Bhaunri: A Novel

Bhaunri: A Novel

Can too much love be a dangerous thing? Bhaunri is married, as is the custom in her tribe of nomadic blacksmiths, when she is still a child.

When she is finally sent away to her husband's home as a young woman, she finds herself drawn deeply and powerfully towards the gruff and handsome Bheema. Bheema, however, is far from the ideal husband, and when he strays one time too many, Bhaunri's love for him begins to fester and grow into something dark and fearsome.

Anukrti Upadhyay's short novel Bhaunri is a story of obsessive love and the destructive power of desire. Half-real and half-fable, and redolent with the songs and myths, the beauty and mystery of Rajasthan, it announces the arrival of a powerful new literary talent.

Title:Bhaunri: A Novel
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9789353570033
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  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    What the hell did I just read?!I mean WOW.***One of the best quickest reads of 2020***I don't think you will come across another author's writing which is quite unique yet captivating as this. Just li...

  • Noor Anand

    Anukrti Upadhyay expertly handles the theme of romantic envy, in this book. Brought up by a fiercely independent woman, Bhaunri (the protagonist) believes in equality between husband and wife. Her per...

  • Padmaja (thebookishtales)

    I loved reading this book and finished it in a single sitting. Bhaunri was a delight to read.Bhaunri, our protagonist, belongs to the nomadic blacksmith clan of Rajasthan. She is married in her childh...

  • Harshita Gupta

    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-...

  • Mridula Gupta

    Bhaunri, raised by a loving father and a daring mother is now ready to travel to her husband’s house. But Bheema, a handsome young lad turns out to be shrewd and popular among other women in the vil...

  • Simran Sharma (Craartology)

    The protagonist Bhaunri is a young, beautiful and headstrong bride who craves for her share of love and respect from her husband. Bheema, her husband a handsome fellow, famous among the village woman ...

  • Ankita Chauhan

    Full Review: https://soundingwords.blogspot.com/20...Sometimes when you read something so delectable, you hesitate to put your thoughts on it. You don’t want to spoil the magic, book contains itself...

  • Jaanaki

    Meet Bhaunri , a member of the Gaundiya Lohar (nomadic blacksmith ) tribe of Rajasthan.She is ferocious with a fire in her belly,beautiful,courageous ,has a mind of her own and listens to her heart,al...

  • Smitha Murthy

    A mesmerizing fable that took me to a part of India that I am not really familiar with, ‘Bhaunri’ is a treasure. Lyrical and compelling, evocative and stunning, it’s an atmospheric read that I w...

  • Anushree

    This is a nuanced narrative of romantic obsession, lust, possessiveness and longing set in rural Rajasthan. The lead characters are emphatic. They are also sketches in stark contrast, making the plot ...