Those Pricey Thakur Girls

Those Pricey Thakur Girls

Anuja Chauhan / Apr 22, 2019

Those Pricey Thakur Girls In a sprawling bungalow on New Delhi s posh Hailey Road Justice Laxmi Narayan Thakur and his wife Mamta spend their days watching anxiously over their five beautiful but troublesome alphabetically na

  • Title: Those Pricey Thakur Girls
  • Author: Anuja Chauhan
  • ISBN: 9789350296028
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a sprawling bungalow on New Delhi s posh Hailey Road, Justice Laxmi Narayan Thakur and his wife Mamta spend their days watching anxiously over their five beautiful but troublesome alphabetically named daughters Anjini, married but an incorrigible flirt Binodini, very worried about her children s hissa in the family property Chandrakanta, who eloped with a foreignerIn a sprawling bungalow on New Delhi s posh Hailey Road, Justice Laxmi Narayan Thakur and his wife Mamta spend their days watching anxiously over their five beautiful but troublesome alphabetically named daughters Anjini, married but an incorrigible flirt Binodini, very worried about her children s hissa in the family property Chandrakanta, who eloped with a foreigner on the eve of her wedding Eshwari, who is just a little too popular at Modern School, Barakhamba Road and the Judge s favourite though fathers shouldn t have favourites the quietly fiery Debjani, champion of all the stray animals on Hailey Road, who reads the English news on DD and clashes constantly with crusading journalist Dylan Singh Shekhawat, he of shining professional credentials but tarnished personal reputation, crushingly dismissive of her state sponsored propaganda, but always seeking her out with half sarcastic, half intrigued dark eyes Spot on funny and toe curlingly sexy, Those Pricey Thakur Girls is rom com specialist Anuja Chauhan writing at her sparkling best.

    Those Pricey Thakur Girls by Anuja Chauhan Jan , Community Reviews Those Pricey Thakur Girls is not chick lit, well not at least according to me It is fiction, popular fiction if anything else It is also Jane Austen in Delhi, or rather hints and traces of Pride and Prejudice in Delhi in the s and just by Anuja Chauhan Her third book, Those Pricey Thakur Girls, set in pre liberalization India, was released in January and is the first in a series of novels about the Thakurs of Hailey Road, an upper middle class Rajput family of five alphabetically named sisters. Those Pricey Thakur Girls Anuja Chauhan Those Pricey Thakur Girls Anuja Chauhan on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The new novel from the bestselling author of The Zoya Factor and Battle for Bittora In a sprawling bungalow on New Delhi s posh Hailey Road PDF Those Pricey Thakur Girls Book by Anuja Chauhan Those Pricey Thakur Girls is not chick lit, well not at least according to me It is fiction, popular fiction if anything else It is also Jane Austen in Delhi, or rather hints and traces of Pride and Prejudice in Delhi in the s and just by that you should know that it is a romp of a read. Book review of Anuja Chauhan s Those Pricey Thakur Girls Anuja Chauhan s Those Pricey Thakur Girls sure has echoes of Jane Austen, though I d prefer Georgette Heyer since the heroine Debjani who loves dogs, has a soft heart for losers and debuts as a newsreader is actually very Georgette Heyer. Book Review Those Pricey Thakur Girls by Anuja Chauhan Those Pricey Thakur Girls by Anuja Chauhan is drama packed tale of five daughters named alphabetically Since all the lead characters of the novel are women streaks of Those Pricey Thakur Girls Audiobooks Listen to the Full Those Pricey Thakur Girls Publisher s Summary The new novel from the bestselling author of The Zoya Factor and Battle for Bittora In a sprawling bungalow on New Delhi s posh Hailey Road, Justice Laxmi Narayan Thakur and his wife, Mamta, spend their days watching anxiously over their five beautiful but troublesome alphabetically named daughters. Those Pricey Thakur Girls by Anuja Chauhan eBay See Those Pricey Thakur Girls by Anuja Chauhan Pa Email to friends Share on Facebook opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest opens in a new window or tab Book Review Those Pricey Thakur Girls by Anuja Chauhan Publisher Harper Collins India Cast firmly in the Romantic Comedy genre, Anuja Chauhan s latest release Those Pricey Thakur Girls is steeped in Delhi life. Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls How you turn a brilliant novel Simply put, Those Pricey Thakur Girls is a fabulous read But not what you would think would appeal to Hindi primetime TV audiences, which seems to love programmes about child widows, children in captivity, mothers in law and extended families.

