Battle For Bittora

Battle For Bittora Twenty five year old Jinni lives in Mumbai works in a hip animation studio and is perfectly happy with her carefree and independent existence Until her bossy grandmother shows up and announces that i

  • Title: Battle For Bittora
  • Author: Anuja Chauhan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Twenty five year old Jinni lives in Mumbai, works in a hip animation studio and is perfectly happy with her carefree and independent existence Until her bossy grandmother shows up and announces that it is Jinni s duty to drop everything and come and contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from their sleepy hometown, Bittora.Of course Jinni swears she won t But she sooTwenty five year old Jinni lives in Mumbai, works in a hip animation studio and is perfectly happy with her carefree and independent existence Until her bossy grandmother shows up and announces that it is Jinni s duty to drop everything and come and contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from their sleepy hometown, Bittora.Of course Jinni swears she won t But she soon ends up swathed in cotton saris and frumpy blouses, battling prickly heat, corruption and accusations of nymphomania as candidate Sarojini Pande, a daughter of the illustrious Pande dynasty of Pavit Pradesh And if life isn t fun enough already, her main opposition turns out to be Bittora ex royal,Zain Altaf Khan an irritatingly idealistic though undeniably lustworthy individual with whom Jinni shares a complicated history Enlivened by Chauhan s characteristic brand of wicked humour and sexy romanticism, this is a rollicking new tale of young India.

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    About “Anuja Chauhan

    • Anuja Chauhan

      Anuja Chauhan is an Indian author and advertiser She worked in the advertising agency, JWT India, for over 17 years She has written 3 novels, The Zoya Factor 2008 , Battle For Bittora October 2010 and Those Pricey Thakur Girls January 2013 All three books are romances.

    913 thoughts on “Battle For Bittora

    • This is the second book I read by Anuja Chauhan. I zoomed through the book in about half a day. The writing is nice and smooth. The wit is wicked. The desi English very very funny. For someone not particularly interested in politics, I found the workings of an election very funny and to be frank quite informative. What I found slightly weak is the romance. The male lead is all good looking and charismatic and I kept visualizing the person who was rumored to play this in the movie. Still I found [...]

    • Battle for Bittora, as the name & the cover suggest is a romantic cum political battle. Jinni, a 25 year old belongs to a political lineage but still has carved a career in Animation. Leading a peaceful & normal life in Mumbai, her life goes topsy-turvy when her stubborn yet adorable grandmother shows up at her door and drags her to Bittora all because she feels that it is Jinni’s duty to take up politics.Jinni, short for Sarojini , our protagonist hates her name, mane & mouth but [...]

    • I won't say this book was great. I won't say this book was awesome. I won't say this book got me totally hooked. I won't say that this book was perfect. And I won't say that I love Anuja Chauhan now ( Ok, may be I will end up saying all this so Scratch that.)Reason I won't say it is that these are all just platitudes, now bereaved of all conviction because of repeated use.The main events are:-->The story is narrated by a 25 year old girl (I don't think you can categorise a 25-year-old as a gi [...]

    • I DID NOT enjoy reading this book at all. I had to run through the pages quickly because I wanted to finish it as soon as possible.The reason to pick this book for reading was the fact that apparently Fawad Khan (my most favorite Pakistani hero) is going to play the much hyped Zain Altaaf Khan in the Bollywood adaption of this book alongside Sonam Kapoor who will play the role of Sarojini Pande aka Jinni. I just wish Fawad had not agreed to do this book because it is again centered around the wo [...]

    • Last night I finished Battle for Bittora and experienced book hangover. It's been long time since a book left me in this way. I guess the reason was I binge read it, screwing up all my schedule and when it finished I was left with little energy to do anything. The story starts in a posh Pixel animation studio in Mumbai with protagonist, Jinni, reviewing animated "kitaanus" (like in the Harpic toilet cleaner ad) and suddenly her granny comes, convinces her to help election campaign and boom, Jinn [...]

    • Anuja Chauhan follows the success of The Zoya Factor with yet another desi firecracker. --------------------------------------------------------------Jinni Pandey is a happy-go-lucky animator drawing award-winning ‘kitaanus’ (germs/bacteria) for Harpic and other noteworthy brands. She’s young, spunky and has a carelessly-on-purpose dishevelled half-rosebud haircut that she's mighty proud of.But Jinni is also, infact Sarojini Pande, granddaughter of the fearsome political matriarch Pushpa P [...]

    • It took me a long time to warm up to this book. Although I had read one of Chauhan's novels earlier, which prompted me to pick up this book in the first place, I was not impressed with the pace of this book. There is too much back story that drones on and on. And while Anuja Chauhan is brilliant in her caricature of her characters, most of whom have been created from real life famous personalities, the story loses steam with the mundane details of the lead character's life. The romantic scenes a [...]

    • Witty, quirky, fresh and spicy – it has all the drama of a Bollywood movie, romance of a chick flick, humorous satire of a north Indian political setting, glamor of advertising world form where the author comes from. So it starts off with the lame subject of a single girl in a big city working in ad firm trying to be chick and suave and looking for the perfect man. But this usual story takes a turn when her grandmother turns up and pulls her into the political furore of a typical uncouth North [...]

