Back Seat: A Mumbai Tale authored by Aditya Kripalani explores the dance bar culture in Mumbai and the harmful repercussions of the ban on dance bars.
Summary of the Book
Back Seat: A Mumbai Tale is a heartwarming and poignant story of a young girl, Asawari, and how circumstances lead her to becoming a bar dancer. Asawari was a cheerful little girl growing up in a small town in Maharashtra. She adored her father and led a happy and contented life with whatever little her father could provide her. Until one day, her father dies in a drowning accident, and her life takes an unexpected turn. Her dreams of attending college and pursuing higher education comes to an end. She moves to Mumbai, gets trained as a bar dancer and changes her name to Nikita. But if this wasn’t enough, the sudden ban on dance bars leaves her jobless and Asawari has to look for other means to survive. She meets a rich guy who offers her a large sum of money to spend a month with him. But she soon finds herself falling for the rich guy’s chauffeur, Vijay. Will Asawari be able to come out of her misery and lead a happy life with Vijay?
About Aditya Kripalani
Aditya Kripalani is an Indian author, filmmaker and musician. He completed his graduation MMK College in Mumbai. He pursued Film Appreciation course from Film and Television Institute of India and later went on to complete the Film Screenplay Writing course from the same institute. He has also taught screenwriting and has been at the head of the script department of a major corporate film company for 3 years. He is interested in all forms of writing like short stories, screenplays, novels and writing magazine articles. His other passions and interests include Karate, fitness training, playing the guitar and reading.
Backseat - A ride worth taking!
16 Dec, 2011
A very satisfying and wholesome read!
21 Jan, 2012
She'd driving the car from the BACK SEAT
4 Sep, 2012
BACKSEAT.. AN AMAZING STORY
20 Dec, 2011
Back Seat - What a beautiful read !!
Sweta Chhabria Kripalani
10 Dec, 2011
Finally something which has a woman hero and isn't dumbed down!
23 Aug, 2012
A Must Read!
20 Jan, 2012
Backseat is unputdownable
10 Sep, 2014
19 Aug, 2013
UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE : BACKSEAT ROCKS!
7 Feb, 2013