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It s thes 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, aka The Broad, C is rebellious, quick witted and stunningly beautifulWhen Taimur, aka 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


10 thoughts on “Haveli

  1. Ronak Gajjar Ronak Gajjar says:

    Was this a book A joke A prank on my brain cells Then not funny at all Therefore, it was that I read blurb after reading the so called Book and it was supposed to be ROMANCE Funny part No relevance between title and the storyGood girls wore red lipstick only after they were marriedConcept 1.0 5.0Execution 0.0 5.0 Characters Bespoken 0.0 5.0Cover 1.0 5.0 Overall 0.5 5.0So, the story begins with An orphan girl named Chandni who btw hates her name struggles to mov Was this a book A joke A prank on my brain cells Then not funny at all Therefore, it was that I read blurb after reading the so called Book and it was supposed to be ROMANCE Funny part No relevance between title and the storyGood girls wore red lipstick only after they were marriedConcept 1.0 5.0Execution 0.0 5.0 Characters Bespoken 0.0 5.0Cover 1.0 5.0 Overall 0.5 5.0So, the story begins with An orphan girl named Chandni who btw hates her name struggles to move forward in life toughy exterior and soft interior shit stuff She thinks rebelling is solution to the life issues so does stupid things calls the opponent ones which Emily Bronte s novel character names like that is supposed to be so mature and interesting and irritating Alpha Male Taimur I mean male protagonist girl does mistakes boy kept correcting them girl kept into getting troubles boy saved her everytime.Chandni was so excited and depressed imagine at the same times when she found her father was cheating her though you could literally sense it from first page itself the way he behaves around her Worst part Chandni was lusting after a 40 year old idiot I am not trying to judgemental here but the way it is portrayed it s tacky I mean how far you can go to seduce or grab his attention P.S If I knew it was a love story IF


  2. Em*bedded-in-books* Em*bedded-in-books* says:

    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 wayand 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 boo 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 wayand 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 deteriorated into 3, and then 2 stars.Recommended only to hard core romantics


  3. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg says:

    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 defi 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 a must read Detailed review


  4. Shuchi Kalra Shuchi Kalra says:

    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 t 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 perfectly Loved the fireworks between the two and the exchange of literary insults was quite an interesting addition Zeenat comes across as a nuanced author with a unique voice that is both humorous and engaging A charming, fast paced romance with well sketched characters and a tight storyline definitely recommended


  5. Reet Singh Reet Singh says:

    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 t 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 Darcy is, and how patient The punctuation was a bit off, but it didn t detract because of all the other plus es..Must, MUST read


  6. Maria Maria says:

    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 b 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 something of a heartbreaker, a life destroyer even Even before Chandni s late mother died when she was a baby, pining for the man she had loved and been abandoned by, the same man had already loved and left the mother of Chandni s elder brother Zafar to a similar fate Zafar s mother had had the wherewithal to deposit her child in the home of her successor before succumbing to her fate.Chandni s overpowering grandmother has planned out her life and even chosen her husband, but Chandni, with the candid innocence or is it ignorance that is the characteristic of the young and naive, fails to see that her grandmother works only out of love and concern for her granddaughter The old lady doesn t do less for Zafar either, although he s not her grandson So when Chandni s father appears out of the blue, protesting his helplessness in the past and his true love for his daughter, Chandni is thoroughly charmed It doesn t seem to occur strange to her that her father shows absolutely no concern for her brother As the reader and other members of Chandni s circle look on helplessly, Chandni seems to be drawn to her father s love, affection and approval as a moth is drawn to a flame She even mindlessly accepts the rather shallow fianc her father has produced for her, as a magician produces a rabbit out of a hat.I enjoyed this unusual story, which kept me guessing right up to the end A sweet romance with sparkling dialogue and a gallant hero Just my favourite type of read I look forward tofrom this worthy author.I received a review copy of this work in return for an honest review.Published By Indireads


  7. Roopa Raveendran Menon Roopa Raveendran Menon says:

    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 l 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 altogether One thing is for certain Zeenat s book will thoroughly satisfy readers scoping for literary nuances as well as those looking for a charming, heady romance with refreshing, well etched characters Overall an unputdownable and compelling read


