[☆ Haveli || Ì PDF Download by ↠ Zeenat Mahal] #2020

  • Title: Haveli
  • Author: Zeenat Mahal
  • ISBN: 9781927826027
  • Page: 500
  • Format: ebook

  • Haveli By Zeenat Mahal It s the 1970 s in Jalalabad, an erstwhile princely state in Pakistan Chandni is a self proclaimed cynic and prefers to be called C An orphan brought up by her domineering grandmother, a.k.a The Broad, C is rebellious, quick witted and stunningly beautiful.When Taimur, a.k.a Alpha Male, enters the closed universe of the haveli, he is smitten, but he ll never admit it.It s the 1970 s in Jalalabad, an erstwhile princely state in Pakistan Chandni is a self proclaimed cynic and prefers to be called C An orphan brought up by her domineering grandmother, a.k.a The Broad, C is rebellious, quick witted and stunningly beautiful.When Taimur, a.k.a Alpha Male, enters the closed universe of the haveli, he is smitten, but he ll never admit it The stakes get higher when the father, who had so cruelly abandoned her at birth, returns and C s dream of reuniting with him becomes a reality But now she has to choose between her father and his hand picked groom on the one side, and Alpha Male and The Broad on the other.
    Zeenat Mahal
    Zeenat Mahal is the 1 bestselling romance author of She Loves Me He Loves Me Not, Haveli, The Accidental Fiancee, Twice Upon a Time, The Historian and the Hunter and The Contract She has an MFA in creative writing from Kingston University London She writes and teaches creative writing in Lahore She likes to stay in touch with her readers via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

    Haveli By Zeenat Mahal


    2.5 starsA chiclit dealing with the angst of a beautiful, affluent 20 year old girl with green eyes, an orphan brought up by her Hitlerish maternal grandmother She has a crush on an older widower, and then meets up with a handsome young, brash guy who rubs her the wrong wayd then her long gone father makes an appearance with another young man and the comedy of suitors starts, with a sinister touch.The first half was much better than the latter half Initially a 4 star material, the book soon dete [...]

    Shuchi Kalra
    The first thing about Haveli that intrigued me was its setting Pakistan in the 1970s I have never read a book by a Pakistani author and I know little or nothing about the culture next door so I was naturally curious Zeenat describes the era with such flair that none of it seems strange or alien But the high point of the story is the spunky C she is witty, bratty, strong willed, sarcastic but completely lovable I have to admit, I have a thing for raw, roguish heroes too and Taimur fit the bill pe [...]

    Reet Singh
    I loved this book L.O.V.E.D it I wanted to be the one who had written it Zeenat Mahal, you are so irreverent you have a naughty, cheeky, humorous voice I kept grinning even took my Kindle to work in case I got a minute during out patients, just so I could get back to the sexy sparring between C and Alpha male I didn t get time, sadly, but I did finish it this morning, and couldn t wait to tell you how much I loved C, what with all her name calling And what an adorable rogue Heathcliff turned Dar [...]

    A charming little romance which is set in the recent past Pakistan in the seventies, to be precise Chandni has been somewhat over protected by her maternal grandmother in the crumbling haveli palace which is their family s ancestral home They are, as you might have guessed, erstwhile Indo Pak royalty Young, beautiful and extremely well read and educated due to rigorous home tutoring, Chandni longs for the love and affection of the father she has never known He seems, her father, to have been som [...]

    Roopa Raveendran Menon
    Zeenat Mahal s Haveli belongs to its protagonist C, a stunning, sassy 20 year old with a strong mind of her own She has a delicious Scarlet O Hara bite to her that makes her absolutely unforgettable As for Taimur Alpha Male, sigh The reader is clearly left gasping before his smouldering, roguish charm Superb characterization aside, another stand out is Zeenat Mahal s style she uses the stream of consciousness narrative style with such flair and mastery that it takes this book to another level al [...]

    Sara Saif
    Er What the actual hell I really thought this would be better than The Accidental Fiance LOL, NAH This was worse I ve read some really good books this past month so this feeling of absolute loathing and disgust is something fresh I m relishing it.I had expectations They re making fun of me right now.Reasons why this was mostly shit 1.There is a thing called trying too hard It was insufferably suffering from it This is the crux of the matter Everything, the protagonist, the love interest, the che [...]

