2 States

2 States
2 States

After a long time I have read a story book. It is from best selling author Chetan Bhagat a witty tale about inter-community marriage in modern India, 2 States. The story is about a couple who are from different states of India. One is from north India and other is from south India. They met when they were student and fall in love. They were from same country but different states. They have different culture, different food habit, different language to communicate (although we have a common international language English and a national language Hindi), different city etc. Marriage in India is a little different.

Love marriage around the world are simple:
Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. They get married.
In India, there are a few more steps:
Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy.
Girl’s family has to love boy. Boy’s family has to love girl.
Girl’s family has to love boy’s family. Boy’s family has to love girl’s family.
Girl and boy still love each other. They get married.

India is a amazing country. It has many states which connects the country and also make it disconnect also. So many different cultures it has. Almost all different states has different cultures. Different weather. Some where are sea and some where hill. Here the couple faced a tough time to join the two different cultures into one. How they convince their family is the main subject of the story. Not only the couple relation, in this story there are another important relation, which was a relation between a son and a father. I would like to call a relation between a son and parents. It is very important to be a healthy parent for a son or a daughter.

Overall the story is good and better in comparison with the other stories of Chetan Bhagat. It taught a good lesson to all the Indians that though we have so many different cultures in different states but we should not forget that we are all belongs to a big state called India.


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