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Battle For Bittora by Anuja Chauhan is the humorous and gripping story of a political battle in the dusty hinterlands of India where a love story threatens to play spoilsport.
Summary Of The Book
In Battle For Bittora, Jinni, all of twenty five years, works in a cool and happening animation studio. She is content being independent and carefree till her grandmother Pushpa Pande turns up all of a sudden. The catch? Jinni has to leave for their hometown of Bittora to contest for a seat in the upcoming elections to the Lok Sabha! In spite of all her resistance, Jinni gets caught up in a whirlpool of emotions, sensations and unexpected experiences. As Sarojini Pande from the famous Pavit Pradesh Pande dynasty, she has to wear cotton saris, deal with corruption, allegations of nymphomania and nerve wracking heat. Battle For Bittora pits former royal Zain Altaf Khan against Jinni who is drool worthy but extremely idealistic.
Battle For Bittora brings Jinni to an unfathomable climax of sorts when her childhood sweetheart Zain comes into the picture. Even though Jinni is swarmed by sycophants and election aides, she rediscovers her attraction and love for Zain. The dusty and hot lands of Bittora form an unconventional backdrop for their blossoming love story. However, each of them tries to outsmart the other in their race for power. Battle For Bittora is Indian to its very core and displays politics and its rotten underbelly in a light handed manner. Special mention must be made of Pushpa Pande who keeps readers laughing throughout the novel with her brand of accented English or Hinglish. Anuja Chauhan's book stands out for its mischievous sense of humour and its tantalizing romanticism.
About Anuja Chauhan
Anuja Chauhan is an advertiser, author and screenplay writer. Anuja Chauhan has also written The Zoya Factor and Those Pricey Thakur Girls. Born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, Chauhan attended Sophia Girls Convent in Meerut, Army Public School and Delhi Public School in New Delhi. She has a Bachelor's degree from Miranda House in Economics and a Mass Communication post graduate diploma from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In 1993, Chauhan joined JWT, and became vice president at the age of 33. She resigned as executive creative director and vice president from advertising major JWT India to embark on a full time writing career in 2010.
She has been featured in the Ten Hottest Indian Creative Directors list by The Economic Times and been a part of the One Show Jury in 2011. She has won the India Today Woman as Storyteller award and the Cosmopolitan Magazine Fun Fearless Female award. Her screenplay credits include Patiala House and Guppie - Mein Liar Nahi Shayar Hoon. Anuja Chauhan has best selling ad campaigns to her credit like Oye Bubbly and Yeh Dil Maange More for Pepsi and has worked with a slew of brands like Nokia, Mountain Dew and Kurkure.