My True Angel By Irshad Thalakala – A Book Review

My True Angel By Irshad Thalakala – A Book Review

  • Publisher: Invincible Publishers

  • Publication Year: 2018

  • ISBN-10: 9387328201

  • ISBN-13: 978-9387328204

  • Pages: 216

  • Rating: 3.8 on 5


There are only a handful of love stories that have really touched been my heart and My True Angel is one such story. Written by Irshad Thlalakala, the book narrates a sweet tale of finding true love in the backdrop of a burning social issue. The cover page of the book reflects the theme of the book in a simple yet impressive manner.
Iqbal, an engineer from a middle-class Muslim family in Kerala, moves to Bangalore for a job and with the hope of finding his true love. Here he meets Rubina, with whom he falls in love instantly. However, she does not reciprocate his feelings and results in Iqbal losing his job. But his honesty helps him get another job soon, where he meets Payal and again falls in love with her. This time his love is reciprocated but their different religion becomes a hurdle in their union. Iqbal is forced by his parents to get engaged to Naziya, who is rather coy and ignorant and whom Iqbal does not love at all. But then a twist of fate lands Iqbal in a situation where he can choose from the three girls in his life. So who will Iqbal choose and will social and political pressures affect his choice?
Apart from the common flaws then tend to affect the writing of most debutant authors, My True Angel is relatively well written. While the storyline is generally humorous and symbolic, it has its own moments of fun and humor. Despite being well conceptualized, the plot fails to match the depth of the story, but this can be overlooked, considering that it is Irshad’s very first novel. The highlight of the book according to me is the political, religious and social issues that have become a hindrance in the path of love. I wish Irshad all the best for the success of his novel.