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2 States : The Story of My Marriage by Chetan Bhagat

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Chetan BhagatThis Diwali Chetan Bhagat is coming up with his fourth novel “2 States : The Story of My Marriage”. It is expected to be released by end of October 2009. Its story is inspired from a real story of Chetan Bhagat and his wife Anusha who are from Delhi and Tamil nadu respectively. It is a love story about a Punjabi boy and a Tamilian girl. Krish and Ananya are from two different states of India, deeply in love and want to get married. Their parents don’t agree and the couple have a tough battle to get married with the consent of their parents. This is the first book of Chetan Bhagat which draws a lot of inspiration from my his life and also he has written this novel after quitting his high paying job at a financial investment bank.

Synopsis ::

Love marriages around the world are simple:

Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy.
They get married.

In India, there are a few more steps:

Boy loves Girl. Girl loves Boy.
Girl’s family has to love boy. Boy’s family has to love girl.
Girl’s Family has to love Boy’s Family. Boy’s family has to love girl’s family.
Girl and Boy still love each other. They get married.

Welcome to 2 States, a story about Krish and Ananya. They are from two different states of India, deeply in love and want to get married. Of course, their parents don’t agree. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple have a tough battle in front of them. For it is easy to fight and rebel, but it is much harder to convince. Will they make it?

Cover Picture ::

2 State the story of my marriage

Read Prologue ::

“Why am I referred here? I don’t have a problem,” I said.
She didn’t react. Just gestured that I remove my shoes and take the couch. She had an office like any other doctor’s, minus the smells and cold, dangerous instruments.
She waited for me to talk more. I hesitated and spoke again.
“I’m sure people come here with big, insurmountable problems. Girlfriends dump their boyfriends everyday. Hardly the reason to see a shrink, right? What am I, a psycho?”
“No, I am the psycho. Psychotherapist to be precise. If you don’t mind, I prefer that to shrink,” she said.
“Sorry,” I said.
“It’s OK,” she said and reclined on her chair. No more than thirty, she seemed young for a shrink, sorry, psychotherapist. Certificates from top US universities adorned the walls like tiger heads in a hunter’s home. Yes, another South Indian had conquered the world of academics. Dr. Neeta Iyer, Valedictorian, Vassar College.
“I charge five hundred rupees per hour,” she said. “Stare at the walls or talk. I’m cool either way.”
I had spent twelve minutes, or a hundred bucks, without getting anywhere. I wondered if she would accept a partial payment and let me leave.
“Dr. Iyerโ€ฆ”
“Neeta is fine,” she said.
“OK, Neeta, I don’t think my problem warrants this. I don’t know why Dr. Ramachandran sent me here.”
She picked my file from her desk. “Let’s see. This is Dr. Ram’s brief to me – patient has sleep deprivation, has cut off human contact for a week, refuses to eat, has Google-searched on best ways to commit suicide.” She paused and looked at me with raised eyebrows.
“I Google for all sorts of stuff,” I mumbled, “don’t you?”
“The report says the mere mention of her name, her neighbourhood or any association, like her favourite dish, brings out unpredictable emotions ranging from tears to rage to frustration.”
“I had a break-up. What do you expect?” I was irritated.
“Sure, with Ananya who stays in Mylapore. What’s her favourite dish? Curd rice?”
I sat up straight. “Don’t,” I said weakly and felt a lump in my throat. I fought back tears. “Don’t,” I said again.
“Don’t what?” Neeta egged me on, “Minor problem, isn’t it?”
“Fuck minor. It’s killing me.” I stood agitatedly. “Do you South Indians even know what emotions are all about?”
“I’ll ignore the racist comment. You can stand and talk, but if it is a long story, take the couch. I want it all,” she said.
I broke into tears. “Why did this happen to me?” I sobbed.
She passed me a tissue.
“Where do I begin?” I said and sat gingerly on the couch.
“Where all love stories begin. From when you met her the first time,” she said.
She drew the curtains and switched on the air-conditioner. I began to talk and get my money’s worth.



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  • 1

    did u happen to read the book… its very good ๐Ÿ™‚
    do check out my review on it

    http://life-n-coda.blogspot.com/2009/10/2-states-tale-of-my-marriage.html

    Harish S Ram on October 10th, 2009
  • 2

    hey ppl…..2 states…..grt work by chetan bhagat….must read for present generation especially those who want to get married but are facing problems due to stereotypes and prejudices of indian society…..this book provides a solution to these problems and the only solution underlined is “LOVE”….

    sorabh kumar arora on October 17th, 2009
  • 3

    Not read the book yet but confident the book will be good like the last three books..
    I really dont lik novels bt whn it coms abt chetan bhagat i just luv to read his writting…………
    Hoping 4 the best as i m making an order to get it…..

