The same lifestyle which makes you happy for many years, may make you feel bored after some time because things become too familiar and you begin to crave for something different. The book The Great Depression of the 40s by Rupa Gulab interprets the life of working couples in a humorous manner. The people approaching the middle age start questioning the meaning of their lives and their own decisions they made so easily early in their lives.
Caught On the Wrong Foot
The Great Depression of the 40s by Rupa Gulab revolves around the journalist Mantra who leaves her job to experience the joy of retirement without a nursing attendant following her. The fate catches her on the wrong foot as there is complete meltdown happening all around and her lack of politics skills making it difficult for her to go up the corporate ladder.
Life in a Flux
Her husband Veer has also fallen victim to the corporate rat race. Her sister in law Anjali meets her college sweetheart and she starts feeling the passion for him again. They are looking to infuse fresh lease of life into their lives and they start with new fitness regimes, extra marital affairs, lies and sex.
The Next Generation Is Smarter
The book The Great Depression of the 40s by Rupa Gulab captures the life of next generation well. The modern couples also do not like the thought of parenthood and they convince themselves they are doing better in their relationships because they do not have the added relationship of having children. They also end up acting as mentors to children of other people, and get so close at times even the real parents start feeling uncomfortable. The next generation is much smarter in the way that they know how to extract the best from their own parents and the opportunities. As the harsh world reality kicks in, they realize they are mere observers.
The modern men and women grew amidst tremendous parental and peer pressure, and around decisions and rules made by others they had to abide by, and now they feel incomplete due to too much pruning and sizing that went on in their earlier years. Mantra is just like common modern city women who has many professional achievements to her credit though she feels incomplete as a homemaker.
Easy and Fluent Style of Writing
The author Rupa Gulab of the book The Great Depression of the 40s captures the looseness of the urban relationships very well, especially the city values systems and language. The futility of it all is evident in excessive smoking and drinking these people indulge in to counter the day to day frustrations of life. The author Rupa Gulab has an easy and fluent style of writing which beautifully records the method behind all this madness.