Summer Love : Overview
Young Writer Subin Bhattarai’s novel ‘Summer Love’ has just been launched by Fineprint. ‘Summer Love’, woven with an unforgettable love story of college romance, love and divorce, is worth reading this winter. Tea, cigarettes and sex content are becoming more and more popular among the young generation of college. Some may look perverted or peeled. While reading but coming towards the end it feels like normal. Cigarette addicts will be able to enjoy the smoke. Those who do not smoke will only drink tea and those who do not have a partner will be able to play the same role in the story.
College students can go back to the old days and be refreshed again. Even if you don’t have college experience, you will feel like sitting in the canteen of the college, Tanglaphant of Kirtipur, in the college class. In the canteen, old friends seem to be chatting with boys and girls. There are many such contexts, you have to read ‘Summer Love’ once to experience it completely. In the novel, you can experience the attraction, love and the subsequent turns of life that take place among the youth during the college days.
The attraction towards the young lady from college, love and reaching the marital status without the knowledge of the family also depicts our social condition where the inter-caste marriage is still not easily recognized due to the family and social barriers.
The Plot of Summer Love
The novel is based on a love story between two main characters – a young man from a Brahmin background and a female character Saya from a Newari background. The story shows the level of attachment, commitment and seriousness towards love of young people from two different backgrounds. The female character Saya of the novel unexpectedly drifts away from her boyfriend’s past. Many questions that have arisen in the minds of the past who are suffering from separation and are struggling for answers remain unanswered by the shadows. The shadow remains silent.
The silence on the question of the past is not only his personal silence but also the silence of the environment in which we live. Saya’s silence is also a depiction of the context in which unsatisfactory reasons for such seasonal love and separation are not found and unanswered questions about love are not answered. .
The difference is that according to the time and environment, modern youth are living in the role of some shadow and the past.
While the protagonists of the novel are talking about the constitution and the Constituent Assembly around the old Virendra International Conference Center, this story tries to show the latest developments in the country. But the political, strikes and lockouts of the characters at Tribhuvan University may seem a bit irrelevant to the reader as their college life remains untouched.
The issue of Tantalapur sun shining while sweating while proposing love to Saya seems to be unnatural as the winter of Maghpus is decreasing day by day in the same chapter. Where does Tantalapur sun shine in the days of their story of falling in the winter seropher? The sweaty Tantalapur sun only shines in May and June. Didn’t the Nepali dialogue spoken while going to Delhi do justice to the Hindi speaking environment?
While speaking Hindi dialects like ‘Delhi Dur Nahi’, the dialogue translated into Nepali spoken with the characters there does not seem very tasty. Instead, if some of the dialogues were written in Hindi for the present generation who understand and speak Hindi well, would the reader be able to get closer to the environment?
Specialties About The Book
Apart from this, the reader has found it to be a very excellent novel written in simple and sweet colloquial language. A seasonal love story like this one that happens in college today makes the reader laugh out loud. It can also cause tears in the eyes while reading. After reading the book, the reader is eager to find and meet the main female character of the story, Saya. Really, reading college can be a daunting task. For a reader who is not able to read a fast book, reading a book will definitely give a hangover and entertainment equal to watching a fast movie.
Readers who have tasted the English language novels of Indian writer Chetan Bhagat may be reminded of the Chetan style at the beginning and end of the novel.
The thickness of the novel, which is easy to carry in a bag, is not too scary to read. The novel ‘Summer Love’ will be read only after looking at the exterior decoration. This 247-page book, as the publisher says, is easy to read. This second work of Subin Bhattarai will surely win the hearts of the readers soon.