Chetan Bhagat’s “2 States: The Story of My Marriage” – a portrayal of two different cultures

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  • N. Subramaniyan Assistant Professor Department of English, Sir Issac Newton College of Engineering and Technology, Nagapattinam. India

Abstract

The novel 2 States: The Story of My Marriage by Chetan Bhagat is a semi – autobiographical novel. The story is about the marriage between a boy and a girl from two different states which are opposite to each other in their cultural behaviours. The story revolves around the love story of Krish and Ananya who are from Punjab and Chennai respectively, love each other and want to get married. Of course, their parents do not agree. The couple has a tough battle in front of their parents to get themselves married with the permission of their parents. The paper projects how the author has tried his level best to portray the cultures of the two states without hurting anyones’s feelings. The author has also depicted the rituals followed by the two different states’ people. Though they hate each other’s habit and cultures in the beginning, they come to understand each other in the last. Chetan Bhaghat, very amusingly, has portrayed a series of cultural behaviours of Tamil Brahmin and Punjabi and its micro communities which are opposite to each other. He also never failed to project the assaults of the auto drivers in Tamilnadu which he faced. As the story is a true one, we cannot deny any scene from the novel.

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Published

2018-08-28