Book Review: Mumbai Mornings by Poonam A Chawla

The rhapsody of life!


Book Title: Mumbai Mornings     

Author: Poonam A Chawla

Format: Paperback

Published By: Book Street Publications

No. of pages: 205

Genre: Fiction

What to Expect?

  • Expect a book that dives deep into the memory lane of the characters.
  • Expect a book that depicts a mother-daughter relationship beautifully.
  • Expect a book that explores the nuances of life.
  • Expect a book that will relish the joy and tides of family, bonds, and love among the people.

Who can read?

The book is written in conversational Hindi and can be interpreted by any mid-level reader. The book is also for all those fiction lovers who like light-hearted, emotional stories that talk about people, their feelings, and various stages of relationships.

Mumbai Mornings by Poonam A Chawla
Mumbai Mornings by Poonam A Chawla

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Book Review

Saya, a girl from a middle-class family, moves to America after marriage and comes to her maternal home in Mumbai after a long time. During her stay, she spends most of her time with her mother and talks on her bed in the tiny bedroom of her mother’s flat, trying to relive moments that she missed earlier in the hustle and bustle of time.

She also starts to feel that the intensity gradually declines. But somewhere at the crossroads are the golden vines of true love faltering on the ground of values, and she sees a vibrant campaign of self-discovery, loyalty, and the endless flight of the frantic dreams of a town teenager.

The dark shades of the gullible girl’s downfall, the disappearance of the limits for the pursuit of money, and the increasing crimes all create chaos in her mind, yet she sustains and fights. 

This is a story of the triumph of a gullible girl who stood against vulnerabilities and discrimination.

Grammar & Vocabulary

A very fine and simple language with adequate vocabulary is used in the book.


Writing Style

Author Poonam Chawla has chosen a unique of telling the story of the female protagonist named Saaya. The usual life dimension of a middle-class Indian girl is well played by Saaya. Her feelings, fears, assumptions, and apprehensions are realistic and relatable.

Any married young woman shares a special bond with her mother for various reasons. The warmth she misses after moving with her extended family often reminds her of the warmth she gets from her parents.

These all are beautifully drafted in the story. Author Poonam Chawla used words as a canvas to aesthetically describe life with the stories that pop as the book progresses.

What did I like?

1. The plot.

2. Mother-daughter relationship.

3. The language and font.

What could have been better?

The story is an ala carte of emotions and virtues. It has no drawbacks and is perfect in shape.

Entertainment Quotient

Mumbai Mornings by Poonam A Chawla is perfect for reading on a lazy day with a cup of coffee and a paper towel, as the nuances will mellow down the mind and turn them into sweet tears.

Pick it if

  • You like contemporary Hindi fiction
  • You want to read an emotional story

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