    Anil on October 18th, 2009
  • 4

    A nice and entertaining book. Perfect when you want to read something light and get amused. Not all books are meant to be literary works with complicated plots. Chetan has never claimed to be a grammatically correct writer but for youth he speaks and thatโ€™s what makes him a writer with a fresh approach. He has kept his promises. So far so good!

    Garima on October 21st, 2009
  • 5

    I had read this books and it is very nice .and i will wait for his next novel

    kunal on October 22nd, 2009
  • 6

    hii everyone who read my comment : Really amazing yarro .This is the most fantastic novel among the three…. i think that it will be the national best seller novel??????????

    harshit mishra on October 22nd, 2009
  • 7

    DATZZZZZ KOOLL……….MUST READ DA BK…..ITZZZ ABOUT DA REAL PIX F INDIAN PARENTS…DEY SD KNOW ABOT DA LOVE…WEN WE WL PS OUR LF WTH OUR LF PARTNR DEN WHRS DA PROB??WEN I LUV HER…DENNNN?????????I NEED HER…I WL B HAPPPY WTH HER..
    YEA ITZZZ PARNTS SD AWR..BUT DEY SD KNOW ABOUT DA LUV…
    RPLY

    $@M on October 22nd, 2009
  • 8

    chetan u really rocks,,,,
    i am dead sure it will also be a thrilling 1, i m despirately waiting for this….

    keep writing and let us enjoying….
    thanks a lot again………

    shubham gupta on October 24th, 2009
  • 9

    I am really excited about “two states”. i red all the previous books. You rock chetan and after reading so many comments i am very excited for the new book.

    Ankit Goyal on October 27th, 2009
  • 10

    best fo all works by chethan, hats off ๐Ÿ™‚

    vijay on October 27th, 2009
  • 11

    Hello everyone,
    I also want to share about the book(The story of my marrige). This is the 2nd book i read and it was awesome. chetan has done a gr8 job. i couldn’t figure out ppl at IIT and IIM they can also take time for love. when i finished the book then i realize tht why chetan hasn’t written more.
    ph:- 09997033581//09501594323

    Ashish on October 27th, 2009
  • 12

    Well, when it comes to chetan bhagat, he has kept the whole country entertaining with novels like Five Point Someone, The 3 mistakes of my life and One night at call center. I am desperately looking forward to get 2 States. Keeping in view his past record, I am sure this one will again strike the chord.

    Sameer on October 28th, 2009
  • 13

    DIS BOOK IS AWESOME…BETTER THAN ALL D REST CHETAN BHAGAT HAS WRITTEN…ITS 1 COMPLETE PIECE WID NO LOOPHOLES…A MUST READ…SO LAY BACK…KEEP A HOT COFFEE BESIDE U…N READ ON DIS WINTER…

    surabhi on October 28th, 2009
  • 14

    hatts off to his novels………………..

    shruti on October 28th, 2009
  • 15

    what a great work by an investment banking employee……..
    I read this book in 3 days…..
    First time in my life I read any book in 3 days, because of uniqueness of this book……….

    Mridul Thakur on October 28th, 2009
  • 16

    Just came across a great offer for all fans of Chetan Bhagat and thought of sharing with you.

    This book is available at hindglobal.in for Re 1 only..

    But its worth much more.. Worth reading..

    Amit Banda on October 29th, 2009
  • 17

    reading this book rite now. In office also i feel like go home early and start reading book.
    will complete it this weekend. i liked the theme of this book alot.

    Ruchira on October 29th, 2009
  • 18

    It has created the magic all over again. We can certainly say that “Love is in the air”. His way of describing things is so cool that we can almost imagine everything happening before us……

    All HAIL Chetan Bhagat

    Anurag on October 29th, 2009
  • Anuj Mehta on November 3rd, 2009
  • 20

    Hii!!! Casually I was out for window shopping this afternoon while I was going thru a bookshop I stopped and I was looking at the books…suddenly I saw the book “2 States the story of my mariage” by chetan bhagat…without a secong thouhgt I bought the book as I have read the novels “Five point someone” and “Three Mistakes of my life” they were amazing!!! I feel that this book will be one of the Bestsellers by Chetan Bhagat!! Congrats Chetan Bhagat!!! All the Best!!! May God Bless you!!!

    Madhuri on November 4th, 2009
  • 21

    I dont read novel on regular basis…but when it comes to chetan Bhagat novel i cant afford to miss it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Neha on November 9th, 2009
  • 22

    Hey Chetan !!

    U just pend out the exact feeling and thinking which comes and goes in every YOUTH’S mind… i belv most of pepole have or are going through your 2 STATES Novel Boss…
    You Rocks

    kumud on November 15th, 2009
  • 23

    Hey Chetan…!!

