Ghosh (previously Charulata) who comes from London to her home city for her cousin's marriage and how she meets her college mates, among them a failed love story, wrong marriage, and beautiful family hate-love relationship put in a proper masala style with right amount of drama and romance.
My favourite character in this book is Pixie, a nine-year-old intelligent girl who has come to Jampot aka Jamshedpur after her parents shift to India from the UK.
A one-time breezy read with good laughter quotient and lucid writing.
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