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The Mirage Of Love By Lady Diana, is a fiction that centres around the life a protagonist woman. She had been happily married to her lover, until four years later she and her husband becomes an estranged couple. The lady gets lost in a whirlpool of her monotonous life, a life without love and respect, a life of servile existence, a life repressed in every sense from joy anThe Mirage Of Love By Lady Diana, is a fiction that centres around the life a protagonist woman. She had been happily married to her lover, until four years later she and her husband becomes an estranged couple. The lady gets lost in a whirlpool of her monotonous life, a life without love and respect, a life of servile existence, a life repressed in every sense from joy and desires. She starts beating her wings to escape from the deadly clutches of expectations and social repressions to rise above the menial existence and achieve what she wanted for her life.She falls in love with another man, a man who is her teacher and mentor. but she is afraid to acknowledge her feelings for fear of social accusations. But an incident drives to her to an awareness of the temporality of life and she indulges in an ambitious and sexual relationship with her mentor. She enters a world led by her lover where ambition becomes real and where she begins to face the disorder of the human world, of women particularly.a time comes when she is asked to choose between the men, and this is where she shows her independence and strength....

Title : The Mirage of Love
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ISBN : 9789384318963
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 116 Pages
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The Mirage of Love Reviews

  • Alcatraz Dey
    2018-12-24 00:23

    A loud attempt by the author to showcase intricacies in today's society. An out and out plot that will dwell you slowly from comfort to discomfort to comfort again. Such is the writing skill of Lady Diana!!!!Give it a read if you are brave and intellectual enough to understand what can truly be described as one of the best debuts in the literary world this year!!!

  • Prof.Amit
    2019-01-01 06:17

    This is could be a pioneering feminist work. yes, some proof-reading needs to be done but the overall work is fantastic. The beauty of the narrative and command over language makes each scene come before your eyes. Kudos to the author for the fusion between the EPIC AND CONTEMPORY narrative. The most important feeling you get in this novel is that it sounds very real in the Indian context with characters going to the NGO and conferences, with the poverty of the lower middle class shown and with the problems that different sections of women in the society suffer from.This is actually a very high intellectual drama which weaves around the characters psychologically and emotionally. At face value it will appear like a novel of a frustrated woman but deeper inside the author cleverly dissects the many issues in the society such as role playing, idea of morality, partially based on gender, sexual identity, sexual repression, orthodox traditions that don't fit anymore in the modern society and a continuous question into the origin of sufferings by women in the hands of patriarchy.I don't agree with one of the reviewers who said she has read a lot of books and the plot should be inclined to fiction because feminist writing are about venting out and empowering through literature. is no feminist writing that doesn't depict social and emotional repression and most of them share a personal discontent on a fictitious level. and if it had been merely about her frustrations then this work could have been secure in a personal diary.So to all the readers of The Mirage of Love, this novel contains a strong social message. don't take it at face value, let the questions the author puts up in this novel inspire you to probe into the kind of society we live in. FIVE STARS FROM ME!!!!!

  • Ankit Sharma
    2018-12-26 23:10

    it was an amazing experience reading this novel by a young writer.the plot is unlike any other plot I have ever read till now. I have read novels like Anna Karenina, The Dark Room, Where Shall We GO This Summer were there is an air of helplessness and hopelessness over the existence of the women characters. despite the fact that they are not wrong they are compelled to lead a traumatic life just because of the dictates of patriarchy which runs in the social set up as culture and tradition.I am in agreement with the author that it is often the stringent scrutiny of such a system that stalls life and our relationships. I loved four things about this novel.1. the narrative is smooth, coupled with such a fine literary description.2.the questions raised in this novel are valid from every point and needs to be discuss and talked about in open.3. the author compares the legitimate and illegitimate relationships and comes out with an entirely different conclusion leading to a hopeful liberation.4.for the first in the history of literature, we are reading about a heroine who chooses a relationship beyond her marriage and she is guilt free and she doesn't return to her husband guilt ridden and she doesn't kill herself in the end. so this is the novel for the new woman!!! a wonderful thought and even more a wonderful work!!!

  • Apurva Negi
    2018-12-28 03:21

    The only complaint I have from the book is the cover!!! It's a wonderful read otherwise from a mature female writer!!! The anonymousity was really a blending factor and the characters are quite believable and feel real!! Each event and scene has been depicted in a fluent manner except a few which is pardonable for a debut writer.The only reason I feel is we Indians don't read much in the genre. In a male dominated society such books hardly click in the market. However my best wishes are with the authoress so that she can change the trend.Keep writing!!!!!!

  • Shitij rastogi
    2018-12-23 06:33

    The Mirage Of Love is an extremely poignant attempt at telling the tale of an unnamed woman to the world. Its more of a painting that has been painted by the author!!! With usage of the highest standard of language she clearly showcases her writing skills.Her connection with Dhiraj is really a notch up than the usual romantic encounters we read about. She is one author to look out for!!!!

