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 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.
About the Author
Anuja Chauhan wrote ads for colas, chips and chocolates for seventeen years before deciding to do something healthier for a living. She now writes novels, movie screenplays, news articles and her children’s Hindi essays. Her bestselling novels the Zoya Factorand Battle for Bittora have been optioned by major Bollywood studios. She lives in Gurgaon with her husband Niret Alva, two helpers who bang the doors a lot, a Lhasa Apso who thinks he is a German Shepherd and three adolescents who give her attitude.