By Chetan Bhagat
Love marriages all over the world are uncomplicated. Boy loves lady. woman loves boy. They get married.
In India, there are a number of extra steps. Boy loves lady. lady loves boy. Girl’s kinfolk has to like boy. Boy’s relatives has to like lady. Girl’s kin has to like boy’s family members. Boy’s kin has to like girl’s relatives. lady and boy nonetheless love one another. They get married.
Welcome to two States, the tale of Krish and Ananya, who're from various states of India, deeply in love with one another, and who are looking to get married. in fact, their mom and dad don’t agree. to transform their love tale right into a love marriage, the couple have a tricky conflict sooner than them—for you'll be able to struggle and insurgent, yet tougher through a ways to persuade. Will they make it?
From the bestselling writer Chetan Bhagat comes one other witty story approximately inter-community marriages in glossy India.
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