an Incurable Insanity
Her heart fluttered when she heard the sound of the key turn in the lock. She quickly adjusted her maroon silk sari with the yellow border, the one that had caught his eye, and waited eagerly for his footsteps. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven... Yes, exactly seven steps before he stopped, hesitated for a few moments, then removed his shoes one by one and arranged them neatly side by side on the shoe rack. She smiled. He had been mindful of taking his shoes off every day now. "I am not used to it, but I will if you want me to. It's probably a good thing to do anyway." As he settled down, he would pick up the TV remote and, without looking at her, would say in his smooth baritone, "So how did you spend your day, anything interesting?" Shaan Ahuja found himself bowing to tradition and agreeing to an arranged marriage to the beautiful Ruhi Sharma. He went through the motions but had no intention of carrying through on his vows. His last foray into matters of the heart with an American girl had left him scarred and unwilling to try again. Thoroughly disillusioned and disgruntled he wasted no time in making his intentions clear to Ruhi on their wedding night. But, he was completely unprepared for what his new wife had in mind.
“Admit it boy, the harder you try the worse it gets. Love is indeed limitless.”
“An Incurable Insanity” by Mrs Rao, depicts the life of an Indian girl who has arranged marriage and the values she has to uphold after the marriage. It’s a typical Indian love story and has its way of emotions and feelings as is India known by for the love it has for its loved ones.
The story introduces two lead characters Mr Shaan Ahuja (Mr. Grey) and Mrs Ruhi Sharma(Mrs Bee) and their married life. Things turned upside down for Ruhi when she confronts to the truth of Shaan, to which she responds.
She laughed. “That’s easy for you to say. You are a man! But
in this society, a woman rejected after marriage is like a pariah.
All the men who at one time used to flock around me would not
even consider looking at me again.” Smiling wryly, she continued,
“Besides, what about my parents, their dreams? What about all
that my father had to go through to get the best possible match
for his only daughter?”
Shaan closed his eyes…He hadn’t realized, but things were
much more complicated than he had imagined.
The story has all the mixed and raw emotions of a girl after being rejected quite surprisingly after her marriage. The emotions of love anger, anxiety, the longing for each other and the consequences they have to face, unfolds as the story moves from its first page to the last.
The subconscious mind thoughts in the story, that wouldn’t have been said instead, are first of its kind. The language is simple and it touches the Indian style of expressing one’s feelings and love.
Lastly I would say go ahead and grab a copy and a definitely a book for romantic book lovers.
About the Author:
Simi K. Rao was born in India and has been living in the United States for several years. Her contemporary romance novel An Incurable Insanity, published by Tate Publishing, was released on October 8, 2013. An Incurable Insanity is her first foray into writing. The inspiration for the story came from what she has seen transpire among and within the immigrant community. Some of the experiences included are her own; some have been garnered from friends and casual conversations with acquaintances. She also writes poetry, is an avid photographer, loves to travel, and is a practicing physician. She currently lives in Denver with her family.