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        Anuja Chauhan is an Indian author and advertiser She worked in the advertising agency, JWT India, for over 17 years She has written 3 novels, The Zoya Factor 2008 , Battle For Bittora October 2010 and Those Pricey Thakur Girls January 2013 All three books are romances.


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    1. So I have come across a lot of book reviewers (even professional ones) describing this as a modern Indian retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Now after blazing through a good many number of pages, I realize how blasphemous and inappropriate this comparison is.The purported Indian Mr Darcy, Dylan Singh Shekhawat, is an investigative editor who has the gall to refer to a news reader of the 80s as a 'maal' (derogatory hindi word used to describe sexually attractive women in everyday parlance) in an o [...]


    2. I do not read popular fiction or any book that is categorized as chick-lit. I am wary of them, because there are dime a dozen of them, sprouting like crazy in the country. I try not to read them or take any requests for reviewing them. However, this time round I decided to read something that was written in a lighter vein and picked up, “Those Thakur Girls” by Anuja Chauhan and I can only say that I have never laughed this hard while reading a book. This book came as a much needed break from [...]


    3. So last night, I finished reading Anuja Chauhan’s latest book — Those Pricey Thakur Girls. It was infinitely better than Battle For Bittora, but couldn’t recreate that amazing post The Zoya Factorwarm feeling. Chauhan once again manages to capture the nuances of everyday ‘colourful’ people very insightfully — the Parsi receptionist, the fame-hungry eye-witness, the ‘stud’ naval officer. But sometimes it just felt like Chauhan was really stuffing the book like a turkey — you bar [...]


    4. 4.5 starsThis book was like a manna from heaven, when I was feeling a bit down and current reads were not helping. Almost Woodhousian in humor (though a bit cruder), I thoroughly enjoyed the antics of the sisters (5 in no. named alphabetically from A to E, though C was missing as she had eloped with a foreigner). Debjani was the star of the book, Eshu and Anjini in supporting roles, Dylan provided the stud element and Steesh (Satish) and Gullu bhaiyya, the fun factoms. I also will remember Bhude [...]


    5. I usually don't read rom-coms. Indian authors, even less. But this one hit the spot.The characters come in various shades of grey, each one quirkier than the other. The lead characters have a depth that I always assumed such books would lack. There were countless moments when i actually burst out laughing. From the snobbish Modernites to incorrigible Columbans; from the interesting battle of wits to weak-in-the-knees, butterflies in the stomach mushy moments; from the tongue-in-cheek humor to di [...]


    6. Well I managed to finish it, and given my history of abandoning chick lit in between, it is good going. Anuja Chauhan's Pride and Prejudice inspired rom com is refreshing and doesn’t strike one false cord, until it does and starts sliding off the rail following pretentious and unbelievable storylines. To give credit where it is due, this book did induce laugh out loud moments, and had me rooting for characters. The ending left much to be desired, but I can never forget the “PUSH KAR” and B [...]


    7. Anuja Chauhan has a gift for creating hot leading men in her books! This was an easy breezy read. It had some factual errors about life in the late 80s, but those can be ignored, I guess. Read if you enjoy crazy families, hot dudes and laugh out loud funny incidents.


    8. Oh, why can't all chick-lit be like this?Anuja Chauhan writes a breathtakingly fresh and uproariously funny novel, full of delightful and tender moments of romance between Debjani, the champion-of-losers protagonist and Dylan, the cynical, hot and intelligent love interest.The novel reminds one of Pride and Prejudice at times, especially the fact that there were 5 Thakur girls, and also that Dylan is so much like Mr. Darcy. (Fangirl swoon). But, after reading one too many vapid modern Indian nov [...]


    9. 4½ Hilarious Stars!!: ★★★★½In this story beginning at a magnificent bungalow in the posh Hailey Road, we meet the Thakur family. Justice Laxmi Thakur and Mrs. Mamta Thakur have five, alphabetically named daughters and also believe in marrying them off with a boy of the same name. Anjini, the eldest daughter is married to a great husband but has come to stay at her father's house for a short 'trip'. Binodini, the second daughter has two twins and a businessman husband, who's always aski [...]


