Novel – Mumtaz and Taj Mahal
Writer – Pravin Anand
Publication Year – 2018
Published by – Leadstart Corp
NTR Rating – 3.5/5

Reading historical fiction is certainly not my prerogative. However, I have read a few of them and this time, I was said to read and review on contemporary novelist’s work – Mumtaz and Taj Mahal. This novel has been written by Pravin Anand, the writer of three novels and a few short stories as well as newspaper columns. It came as a pleasant surprise to me because the author is serving the people as the BDO in a city in UP. His novels have been well-received among the youths and young readers of modern fiction. So, let’s get into the details and opinions about this novel.

Why should you read it?
The first thing that strikes the mind is the language used by writer. Mumtaz and Taj Mahal has been written in such a simple language that it further increases the base of novelist’s audience. Anyone even with elementary comprehension skills can read and digest this novel by Pravin Anand. The second thing that might interest the readers in this novel is its simplicity – a straightforward plot, meaning business, and a very pointed theme – love between Mumtaz and Shahjahan, that’s it. The author did not move an inch from the basic idea of the novel. Pravin has made this historical tale of Mumtaz, a beautiful lady and Shahjahan, a king, into an interesting novel that will tell the people how did they meet and how they spent rest of the life after marrying each other. The romantic instances between them have been dramatised by the novelist to add further interest in the novel. Another important thing that I might tell you is the length of this novel which is notably worth. It does not protract the concept which cannot be protracted. So, these are the points that might inspire the readers to read this work.

Why should you avoid it?
Well, if you are an experienced reader and you understand the gravity of a historical piece of fiction, you might well vouch for a dignified language and a setting which comprises more than two central characters. This novel is not following those golden expectations of experienced readers. I will go to an extent to say that Mumtaz and Taj Mahal might well be written putting the younger audience in view. That’s why we see these things lacking. That lacking is purely proportional to what a reader expects from a book – if you expect something extraordinary, you should leave this work untouched.

The Conclusion:
Mumtaz and Taj Mahal by Pravin Anand is a novel that opens for everybody and ends for those readers who want to continue reading a simple tale of love, love of Mumtaz that gave us the Taj Mahal! So, if you are a young reader and want to know more about Mumtaz and Shahjahan, you MUST read this novel. If you are a reader who is experienced and who knows all about Taj and the story behind this monument, you can well read something else. That’s my assumption and my suggestion to the readers.

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review by Sushant for NovelsToRead

Mumtaz and Taj Mahal
  • NTR Rating


A very well written novel in simple language with a simple historical plot for the simple readers of simple fiction! 

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