  • Kriti Bhatia
    2019-01-04 07:22

    A subtle yet cheerful attempt at bringing out the woes of a woman in a family and society in general. I must say the command over language is quite superb!!!The play of words and especially the fact that the protagonist is never named. It is always 'her so it is the story of every woman trying to take control of her life!!!!

  • Sneha Nehaas
    2018-12-23 01:29

    well, new author but a re-incarnate of anita desai and Virginia woolf's style of writing.this one is a realist and a feminist novel, its got rebellion, love, lust, ambition, questions, irony, sarcasm and more less everything!!waiting for more from the author!!!

  • Adhiyan Manab
    2019-01-13 01:18

    what to say about this book!!! ITS ABOUT FOLLOWING YOUR HEART!!!every word is meaningful and it caters to the larger problems in the society faced by women. I am very touched by this novel specially because the sufferings and the helplessness faced by the woman protagonists seems to be mine.I agree with the author on every argument she has pitched, that our culture and tradition marginalise us on many points.there have been so many novels like Anna Karenina, movies like Murder, that tend to represent women as treacherous, either getting murdered or coming back to the husband the heroine had left guilt ridden, this book is an exception.

  • Piya Arora
    2019-01-01 02:25

    There is a fine line between writing fiction and expressing your inner desires. Having read numerous books on feminine topics I can clearly state that writers should fictionalize stories more.It is clearly evident from the title, theme and anonymity of the protagonist that the authoress clearly writes just to let go of her frustration!!!!Editing 2.5/5Language 4/5Plot 1.5/5Entertainment Value 2/5With such a good command over her language she should write on better plots in the future hopefully!!!!

  • Tripti Goswami
    2019-01-22 07:25

    A beautifully written book. I am a fan of lady diana.She captured the imagination of every woman. The rain scene with candles was really vivid and perhaps every woman's imagination. Thanks for such a wonderful reaf Diana. Looking for more. Keep writing in same genre!!!!!

  • Dhiraj Nirbhay
    2019-01-08 06:32

    #heforshea wonderful discovery of struggle and identity. beautiful description of words and a very patient narrative. a very different sort of a feminist love story between the protagonist and Dhiraj. a woman's struggle for identity and gratification presented in the most sophisticated way. an ispiration.

  • Lakshmi Nath
    2019-01-18 23:21

    As a female I loved how Diana has woven a beautiful tale stuck between two men in her life!!! The strength shown is true to a character of a woman and in the end I felt proud for the decision she took. A really mature read and amazingly written by Diana!!!

  • Dayakar Satam
    2019-01-01 06:15

    I have not read much female centered novels during my lifetime.Mirage of love sure does clear most of my assumptions. It was a beautifully woven story, with a neat plot and a simple way of telling the events. It was predictable and yet quite enjoyable to read!!

  • Hyosa Ralte
    2019-01-14 04:27

    Nice to see writers from North East writing with such flair. Makes.me feel proud. A beautiful heart touching tale by Lady Diana. It's feminists but still will appeal to neutral men like me. Keep up the good work!!!!

  • Kirti Fadnavis
    2019-01-01 07:07

    A very good debut by the authoress. I am hoping she opens out on her genres and writes on more meaningful and interesting topics. This book seems like a melancholy voice of her thoughts!!!!Best of luck for future books

  • Rani Sharma
    2019-01-08 01:16

    A beautiful feministic read for every girl in today's age. It's a journey of self realisationBeautiful words, wonderful storyline and overall a life changing read.

  • Namrata Katkar
    2019-01-01 04:25

    I will just say one thing. It's a beautiful book and I guess it's just poor marketing that's holding it back from becoming a bestseller

  • Rihan
    2018-12-25 06:29

    an amazing revolutionary feminist plot.some very brave questions raised in the novel.must read!!!!

  • Krishna Swamy
    2019-01-20 23:20

    Apart from a proof reading faults I think it is one of the most sophisticated take on a woman's life. Her constant desire to be recognised and be satisfied is portrayed in beautiful manner!!!!

  • Madhu Aggarwal
    2019-01-03 00:34

    very inspiring!!! another touching tale from India!!!