    10. Set in the Eighties , this book brought about a lot of memories . Our first TV , the chitrahar days and ofcourse the evening news when the whole family would be huddled in front of the TV .Wickedly funny , with a whole lot of Delhiisms thrown in , this book takes a look at the Indian family scene with a lot of affection and good humor . There's the philandering chacha , the victimized chachi , the beti who slaps a case against her own father , the stepson who cannot help but have a crush on his [...]


    11. When does repetitive recollections in the form of people, places, popular tv, food etc from an earlier era cease to be merely an attempt to lend colour to the setting or necessary and become, instead, cynical attempts to trigger fond nostalgia based feelings ? I do not know. Anuja peppers her story with constant reminders of the 80s - from Nirulas to postman oil to DD and its theme music to ambassador cars, friendly Sardar shopkeepers and many many more. After yet another unnecessary mention of [...]


    12. 3.75 starsAnuja Chauhan delivers another winner with this Humlog meets Hollywood style chick flick set in the salubrious environs of New Delhi’s Hailey Road in the eighties. The back blurb carefully calls it a ‘romcom’ distancing it from the slightly pejorative ‘chicklit’ descriptor. It’s a distinction that matters – it allows for a heroine who is sweet and good natured and called Dabbu and who mercifully doesn’t drip attitude. And more importantly it allows her to come accessori [...]


    13. Loved loved loved the book and blame it completely for doing absolutely nothing (laundry, cleaning cooking, unpacking - all much needed) yesterday. Picked it up in Delhi airport just because the title reminded me of how we used to talk. Bengali market and vicinity, kirana shop, Mohan Singh place tailor who stitched wrangler and levis and Doordarshan(newsreader with white rose behind her ear and I think there was one with a mole on her chin, Aap aur Hum and the scary logo and music) and really I [...]


    14. By Anuja Chauhan, Grade AI love Anuja Chauhan. I adore her characters, admire her wit and try to imitate the ease in her writing. No Indian writer in the genre can come beat her in this game, not even the famed Advaita Kala. She is the Helen Fielding of the East, the Carrie Bradshaw of India. And while both Zoya Factor and Battle for Bittora had their share of flaws, Those Pricey Thakur Girls is perfect, right from the blurb where our discipline loving Bau ji names his five daughters alphabetica [...]


    15. I had zero expectations from this book. But it exceeded my non existant expectations. Even though the pride and prejudice retelling didnt work, the anti sikh riot backdrop of the book did. Overall the characters all had unique voices. Devjani is perhaps my least favorite of these pricey sisters. But then I disliked Liz Benett as well. Eshu is probably the least annoying. The story set out to entertain , while staying true to the eighties political situation. It managed to do that. Not a bad read [...]


    16. Set in the eighties, Those Pricey Thakur Girls is the tale of the five beautiful (albeit chaotic) daughters of retd. Justice Laxmi Narayan Thakur as they flit in and out of their bungalow on Delhi’s prestigious Hailey Road. More precisely, the story revolves around the fourth daughter Debjani (Dabbu): the lover of losers, the messiah of stray dogs and the bearer of an Aruna Iraniesque mole on her chinny-chin chin.Dabbu has just landed the much coveted job of newsreader at Desh Darpan (DD), the [...]


    17. 2.5, if permitted half ratings. After reading a quiet and placid laugh riot by PG Wodehouse, picking up Those Pricey Thakur Girls was like throwing a stone amid a gathering of crows. The book is loud and unrestrained, full of Indian middle class jokes, and it took me a few pages to get a grip on it. I constantly wanted to correct supta vastha to supta avastha and it was annoying that I kept reading about BJ without knowing who that was until a few pages into the book. The plot was so filmy and [...]


    18. This book was a total 'Anuja-Chauhan's-standard' book. I loved it! It totally stood up to my expectations and had much more than foolish 5-sisters-going-crazy things. It had fun, seriousness, love, detest and what is more, all the characters (believe me, there were so many) were the protagonists. There was an equal emphasis on each one of them. This book deserves a full five stars but I gave it four because I just realised that I can't give five stars to EVERY book that I read. It would look a l [...]


    19. This is a well written book with witty and humorous moments all over it.Well fleshed out and fully developed characters compliment the simple yet charming setting of the book. The plot is pretty much straightforward and predictable but that doesn't really take away much from the pleasure of reading this book.Thoroughly enjoyable.


    20. It's been a while since I've laughed so much while reading a book. Though the intermixing of languages was a tad jarring, I'll say what started out as a filler read for me turned out to be more promising indeed!