    This is the second book I ve read by Zeenat Mahal In Haveli which is set in 1971.We are introduced to a twenty year old, green eyed Chandni or as she prefers herself to be called C I hated my name It made me sound like some prostitute from Pakeezah She lives in Gulaab Mahal with her grandmother The Broad Zaitoon Begum, the widow of the last Nawab of Jalalabad who wants to see her become a lady and marry someone respectable I was convinced she was born from Satan s rib She was always watching, li [...]

    Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff)
    njkinnysblog 2015 06 bHaving already read and loved The Contract by Zeenat Mahal, I already loved the author s writing style The Contract had a strong and sensual romance to do with strong feelings that any physical acts and this was what had me loving Zeenat Mahal s style But when I read Haveli, I realized that she has so much to offer I absolutely loved the romance, the feisty heroine, the struggles that she threw to make the story appealing and the whole emotional play that had my heart so [...]

    Lemon Review
    Originally posted on The Lemon ReviewLemon Reviewer Lindsey I m always on the lookout for new fiction that pushes the boundaries of what I typically read Recently, I had the opportunity to do just that with Haveli, by Zeenat Mahal Haveli is a novella set in 1970 s Pakistan This intrigued me because a though I love learning about different cultures, I literally know next to nothing about Pakistan and b most romance novels I come across have current, futuristic, or regency era time periods Haveli [...]

    Haveli is the tale of a twenty year old Pakistani girl, Chandni, born into an Nawabi family Desserted by her father and left by her heart broken mother in the care of her grandmother Zaitoon Begum, the widow of the last Nawab of Jalalabad, she grew up home schooled just as a princess would have With romantic and dreamy notions of the happily every after she fell in love with a man twice her age Kunwar Rohail Khanzada But then came into her life a man who didn t seem to be left in awe of her char [...]

    This was a short and sweet novella that I would ask everyone to take an hour off to read.Set in an older era of 1970s, we are provided with an outlook on the many facets of a strong willed Pakistani woman s life.I was expecting a rather conservative and a serious story based on the backdrop of the novella, but what I got absolutely left me giddy with delight I really liked the sassy and spunky heroine her headstrong and impulsive nature might make her appear a little bratty, but her sensitive s [...]

    I ve tried to gather a range of different types of books for my first ever official reading challenge One day, I decided I want to include something by an author from my homeland after days and days of searching, I stumbled upon Haveli there was something about the name that intrigued me so, I bought it immediately and I m so glad I did My first ever anything by a Pakistani author When I found it, I was ecstatic when I read it, I couldn t put it down when it ended, I was like nooooooo Although t [...]

    Fast paced love story with lots of humour and an awesome heroine who will give Elizabeth Bennett a run for her money.

    Check out this review at rubinaramesh The story starts with the relationship between Chandni and her grandmother, whom she lovingly calls The Broad This is enough to hook the readers till the end of the story It s hilarious how the author brings out the humor, as well as the conflicting emotion, between the granddaughter and the grandmother Chandni is an orphan, whose mother had died while waiting for her husband to return She is brought up by her grandmother and turns out to be a saucy young wo [...]

    Pratikshya Mishra
    Set in the 1970 s in the town of Jalalabad, Pakistan, Haveli is a witty humorous contemporary novella by Zeenat Mahal It narrates Chandini s story from her point of view her childhood and upbringing at her strict influential maternal grandmother Zaitoon Begum, the widow of the last Nawab of Jalalabad her romantic fantasies for Kunwar Rohail who is almost twice her age her war of words with Taimur, the guy she s attracted to the return of her estranged father after 20 long years and the change of [...]

    I read Accidental fiance and The contract by Zeenat Mahal But this is way too good I was grinning throughout the book This is just fantastic , Not only the plot , characters butalso the writing style is different good different Chandni aka C is abandoned by her father and hence is brought by her strict grandmother whom Chandni fondly calls The broad Bride of Satan She is secretly in love with a Man , 20 years his senior and wants to get married to him eventually , ONLY Then comes Alpha male Taim [...]

    Sumeetha Manikandan
    I was hooked on to the book right from the line the Broad makes an appearance Chandini who prefers to be called C is a beautiful wilful child abandoned by her father She wants to marry Kunwar, on whom she has a big crush but her grandmother s choice of groom is Taimur, whom she loves to hate Too add to her confusion, her long absent father makes an appearance and not alone He too has a groom for her.I love the descriptive style of Zeenat Mahal s writing It is so lucid that I felt as if I was wat [...]

    Shilpa Garg
    I loved reading Haveli and that s because of the witty, humorous and intelligent expression of the author Zeenat s style of writing is very engaging and lucid Assigning nicknames to the various characters is an interesting approach The literary conversations between Chandni and Taimur are entertaining Haveli is a short breezy romance with charming characters, a fast paced storyline with funny and quick witted dialogues This is one novella, that I would love to re read again Haveli is definitely [...]

