Book Title: My True Angel
Author: Irshad Thalakala
Publisher: Invincible Publishers
Total Number of Pages: 216
There are some books which you go after and there are books which come to you .” My True angel “was a book which belonged to the latter category in my case. I got this book from a friend and started off without any idea what was in store. Pleasantly the book was engaging. The book My True Angel authored by Irshad Thalakala is a love story which also deals with some thought provoking topics. As the book rightly says:
Every love story is beautiful but our love story is special because it has a message to convey.
The story is about Iqbal and how he finds his true space in life . Iqbal after completing Engineering moves to Bangalore from his home in Kerala because of better job prospects . There he meets a girl Rubina with whom he falls madly in love .Rubina but rejects his love proposal which also results in jeopardising his job. Is there a reason behind her behaviour is something which book reveals later. From there Iqbal moves to a new job where he meets a second girl Payal . Her genuineness and comfort level with her gets them into a relation. Their love story also has a villain which is _religion. Due to religious issues they are forced to move out of the relation and Iqbal eventually gets engaged to Nazia a naïve village girl. Later certain events dislodges Iqbal’s life completely , the rest of story is how he reclaims his life and true love after the incident .
All the characters are well edged .We get a flavour of every character precisely . Author has covered socially relevant topics like prejudice of society towards Muslims and love jihad , which is interesting . One thing that I noticed is author has been quite diplomatic about every topics he has dealt . Since the narrative is by Iqbal, the protagonist has got a pretty much “ Oh its fine “ attitude towards all topics and actions of other characters, however insensitive their action are. Which kind of restrain from expressing the true feelings one would expect at many situations. May be what author has tried to follow is the concept that everyone has their reasons for their action . The book is influenced from real incident so the initial part of the book especially the matured love track between Iqbql and Payal is vey relatable .The narrative is a sincere and the book is an engaging sweet love story . It’s not platonic and is an enjoyable light read.