Mira by Sudesna Ghosh

I received Mira by Sudesna Ghosh as a review copy from the author and am thankful to her for the same.

The blurb:

Mira wants freedom. She’s been stuck in a bad domestic situation for a few years but she’s finally ready to hit the restart button. When Mira begins a new life, she learns to live for herself. Things get complicated when she finds love in the most unexpected of places.

The story:

Mira was barely out of college when her parents got her married to Anuj, because her father liked the match. She has been a trophy wife for five years hiding her scars and aches behind concealers.

One day, she decides to walk out of Anuj’s home because she cannot tolerate the abuse any longer. And when she reaches her paternal home, he mother understands her plight, but she does not get any support from her father. So she has no choice but to find another shelter….

My take:

Mira is someone we have all met in our lives, at least one, though the abuse may be of a different kind, mental and not physical. And there would be many Anuj’s also, trying to dominate their wives in one way or the other.

The author has portrayed the characters in such a way that they felt realistic and their emotions true. Many of us have also gone through, “who will look after you when we are gone?”, but the way the author has shown Mira’s transformation and her inner strength in the story is just beautiful.

The language is simple and the story is not too long, can be finished in one sitting, but what the story portrays remains for a long, long time.

DISCLAIMER: I received a free e-book from the author in exchange for an honst review. I have not received any monetary compensation for the same.

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