Top critical review
3.0 out of 5 starsA book infused with copious sense of humour as it takes us through the life journey of a woman!
Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 17 January 2021
The bond that a mother and daughter share is a powerful one and women’s relationships with their mothers may just be the most important one in their lives. A mother is someone who is a role model for her daughter and is the one who teaches her how to live her life by setting an example for her by the life that she lives. At the same time, a daughter is a mother’s friend and companion – someone she can count on through good times & bad as her gender partner, & the one who can truly understand her & be there for her emotionally in a way that no man ever can. Not just that, even science has shown that the bond between mothers & daughters is the strongest types of parent-child bonds. While all parent-child bonds are built on love, the bond between mother & daughter is also built on a foundation of empathy as they can empathise more deeply with the other, making it easier for them to understand each other.
Having said that, this book is relentlessly brutal as it extrapolates this crucial aspect of the mother-daughter relationship. The story is about a 30 year old Sindhi woman Anviksha who's bold, sapio, smart, successful & everything else one seeks from life. She has everything except love. Her marriage life is broken. She has been divorced twice. She's a badass person as she isn't scared to speak her heart out about anything. Be it her life, her journey or her closest confidante 'her mother', even though her relationship with her mother Smita Punjabi is strained & far from a blissful one. By allowing us to partake the context & cater a humorous narration which is witty, funny yet honest, the author has weaved the most generous reality in terms of our everyday common lives.