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    The Weight Loss Club  (English, Paperback, Devapriya Roy)

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    Features
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Rupa Publications India
    • ISBN: 9788129124258, 8129124254
    • Edition: 2013
    • Pages: 304
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    Description
    A warm, witty, gloriously realistic novel about living, loving and losing weight.

    Set in a middle-class housing colony, this is the story of stay-at-home mum Monalisa, who cannot clean the kitchen counter enough times; Meera, who is bullied constantly by her traditional mother-in-law; college-going Abeer, who isnt sure how to impress the glamorous Mandy; academic Aparajita, who has no takers on the marriage mart; philosopher Ananda, whom no one takes seriously; and Treeza, a former school secretary now sunk in gloom. Into their midst arrives Oxford-returned Sandhya: half hippie, half saadhvi, full spiritual guru. Under her aegis is formed The Weight Loss Club, throwing the lives of our heroes and heroines into utter and delightful disarray.

    But while chemistry brews and equations change, one question remains: who is Brahmacharini Sandhya, and why on earth has she moved into Nancy Housing Cooperative?

    About the Author
    Devapriya Roy has degrees in English literature and performance studies from Presidency College, Calcutta, and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where she is pursuing a PhD on the Natyashastra (at least, that is what she says when asked what she does). Once upon a time, she was the Keo Karpin girl. Her first novel, The Vague Womans Handbook, was published in 2011. She is currently working on The Heat and Dust Project, the story of a quirky journey through India on an extreme budget, along with her husband, Saurav Jha.
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    cool and interesting read

    i have bought this one from flipkart, firstly the book arrived on time.
    secondly, about the book, it's different subject to read than just those typical love stories. it relates to women issues and problems, different walks of characters been woven into a great story makes it an interesting read.
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    Brilliant and Engaging!

    I bought this book from Flipkart after reading the reviews. I was still wasn't very sure if it was a good buy but once I read the book, I was hooked.

    The author has been successfully weave a story that is very engaging. One does not lose interest at any point of time. The description of everyday and 'Puja' Kolkata made me very nostalgic. It's a book you would want to curl up with on a late November afternoon.
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    Humour and Philosphy.

    How subtly the writer has conveyed such basic and supreme lessons of life. Each character portrayed is so much close to real life..they make u pause..think..and re look at your understanding of matters such as..life, success, marriage, parenthood, friendship etc. Humour is sucessfully in built. Enjoyed the book and loved it.
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    Heartwarming stories and Lively characters

    "The Weight Loss club" is a delightful, enjoyable read that took me on an incredible journey into the Nancy Housing Society. The book is set in Kolkata and explores the lives of the residents of Nancy. Even though there are so many characters, Devapriya Roy does a beautiful job of weaving them so well that you understand the whole story. The characters are so alive and very likeable. It opened up so many memories for me. For instance, the part about the Momzillas who are seen outside the scho...
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    Real and Relatable!

    To begin with, the cover page is designed very well. It is vibrant and has the flair to attract reader’s attention.

    The author’s style of writing carries in depth philosophy and it is intricately woven into the simple lives of the neighbors in Nancy Housing Cooperatives!

    There is no story as such. This book can be called as a compilation of few events that unravels during some days prior to and a few months after the arrival of Sandhya.

    The beauty of the book lies in the fact that the char...
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    7 Oct, 2013

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    The Weight Loss Club

    A wonderful book crafted with gentle humour and care. All the characters, from Apu with her hunger pangs, unassuming, gentle Anondo to the two mothers in the book, so vastly different from each other- Treeza and Mrs. Das- come vividly(and very lovably) to life. Others like Abeer, AJ, Mandy, Rocky and Molly populate the 'college scene', endearingly young, and caught up in their little romances. And then, of course, there's Sandhya, holding the book together with her narrative of pain and enlig...
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    A keeper

    Devapriya Roy’s The Weight Loss Club is witty, insightful and contemporary. She has a good understanding of the environment where the story is set. Calcutta is lovingly and colourfully portrayed. The characters are well-fleshed out, and easily relatable. The characters are as different as they come. Since the characters are so varied in their age and social upbringing, there is no place for the story to slack. The women issues that plague current times like violence against women, discriminat...
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    6 Aug, 2013

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    Racy, Imaginative Narrative. Lovely setting in Calcutta.

    Luckily this book has NOTHING to do with HOW to lose weight - no diets, no secret recipes, no mystical formula, nada. It has a lovely cornucopia of characters, eminently believable, recognizable even - I saw myself, my mom, my sis, my dad, even my son in the lot!

    What struck me specifically is Roy's unapologetic use of the 'right' Indian word without the 'italics'. Singara, Para, Sindoor-khela... adds weight, flavor and color to the narrative. Her English is so elegant and (hallelujah!) gra...
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    Meera Prashant

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    4 Aug, 2013

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    good storyline!

    The story revolves around Sandhya-Brahmacharini and her "effect" on residents of a housing society. She basically must "fix" their problems,so that they may improve the happiness quotient in their respective lives.This is not the kind of book,that you may finish in an hour! The language is actually very good and it demands slow and perceptive reading.Enjoy :)
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