Sethji by Shobhaa De – Book Summary
I happened to be part of the book launch of Shobhaa De’s latest book titled Sethji and overall, the plot of the book seemed quite interesting to me. Sethji by Shobhaa De marks the return of this well-known socialite writing fiction books again so it’s going to be quite interesting to see what she can come up with.
The book is primarily set in Mumbai, Bihar and Delhi and explores the vicious circle and nexus between politics, business and Bollywood. Of course, Bollywood is her forte but to bring together the 3 biggest talking points in India and carve it into a story is something very few authors have attempted before. But with the current upheaval in Indian politics, I think she’s bang on with the timing of this book, which will also explore the emergence of youth in Indian politics.
Below is a short excerpt and summary of this new book by Shobhaa De:
“Sethji is the head of the ABSP, a crucial coalition partner in the government. Shrewd, ruthless and an inveterate fighter, he is a man who refuses to play by any moral codes or lose a single battle. Easing his way is Amrita, his ravishing and aloof daughter-in-law who guards her own secrets. But when two of the country’s most powerful men team up to challenge Sethji, the wily old politician has to fight the deadliest battle of his life a battle in which he must stake everything.
The one person he is forced to trust is Amrita, a woman who gives nothing away, not even to Sethji!
Exposing the dark, venal heart of Indian politics, Sethji by Shobhaa De is a powerful novel about ambition, greed and above all trust. Gripping, revelatory and absolutely unputdownable, this is De at her dazzling best…”
This is Shobhaa De’s seventeenth book and joins the list of her other bestsellers such as Superstar India and Starry Nights. She also writes some really nice columns in leading newspapers and is known for her outspoken views, some of which do create some controversy from time to time.
Sethji by Shobhaa De – Release Date of the Book
When Penguin publishers announced the impending launch of this book, there was a lot of speculation surrounding the release date and most people expected this book to come out sometime early next year.
So it’s kind of good news for all her fans because Sethji by Shobhaa De is instead going to be releasing sometime by the end of October, 2012
I did try contacting Shobhaa regarding the exact release date but unfortunately, she doesn’t have an official Facebook fan page (instead you can read her official blog here) but I’m assuming the book will be out sometime around 25th October, 2012
Sethji by Shobhaa De – Price and Best Place to Buy
Sethji by Shobhaa De marks the return of this famous personality writing fiction after 13 years and all those who’re looking forward to this book need to wait just a little bit longer. However, the good news is that you can pre-order tour copy of this book from online bookstores like Flipkart which is offering an amazing 30% Discount on this book so make sure you take advantage of this great offer.
The MRP of this latest fiction book by Shobhaa De is INR 250 but thanks to the nice 30% discount that Flipkart is offering, you can buy this book at a special price of INR 175.
In my personal opinion, Flipkart is the best place to buy not just this book but all kinds of books because of the great discounts as well as their excellent delivery and overall service.
Sethji by Shobhaa De – Book Trailer
Although there is no official book trailer of Sethji by Shobhaa De, you can see this latest interview where Shobhaa De talks about writing fiction after 13 years!