    Yamini Vijendran
    Zeenat Mahal is the name to watch out for, that is a given The attitude in the narration is just juicy It breaks a lot of stereotypes, about the people, about the era and about writing itself I loved the way literary characters moved in and out of Zeenat s world And the sheer command over the language that Zeenat exhibits is in itself a treat I commend Zeenat for having created a masterpiece.

    4.5 5 starssankshvet 2014 02

    Deepali Joshi
    Haveli though the name sounds spooky is a beautiful tale of a smart and witty Pakistani Punjabi girl who finds herself in odd situation almost all the times I am not sure you could use cute as an adjective for books, but that is exactly what comes to mind when I think about Haveli After reading murder mysteries and war stories for a long time now, this entertaining story with Bollywood style twists felt refreshing Chandani or C as she likes to call herself, is a teen aged girl brought up in a re [...]

    Priyanka Batra Harjai
    Haveli is a story about the heir of a Haveli of Nawabs in Pakistan It is about a girl Chandini a.k.a C who has a sanctified lineage.The story starts as we experience a sweet and salty rapport between a culturally rich grandmother Zaitoon Beigum a.k.a Broad and a saucy granddaughter Chandini Moving a little back to the times of yore, her father abandoned Chandini and later she lost her mother also, both during her infancy and since then felt the agony of being a forsaken kid She wants to marry Ku [...]

    Rekha Seshadri
    Haveli transports you to the world of the privileged class in 1970 s Pakistan.Etiquette and excellence are the cornerstones of the widow of the last Nawab of Jalalabad Bi Amma s life Her home schooled grandchild Chandni aka C struggles with the demands of her elitist society Abandoned by her father Nameless, motherless C finds affection in her half brother Zafar another of her father s castaways but it s never quite enough The green eyed beauty has her share of admirers but sets her sight on an [...]

    Ruchi Singh
    What comes to mind with a setting of 1971, nawabs and haveli Iridescent chandeliers, flowing gharara, shimmering dupattas, tinkling bangles, and an intense, magnetic hero, each of these things came alive for me from the first page when C starts to pour tea under the watchful eyes of The Broad.Intrigued Well s a must read.Chandni, our well read protagonist, is an innocent girl abandoned by her father, who tries to handle life on her own terms But is she able to understand the wicked ways of the w [...]

    Ipshita Ranjana
    The first thing which attracted me to Haveli was its cheeky blur.I could not wait to find out about Chandni and the choice she makes.Who could resist a story set in 1970 s and that too amid all those nawabs.So I dived in and enjoyed every moment.Chandni is a strong,independent heroine who is full of spunk.She is sarcastic when the situation calls and so full of life.I loved her wit and not a single moment with her was even close to dull.She has her moments of uncertainty and confusion as she st [...]

    Shweta Ganesh Kumar
    Zeenat Mahal s Haveli is all about old world charm and romance in the truest sense of the word Despite the setting and the era though, the heroine of Haveli, C is a firebrand a lovable, fiercely stubborn and outspoken girl Mistaking the throes of her first crush as true love, she fails to recognize the actual thing when it stares at her in the face from another set of piercing eyes.So beautifully written, I could see the entire story story play out in my mind s eye with one of my favourite India [...]

    Kate Sherwood
    I really liked the setting, but I didn t really buy the romance And the hero was way too overbearing I mean, I wanted to read the book to add to my understanding of a different culture, but I hope the hero ISN T representative of the men of that culture any than the alpha hole heroes in some western romances are representative of our men.So, high marks for the setting, medium marks for the heroine, low marks for the hero.

    Haveli is the story of Chandni The story is set in 1971 in Pakistan The characters are well developed and the plot is interesting There is drama, emotions, humour and suspense all rolled into one story The book is humourous and the names that C gives to people are actually very funny I finished it off in one sitting as the book is short, crisp and unputdownable.Highly recommendedre on wp p3cEWT hw

    Jigar Doshi
    Strong willed, fierce, independent, well read and sarcastic Chandini refers to call herself C Taimur, a suitor selected by her grandmother, is not only equal to her but often gets better of her She hates him He loves her Include the return of the father who had abandoned her long ago, makes this novella a complete drama.Romance, humor, battle of wits and lots of emotions Makes for a perfect read.Whole review here jigar doshi 2014 07 haveli

    Deleciously written, endearing characters loved it all the way

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