  8. Sara Saif Sara Saif says:

    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, th 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 chemistry, the plot, the dialogue, the writing, the author, tried and spectacularly failed to be something they clearly weren t, a.k.a, good The result was a disjointed mess that was thoroughly unconvincing and downright pretentious.2.Chandni was a TERRIBLE protagonist She was overwhelmingly pompous and full of herself One second she was harping on about being bold and sarcastic, the next she was practically hiccupping in front of his royal hotness and questioning his advances by thinking about her religious and cultural constraints She wore sultry dresses to woo the object of her affections then declared that her life wasn t all about a man She repeatedly stated that her grandmother was a horrible person and I repeatedly found evidence to the contrary Even when the entire situation was screaming CAUTION, YOUR RECENTLY MATERIALIZED FATHER IS AN A HOLE, she closed her eyes to it and continued to believe it just to spite everybody The girl lacked self respect and some major mental and emotional development 20 year olds DO NOT just accept their absentee fathers They question them, show their anger and that it was wrong to abandon them It takes some time for the actual reconciliation Or so I thought.3.I cannot, for the life of me, fathom what the was it between Chandni and Taimur Was it love NOPE Was there any chemistry NADA Was it lust BULLSEYE That s what it was For all their bickering misogynist sexual taunts on his part and incessant throwing of literary references and hiccupping on hers, I hated their guts and felt zero connection between them.4.Is it a possible for a book centered on romance to become impossibly, unbearably so Yes, yes it is Everything, animate or inanimate, was written to hint at sex It made my blood boil There are other things that counteract this or rather make it pleasant and enjoyable, like a loveable protagonist, strong character relationships, a convincing plot, a moving dialogue Since there was none of that, what was left was his sexy eyes repeatedly , I saw two birds at it , the marriage has to be consummated , BLAH after effing BLAH Right now, I m extremely grateful for the fact that editors exist to cut short things like these. 5.This was set in 1971 In Pakistan When women wore ghagras and saris as their daily attire, people talked in Aadaabs and apparently, according to this book, were sex crazed and totally ignorant of their moral values.6.The Alpha Male or as I like to call him, the most unappealing and foul fictional love interest ever It all sounds very hot and romantic when the hero makes passionate claims of owning the heroine and making her his Believe me, it does But this guy managed to sound like a total uncultured assclown I hated the dude Period.7.The plot wasn t well thought out, that s for sure The second the characters got married and most importantly, kissed, the END What about her jerk of a father What about his co conspirator How was the family going to deal with them Was Chandni even going to confront him about it I ll tell you No, she was not because her life s goal was achieved Nothing else mattered Not to her, not to the writer So, in conclusion, it wasn t even wrapped up satisfactorily God What did I just read My Feelings Summed Up Whatever she was trying to sell, I didn t buy it.P.S The Haveli in the story plays no significant part whatsoever so I cannot imagine why it was named after it in the first place


  9. Nikita (Njkinny& Nikita (Njkinny& says:

    already read and loved The Contract by Zeenat Mahal, I already loved the author s writing style The Contract had a strong and sensual romanceto 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 muchto offer I absolutely loved the romance, the feisty heroine, the struggles that she threw to make the storyappealing and the whole em already read and loved The Contract by Zeenat Mahal, I already loved the author s writing style The Contract had a strong and sensual romanceto 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 muchto offer I absolutely loved the romance, the feisty heroine, the struggles that she threw to make the storyappealing and the whole emotional play that had my heart soaring and then also wrenching as I happily followed the heroine, Chandni.The cover is nice but I think it could have beenappealing to complement the stunning story The blurb is interesting and will interest the readers.The author s writing style is balanced She writes simply sometimes and then suddenly throws in the flair to go along with the story which is noteworthy She flawlessly recreates the Pakistani high society culture of the 1970 s with all its pomp and show There are royal descendants, big Palaces Haveli , the royal etiquette and manners and then the clash of the old with the modern.The characterization is admirable I loved the bratty, spoilt but still naive with a heart of gold and a mouth so foul that it can singe you, heroine, Chandni Her craving for love, belonging and acceptance had me teary eyed She has created a wall of brattiness around her so she can hide her true soft and loving self Taimur had me swooning and falling in love with him His maturity and yet the knack of rubbing Chandni the wrong way put so much fun in the story They bickered but still felt attracted towards each other and their chemistry is hot Chandni s grandmother who she calls The Broad remained an enigma to me She is strict but still one can see that she loves Chandni and although she never shows it but cares for her well being The other characters are also a varied mix of personalities and very entertaining to watch All the characters in this book are people I loved meeting and learning from The author truly has the knowledge of human character which she shows here by creating a variety of characters with different personalities.The story moves quickly and I loved the whole experience C aka Chandni s journey of finding her true self is funny, thrilling, sad but very entertaining The romance is hot, conflict filled with many memorable moments.While I completely loved the book, I still felt that the ending left a few queries in my mind like What happened to the absconding but then returned Father What happened when everything came to light in front of him Were the differences between C and her brother resolved All in all, Haveli is an entertaining and a memorable book that I can re read again 4.5 out of 5 to it and strongly recommended to everyone Had the end left me completely satisfied, I would have happily given it 5 stars Zeenat is a talented author and I look forward to readingof her work in the future


  10. Lemon Review Lemon Review says:

    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 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 is about Chandni, an heiress, who has a modern way of thinking for her time and culture She s feisty, intelligent, and determined to get what she wants even if what she wants is a man who s about two decades her senior In her pursuit, however, she comes across Taimur, the son of a much loved friend of the family Immediately, Chandni pegs him as an Alpha Male and frequently refers to him as such throughout the novella Taimur is apparently wealthy, obviously cocky, and, according to Chandni, too perfect Taimur immediately picks up on Chandni s pursuit of the older man, and find it amusing to no end However, Taimur knows something that she doesn t their betrothal is imminent There are a lot of things to like about Haveli aside from the fact that it s something different There s a decidedly Austen esque tone to the novel where Chandni and Taimur are not unlike Elizabeth and Mr Darcy The story is well written, colorful with fun dialogue, and even some intrigue once Chandni s long lost father comes into the plot There were, however, a few things I had some trouble with Having little to no prior knowledge of the Pakistani culture, I would have really loved to see part of that embellished on There were a few points in the novel where I had to remind myself that the culture there and then was different from anything I m used to Additionally, there were references to what I m assuming are traditional Pakistani items or clothing that went right over my head a glossary in the beginning or end would have been a great add.Overall, I found it to be a very enjoyable read Chandni, though at times a little frustrating in her naivet , was a realistic character who s occasional caustic but saucy dialogue makes you wonder just what she ll say to Taimur next In terms of citrus, you re looking at a very respectable orange Though Austen might have taken pause with some of Chandni s wardrobe options, I think she would whole heartedly approve of the buildup to the romance between Chandni and Taimur who turns out to be a respectable gentleman even Mr Darcy would approve of