    • So this book was okay. Just, overwhelmingly OK. There's a lot that's good and entertaining about it, all to do with Chauhan's pacy, vibrant writing, her hold on Indian English which I absolutely love (Nave vs Swayve, perfect) and all her Bollywood pop culture referencing. All the things I enjoyed about "The Zoya Factor" as well. The main protagonist is pretty likeable, and most characters are also pretty well drawn, and her thinly veiled allusions to politicians today is very wink-wink entertain [...]

    • Just thought I should mention that this was my favourite book from 2011 to 2016. It's funny beyond measure, super relatable (mostly because of its desi-ness) and the romance floored me for 5 years straight. Though I have a different favourite now (I'll Give You The Sun) it felt wrong to never acknowledge this amazing book or the INTENSE love I had for it for SO long.This book was also very important to me because of some really big transitions I was going through at the time I read it, so all in [...]

    • This book was fun and gripping and had many laugh out loud moments. Totally loved it, although it would seem that because of some of the localese, a few people might not get some of the wicked jokes, unfortunately. I did though, and this book has become a top favourite in contemporary Indian writing for me.

    • To be honest, its fatter and better than most Indian Author backed novelen to be more honest, you kind of expect lot from Anuja Chauhan specially if you read her work backward (I started with Thakur Gals, then came this and finally would be Zoya Factor), and to add some more truth, Anuja is the only author I forgive using Hindi/ Hinglish in her work because it seems so intertwined with the story and you don't really are able to object itPhew, I did ignore (in fact even appreciated) the Hindi/ Hi [...]

    • When I read the book “Those Pricey Thakur Girls”, I became the fan of Anuja Chauhan. In present times, she is one author who has excelled the art of wittiness and humor. She has the capability to tell you the most serious matter in funny ways. Though she talks about poverty, honor killing, dirty politics, bribery, caste system and hunger in villages of India but not even for a second you get the feeling that this is a very serious book. If some of you have watched the movie “Jaane Bhi Do Y [...]

    • Another Hinglish laugh riot from Anuja Chauhan. Here the battle is between the young scion of PP party Sarojini Pande aka Jinni, the kitaanu animator and Zain Altaf Khan, the young Royal of the IJP party for the prestigious Bittora which was always a stronghold of the the PP party. The entire book is hilarious and the author pokes fun at the politicos in this spoof about Indian politics. There are many laugh out loud moments and also memorable romance between the childhood sweethearts.Recommende [...]

    • Akin to her first novel another pacy, fun-filled and hilarious offering. GenY lingo has been used profusely.Young readers would connect well with the literary style of the book and would find it un-putdownable. Too much over the top sexual connotations seemed forceful at various points and slackened the tempo. Some funny premises/situations were played out too many times, more than that was necessary. A predictable melodramatic ending left a lot to be desired. Overall I liked the first one bette [...]

    • Hilarious peek into The Great Indian Election Tamasha and an awesome read when you're in the mood for some laughs. Slightly cheesy in parts but overall a much better romantic comedy than The Zoya Factor. Anuja Chauhan is my pick from the whole Indian Chick Lit (gross term btw) category because she doesn't seem to be writing just for the ladies.

    • Rating: 3.5Zain is just wowowowowowow. But still, The Zoya Factor was better. Battle for Bittora was pretty great too, nut justmething was off. Dunno. It's heartbreaking to give it 3.5 but sigh.

    • Jinni reminded me of Emma a lot. Anuja Chauhan's easy wit and her hilarious scenes and over the top characters provide welcome relief from all the syllabus recommended Indian classics I have been enduring recently.

    • Is it technically still reading if you flip? Ah well, one star extra for writing a character that can be played by Fawad Khan and infinity stars off for agreeing to have Sonam Kapoor play the other

    • I ran out of patience while reading this one. The plot isn't interesting enough to keep you reading. Ended up skimming the rest of the book after having read half of it. A dissapointing read!

    • LOLZ. Frothy, silly, hilarious, and totally absorbing. A perfectly Bollywood book for a perfectly Bollywood state of mind.

    • Not as good as those pricey thakur girls. Chauhan is best when offering wry, warmly humorous, social commentary about classes of people she is familiar with. She is not great at writing romances or political treatises about Indian Lok Sabha elections. This is why thakur girls was so good: it mocked the hero and heroines foibles along with the entire class of people they belonged to. This book doesn't have that. There are still great side characters that humorously show the bizarre social relatio [...]

    • A well crafted book with humour, love, politics, childhood & relations all coming to play at once.The story between the leads, a love hate relation with battles which had their own rules was a perfect slice of cake for treating the mind. I loved how carefully Jinni & Zain’s meet ups and their way of shifting from political and personal issues took place. The desi English & the mixed bunch of characters specially Gudia aunty & Pappu were hilarious. I have read Anuja Chauhan’s [...]

    • By Anuja Chauhan. Grade: B+I first encountered Anuja Chauhan when I picked up The Zoya Factor in my school library a few days ago. I finished it one day and immediately went out to buy Battle For Bittora. That was money well-spent.The plot is simple and involves two young childhood friends, who always had feelings for each other but end up standing against each other as opponents from rival political parties in the Bittoragarh election. Sarojini Pande works for an animation studio designing the [...]

    • Battle for Bittora is very more-ish -- I barely put it down since I took it out of the mailbox yesterday afternoon. It also made me laugh out loud a lot. I'm not sure I've ever read a book about politics before that was so much fun.I love stories that go into gory details about some kind of work or play that the author is clearly familiar with. Here it's political campaigning (and, in the beginning, a little bit of commercial animation). I found that my limited knowledge of Indian political hist [...]

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