  • Sourabh
    2019-01-20 04:12

    BOOK REVIEWThe novel effectively deconstruct the trendy cosmopolitan perception about love marriages being an egalitarian relationship between men and women. It is generally acceptable by a section of the so called educated and financially well-off people in our contemporary times that love marriages are a symbol of being progressive and modern. On the contrary love as an emotion is equally guided by the repressive and gender insensitive nature of our society. Though, it is equally significant to define that a love relationship is the first democratic step by a person in our society when it transgresses the boundaries of caste, class, religion, heteronormativity and ethnicity in our society. The protagonist in the novel gets struck by this revelation that though she made asserted her right to choose a partner, but she has fallen back into another institution of oppression by consummating her love bond into the Hindu marriage fold. The codes and norms she is obliged to follow are not just repressive, but are ways to discipline her back into a symbol of a "good woman". It is not just the female protagonist who is the victim in the novel, but the worst of all are the other women characters who being forged and moulded into the roles of the godmother, the mother-in-law, maid servant, and women in the neighbourhoods who instead of understanding, and at least showing solidarity with each other are constantly trying to monitor each other, constantly reminding each other to follow the herd. Thus, the hindu patriarchal structure is getting more consolidated when the women themselves are unable to forge unity to break it. The institution of marriage is not just preserved through traditions, but it perpetuates itself through the oppressed and thus reproduces the conditions of its own existence. The author wonderfully captures this decapitating dilemma of the protagonist who seeks to move out from the domestic prison and pursue her desires to become financially independent rather than depending on the mercy of her husband. He on the other hand has brought her as a trophy to his home winning her love, and is proudly committing infidelity blaming his wife for not entertaining him after marriage. He just sees her as an object to give him pleasure and entertain him all his life. Also, when she finds another male companionship in her life she is faced with the same conflict of culminating her companionship into another marriage, and thus falling into the same structure of existence. Diana has thus offered a way to her protagonist to denounce the structure itself and asserted through her protagonist that love does not necessarily require a tag of being a wife of someone to assert its presence. It is not just the fight of one individual woman in the novel, but rather the struggle of "half the sky" to democratise the society. The novel through its conclusion subtly suggests that the only way towards a free dawn is to demolish the structure rather than reforming it which has been the problem of the mainstream feminist struggle in India which has set the limits of dissent and is regulated by the overarching political and economic structure of the country. Sourabh KumarAssistant Professor Department of EnglishRam Lal Anand CollegeUniversity of Delhi

  • Tisca Naidu
    2018-12-27 00:19

    It's like a piece of art that cannot be described with mere words!! Lady diana in her debut work plays with words as if she has been writing for centuries!!A few silly editing and proofreading mistakes here and there!! But that is acceptable as I see it has been self published. I thoroughly enjoyed the read, especially where the protagonist faces a conjecture. Whom does she chose? And the manner in which decision is taken has been beautifully described.You can only wonder that her future works will be better than this!!! More emotions, more drama and the visualisation of a woman's mind was neatly pulled off!!!A better cover, a better publisher and this book would be in the hunt for a long time!!!

  • Shubhangi Diwakar
    2019-01-19 00:27

    its one of the most sombre feminist romance I have ever read! the language used in this novel raises your hair, it makes you angry along with the protagonist, it makes you think along with the protagonist, it makes you want love along with the protagonist! the mixture of the epic when she says she is a queen and then the contemporary is something new! this is the author's first work, I can only wonder what maturity will bring to her in her upcoming works. I think the author has a knack for romance, I would like to read a romance novel from her! a must read for all women!

  • Arpita Duggal
    2019-01-17 00:15

    Why should a woman give up her dreams? Doesn't she have a right to live and enjoy her life to the fullest? Is she just a physical asset in a Man's life? Diana has touched all these aspects beautifully and answered them in her own way I feel. Of course there will be different perceptions. there will be the masculine factor where they will say everything is ridiculous but fact will remain I loved the book. A better cover perhaps would have made it even better.

  • Paramjeet Bhullar
    2019-01-05 07:22

    At times too feminist yet the writer takes you on an amazing journey. Its wonderful to know that authors still are trying to bring back the era where the style and flair of writing was important rather than the epic plots etc. She could have done a better job but I am sure she will come out with a better book next time!!!

  • Smita Parvatikar
    2019-01-08 23:12

    A fairly simple and lovely read. In search of life's purpose the protagonist travels and journeys through life as a loner. In doing so she finds what she always wanted.No spoilers from my side. But I will say that it's a little bit slow and will be.expecting a little fast paced read next time round.

  • Aditya Bansal
    2019-01-21 07:28

    A pretty ordinary story, too predictable. There is no sense of making it interesting by the authoress. instead she just keep bantering on how she keeps suffering throughout. Perhaps it was written for self satisfaction I guess!!!!Will accept the syntax and writing skills are good!!! Hoping for a better story next time around!!!

  • Trisha Singh
    2019-01-10 02:24

    It's not much hyped, it's not much exciting as well, but it is an awesome read. It is one of those books where you can take your time and groove into each page. It feels like smooth whisky, it's mature and classy.

  • Kritika Upadhyay
    2019-01-17 01:08

    A brilliant book not what I had expected at all when I had rented the book on kindle. An awesome debut and a hope of reading even better books from the author

  • Nishmit Patel
    2018-12-24 01:08

    A non feminist approach would have made a better read!!! Although still a good effort at that by the authoress!!! Full marks for brevity and clarity!!!