I Too Had A Love Story : Book Review

About the book

  • Title : I Too Had A Love Story
  • Author : Ravinder Singh
  • Genre : Romance
  • Year of publishing : 2008
  • Number of pages : 213

About the author

Ravinder Singh is an Indian software engineer and author of nine novels – I too had a love story, Can love happen twice? , Like it happened yesterday, Love stories that touched my heart, Tell me a love story, Your dreams are mine now, This love that feels right, Will you still love me , The Belated Bachelor Party.

Singh’s debut novel is based on his real-life incident when he met a girl, how his romance flourished and then how it came to an unfortunate end , before he could propose marriage to her.

After six- month search, an editing team sent the manuscript to the publisher Sristhi, who published the book.

“After the unfortunate incident, I was looking for a reason to live. And I started to pen down the moments I had been through.”

“I can’t deny that. I had to go back in time, close my eyes, relive the moments, tears rolled down and I wrote the words.”

Analysis of the book

“I Too Had A Love Story” is an English autobiographical novel written by Ravinder Singh. This was the debut novel of the author and was first published in 2008 by Srishti Publishers, in 2012 it was republished by Penguin India.

The book remained in the best-sellers list in Indian even after 6 years of its first publication.

This book is the real- life story of Ravinder Singh and this book is a simple and honest story. This book gives a heart- wrenching story which brings tears in eyes at the end.

“She died. I survived.

Because I survived, I died everyday.

I was bound by my stars to live a lonely life. Without her, I felt so alone. Though the fact is that it’s just she who is gone and everything else is the same. But this ‘everything else’ is nothing to me …”

Summary of the story

The story starts with the reunion of four friends in Kolkata. Ravin, the main protagonist of the story, along with his three college friends named Happy, Manpreet, and Amardeep have a reunion where they enjoy together after a long time. There they discuss that what they are going to do in their future and Happy suggests Ravin to create an account in the matrimonial site .

Ravin after returning to Bhubaneswar, where he used to work in Infosys, he created an account in a matrimonial site and after a few days, he gets a call from a girl named Khushi from the matrimonial site. After that both of them started talking and chatting all day long and became good friends.

Then slowly they realised that they were in love with each other. Ravin has to go abroad from some work but before that he went to meet Khushi and her parents. Again after returning to India, he visited Khushi and both of them decides to get engaged.

Then both Khushi and Ravin’s parents met with each other and fixed their engagement on 14th February. It was Khushi’s idea about the date because she wanted to become both girlfriend and fiancé of Ravin on Valentine’s Day. But three days before their engagement Khushi met with a serious accident and even after all treatments and everyone’s prayers she didn’t survive.

Her death left Ravin totally heartbroken and nothing excited him anymore . He can’t think of anything and was totally shattered.

Conclusion

Ravin lost his everything when he lost his Khushi. He suddenly became emotionless and there was nothing normal in his life anymore. He can’t find happiness in anything anymore. He went into a state of depression. For him, his life meant nothing without Khushi.

“NOT everyone in this world has the fate to cherish the fullest form of love.

some are born ,just to experience the abbreviation of it.”

“someday you might be sad, when you might wish to talk to me but i might not able to do so.”

https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/7364012-i-too-had-a-love-story