Title : Tamanna
Author : Tejeshwar Singh
Pages : 247
Publisher : Fingerprint Publication
Genre : Fiction
Cover : 4/5
Story : 4/5
Characterization : 4/5
Writing Style & Narration : 4/5
Presentation : 4/5
Overall : 4/5
True love is like a permanent state of madness, one that makes us end up doing things we always thought ourselves incapable of. The same happened with Delhi-based Arjun Singh. As a teenager, he made fun of romantic movies and love songs. Even when he got married, he only gradually fell in love with his wife—their love was mature and pure and had none of the madness that love stories are made of. But his story only begins here . . . One day at a party, he meets Tamanna, who looks breathtaking beside her overweight and pompous husband. Her arrival turns Arjun’s life around. He does everything love-struck teenagers are known to do—from writing poetry and letters to checking his phone every few minutes. He pines, he sings, he cries, he obsesses, he hyperventilates, he regrets, he scolds himself, he broods, he dreams, and he loves—truly and helplessly. And as time passes, the gradual revelation of Tamanna’s maturity, her thoughtfulness, and her witty personality leave Arjun completely awestruck. But his is not a usual love story, for he is married, and so is she. Heartbreaking and inspired by the author’s life story, Tamanna is a journey through a man’s heart, exploring, as it does, how it is possible to love more than one person at the same time, and how love heeds no reason and no boundaries.
‘The only thing which can’t be defined in the limits of words in this world is love and if you can define, you never have fallen in love.’ I was the firm believer of this statement but after reading Tamanna, my perception has changed.
The writing style of author convinces you to remember the one you love and feel every word that the protagonist Arjun is thinking aloud. Extra-Marital affair can’t be justified in any terms but same is with this heart, you can’t justify your love towards anyone. Arjun who is happily married with Sangini, meets Tamanna at some function and fell in love with her. Tamanna is also a married woman and is having a child as well. Arjun keeps on fighting his heart but keeps on losing the battle. Storyline of the book is gripping and writing style is convincing because the author has poured his heart over the papers.
The best thing to read about the book is the struggle of Arjun’s heart and brain. What he thinks, he never speaks. Another thing was the character of Babbu, Arjun’s friend. For me, he stands tall in the whole storyline. I enjoyed reading him.
Now coming to some technical points. Yes, the book falls flat for those who read the book on the technical terms. First half of the book is slow but moves pretty swiftly but this slow pace compensates with the second half of the book and specially the climax. It leaves you dumbstruck for a moment. I was unable to write the review just after completing the book because I was lost in the world of the characters of the book. It was difficult to come back to reality.
Overall, the storyline is unique, writing style is gripping; emotional quotient of the book is high and on my personal opinion, this is the book that every ‘Lover’ should read.