The book transcends from autobiography to a novel which is a striking. Before the confusion begins to recede from your thoughts the novel surfaces and you begin to enjoy. Moh Lal Rai seems to be author personified but it could be anyone going through the experience of discovering a true love.
The story begins by describing Moh’s nascent period when she is part of an orthodox and deeply traditional family. Though not strictly kept in purdah there are lot of restriction placed on her as girl child. These are the woes of a patriarchal society. From an age of innocence Moh has an intense desire to change her circumstances.
The traditional and patriarchal ambiance dominating her life is stifling and in order to liberate herself from clutches of the family she has to outdo. And she does she becomes a fashion designer of repute and then transcends into a love Diva. With faith in Goddess Durga she finds the sailing smooth but there is one hitch. Finding love seems to be a daunting task after a failed marriage. Eventually she hears from Maa…an announcement that promises to augur a change in her life. She was to meet her true love in India, the premonition is in shape of an announcement from Maa Durga at Las Vegas fashion show.
The romantic interlude begins whence she meets her true lover Gaurang in Chennai in India. The roller coaster ride is an esoteric assemblage of myths and religion that is part of their romance. The book is not about holding hand romance or a fantasy land love story. The union turns into a serious relationship as they meet regularly in Chennai the hot and humid capital of Tamil Nadu the Indian State.
With the developing closeness jealousy and possessiveness becomes evident and is skillfully narrated in the novel. The narration is more about a relationship which develops between the true lovers and the effect of surrounding potpourri of characters that colors the book throughout. A Passionate Gospel of True Love is a new kind of love story written byan Indian Author based in USA. Readers must go through this exciting tale.