“‘The Crepe Jasmines’ spoke to me at the very core of my being. Love, loss, and the chance at a new life will always stand the test of time as invaluable ingredients to the perfect novel.”

 

“Following each of this boy's family members as they navigate the complexities of the caste system is really a great introduction to how the various roles in society are affected by Indian culture; a truly beautiful story.”

 

“Partha’s story is one of resilience, of hope, and of the quest for love and the human experience that we can all find solace in. Bravo to Suvendu Tripathy for this feat of a debut!”

 

If truth were fiction, this book is a fiction

Author's brilliant attempt at detailing moments and scenes meticulously have materialized so well it makes the reader live those moments. Whether it was the father who does the thankless job of priestly service at a temple, or Paru's plight standing the example of a victim of social suppression.. In the end its fulfilling to realize those seemingly oppressant in society can succumb to an individual's aspirations like they never were.  BK

5 out of 5 stars 

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 11, 2021