Bhaunri by Anukrti Upadhyay: Book Review

Title: Bhaunri

Author: Anukrti Upadhyay

Publisher: HarperCollins India

Publishing Date: 25th May 2019 

My Rating: 4 stars

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Intense. Interesting. Enchanting. To summarise the book in three words.

How to love fiercely and obstinately is what you will learn from Bhaunri. A wilful, strong woman of a nomadic tribe, married off as a child to a wealthy family of blacksmiths. She stepped into his in-laws’ house after attaining the requisite age and fell deeply in love with his husband, Bheema.

Bheema did make passionate love with Bhaunri but he was a womanizer. The step she took to stop her husband from getting laid with other women left me in awe of her persona and stubbornness. Her character was totally enthralling and enchanting.


Honestly, I loved everything about Bhaunri. Her fearless love, bold expressions, her wilfulness to get the love of her husband and her strong assertion. No doubt, Bhaunri is an exceptional character which is very much delighted to read and envision.

Besides, Anukriti’s writing is fresh and vivid that made the customs of nomadic tribes spirited. The use of Rajasthani words and slangs gave the rustic aura of those times. I finished reading this book in just a single sitting.

Moreover, I just loved the ending. Loved it.

Will definitely recommend this beautiful and intense work of literature.



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