"‘The Bengal Tiger's Silent Roar’ is fast paced, easy to read in one sitting, and I would recommend it for fans of family drama."
One man’s search for marriage and happiness. ‘The Bengal Tiger's Silent Roar’ by Anil Nijhawan introduces us to Tarun, a twenty eight-year-old man who has some learning difficulties and suffers from epilepsy, but wishes for a wife and the family life his siblings and friends have. As a Hindu living in India, marriages are traditionally arranged by family members, and Tarun’s family and friends are reluctant. As he gets closer to his boss’ daughter, and falls for the married daughter of his family’s housekeeper, will Tarun overcome the obstacles he faces and find the match he’s looking for. This book explores the complexities around arranged marriages, identity, family and cultural dynamics in a relatively modern day India (it’s set in the early years of India’s independence from Britain). There’s an isolation and a loneliness to Tarun despite him being surrounded by family, his few friends and colleagues. I found him endearing and I thought that the plot was warm overall. There are cultural obstacles and plot twists that prevent Tarun from finding a wife throughout the storyline and, although I predicted the end point, the journey along the way was well-written. ‘The Bengal Tiger's Silent Roar’ is fast paced, easy to read in one sitting, and I would recommend it for fans of family drama.
Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador
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