    21. ‘Those Pricey Thakur Girls’ is the latest book by Anuja Chauhan. She was speaking about it on the Radio One and I was checking out her profile on my phone. I thought I’ll order her books, but then there were already six books that were lined up for me to read, I thought, I’ll read it once I finish with them. Then came the Flipkart 50% sale, I bought it and now, those six books wait while I read it, just like the trains, “last in, first out”. I must thank my friend Shweta for it.The s [...]


    22. The cover of Those Pricey Thakur Girls by Anuja Chauhan proclaims her to be the only author of popular Indian fiction worth reading. Now, I usually steer clear of populist Indian fiction for the simple reason that they are usually so bad that I can actually feel my intellect going down while reading these books. But this was a highly recommended read from two of my friends so I thought to take a plunge with this one and I was definitely not disappointed.This book follows an extremely quirky, com [...]


    23. Anuja Chauhan is every thing a chic-lit is known for - vivaciousness, tongue in cheek humour, smart Alec characters, girlie heart aches and makes, all the swooning, flirting, match making, etc, etc you get the gist. You will find stark similarities to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice - 1) five daughters to be married 2) Ms Elizabeth, the second prettiest daughter who doesn't want to settle for the obvious3) Mr Darcy kind of macho yet sensitive hero, who falls head over heels in love 4) string o [...]


    24. I'm usually indifferent to puppies, kittens and toddlers. So when a guest got her kitten along to my house one day, I was not too excited. I tried to pretend she wasn't there while keeping a wary eye on her. But that changed when the feline plopped down right in front of me and started playing with my flimsy door mat. I surreptitiously rolled my eyes a few times while everyone oohed and aahed at her. But then I was drawn in, reeled in like a boot caught on a hook, against my will. I forgot about [...]


    25. MIXED EMOTIONSBuying this book was an extraordinary affair. This book being my first read after a 4 month exile without novels. Thanks to my class 12 boards Anuja Chauhan is one of my favorites writer. What with the fabulously awesome Zoya Factor and BFB. So naturally, the expectations from this particular novel were very high. But, unfortunately, It didnt really make my "Toes Curl". There were some incidents at which I would go "Awww" or would laugh hysterically. But the characters other than t [...]


    26. If you grew up in pre-economic-reforms India you will relate to this book. Big time. Anuja Chauhan takes you back to those black-and-white days when Doordarshan was the only TV channel in India (she calls it DeshDarpan in her book) and the entire country tuned in to watch the DD News at 9 pm to gaze at the poised Salma Sultan who read the news with a rose tucked strategically under one ear. (The heroine of the book has been modeled on SS). You will enjoy the Delhi colloquialisms, the references [...]


    27. I had very low expectations when I picked this book, prolly because my previous encounters with Indian Author books haven't been very pleasant. But this book caught me by surprise. I connected with the characters, was absorbed into their stories, their feelings, their lives. There was melodrama in some parts, but, all in all, it was a nice read. My vocabulary grew with each passing chapter and there was a desi (Indian) touch to it that I immensely enjoyed. The sub-plot was intriguing too.Also, I [...]


    28. Humorous, Romantic and well written.Dylan and Debjani are well etched. All the other characters have their own distinct nuances and stay true to it throughout the book. The romance is written subtly yet deep at the character level . Those who don't know Hindi might miss out on half the jokes in this, though.But the thing is, some things lose the charm when you attempt to translate it into English. I absolutely loved it. Looking forward to read the sequel to this book.


    29. What a bloody brilliant book! A witty and funny novel that transported me to the glorious eighties :) Dylan , you are definitely the Indian version of Mr Darcy. Debjani , you reminded me of Jo from The Little women. Every single character is relateable and quirky and loony (in a nice way, though). Chachiji , you rocked with your ramblings of Pushkarni and Hot-Dulari. The Push-kar-ni joke itself was just fab! I am waiting to devour The Zoya factor next. What a lovely start to the year ! :)


    30. After reading Difficult Daughters, I picked this one up :) What a sea change! Sassy and fun. I read it in one go and it wasn't because the book itself was well-written or great, but quite liked the irreverent tone of the author. Almost like saying, eff you, intellectuals, I will write a fun book with intelligent people. Like normal people. Not prodigies or duds, but regular people :)Filmy, yes, but quite the quick read and hilarious in parts.


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