The Wedding Wallah by Farahad Zama

The Wedding Wallah by Farahad Zama

Mr Ali’s “Marriage Bureau for the Rich People” is doing good business and he has clients from far and near. Mrs Ali’s has a very true to life relationship with her neighbours. Rehman falls in love with Usha, his journalist friend.

Pari has adopted a little boy, Vasu and is now working full time at a call centre. She is lives opposite the Ali household. She receives a proposal from a rich, handsome man, Dilawar, whose family is desperate for him to marry her. He is also being pushed by his mother to marry her.

Aruna is still working with Mr Ali, is happily married and planning to go on a vacation with her husband. On a family errand to a village, they meet Rehman and Dilawar.

Though, this book still has its roots in Vizag, it reflects on the modern side of India- Call Centres, homosexuality, McDonalds, Cosmopolitan Mumbai, Maoist insurgency and single motherhood. The naxalite part of the story gave me goosebumps.

Overall, an enjoyable read.

Book Source: Bought

Publisher: Abacus

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