    Jus 3 Words For U : ”U R AWESOME”[:)]

    Jus 3 Words For Yo Books : ”Thy R ”FANTABULOUS” [:)]

    KEEP Da BEST WORK On…
    Lookin’ Forward to read more ”WONDERFUL STORIES” in Near Future..

    ”WISH U ALL D BEST”
    ”GOD BLESS”

    Cheers…
    Goldy [:)]

    GOLDY on November 17th, 2009
  • 24

    have just completed 3 Mistakes of my Life and 5 Point Someone, and am desperate abt reading the new novel as well. Man!! it’s like a fresh air for a Eng. Lit. student to read such stuff.

    Bhuvan on November 25th, 2009
  • 25

    Hiya! Chetan sir ur writings r my favorites !!!!…I loved all ur books….maybe one day i can share something from my side with u!…or at least I’ll pen them down!!!

    Amrita Pattanayak on November 27th, 2009
  • 26

    I THINK DAT D BOOK WS WONDERFUL VRY APPROPIATE 4 D PRESENT GENERATION IT BLEW MY HEART ……..REALY I AND AL MY FRNDS LUVD IT

    sudeshna on November 28th, 2009
  • 27

    PLEASE GO ON PUBLISHIN MORE OFF SUCH KIND OF BOOKS ….ND JST WS EAGER 2 SEE UR WIFE AFTR READIN IT GR8 MAN U DINT MOVE ABACK TIL U DINT MARRY HER……..GR8 CONFIDENCE N LOVE
    V SHUD LOVE SUMTHNG 4RM U

    sudeshna on November 28th, 2009
  • 28

    Hi ……

    Its really inspiring & entertaining book…..I loved all 3 earlier published books…….
    2 States means a lot to me…changing my life…..

    thanks Dear chetan sir & Anusha ma’am.

    Raj on November 29th, 2009
  • 29

    Hi…
    Ur novel is very good yaar..or ur life is very good.
    Enjoy ur life.Well the way you’ve written tells us that you speaks a lot with yourself and I find that all thing which I found interesting was this one only.I was always thinking….Oh.. what did he think then…Well,I want to see your wedding pics..Hey ur wife is also beautiful..and ur sons are too shweet!

    Pooja Mundhada on December 18th, 2009
  • 30

    hi
    chetan and anusha how are you? hows your life is going on?and yes am waiting your book like hail.
    all the best for your next book.
    byeee

    anchal on December 22nd, 2009
  • 31

    hi,
    in the litererary sence chetan is getting better with every book. very entertaining. a light and cleverly written book. i found the dedication lovely but the sentence at the bottom was wierd it kind of ruined the dedication seemed like an explanation ,but….chetan and ananya u both rock.
    nazar na lage….touch wood!!!!:)

    shweta on December 30th, 2009
  • 32

    THIS IS THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ TWO THUMPS UP TO CHETAN FOR THIS BOOK I REALLY ENJOYED EACH AND EVERY CHARACTER OF THE MOVIE .

    Arshan on December 30th, 2009
  • 33

    Hi Friends,
    I have already completed all the three book of Chetan Bhagat, and out of them the “Five point someone” was the most interesting. But from the above comments I feel like, once I will start reading the new one there will be a tough competition between these two “Five point someone” and “2 states” and letโ€™s see who will come out as the winner.

    Susanta Panigrahi on December 31st, 2009
  • 34

    SIMPLY BEST ………………

    pooja on January 2nd, 2010
  • 35

    Hi,Chetan
    I had read your novel 2states ,my story is also
    similar ,i m from south (a.p)and patner is from bihar ,i m doing m.pharm and he is in final year doing engg(mechanical).My family is against are marrige but from his side there is no problem so how to convince my parents.

    Heema Naik on January 7th, 2010
  • 36

    gr8 job chetan!!!!
    awesome presentation man ๐Ÿ™‚

    Abhishek Singh on January 13th, 2010
  • 37

    but i do think some ppl are taking the things in wrong manner as in that they would have their love story end the same manner..
    guys be more practical and realistic…!!

    sry if have offended ur thoughts. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Abhishek Singh on January 13th, 2010
  • 38

    Hey Guyz,
    I was never into the habit of book reading. But the first glance of the book attracted and got into. This is my first book and believe I am really into it. My wife who is a BIG time reader is really surprised to see me engrossed into this book. Really good work chetan.

    sudhir on January 19th, 2010
  • 39

    please if u have the 2 states of chetan bhagat…….

    then can u mail it to “kamleshhaswani1432@gmail.com”

    kamlesh on January 20th, 2010
  • 40

    Hey guys,hi
    to be frank i never had the habit of reading books unless i read 5 point someone.From then on i pledged i should read all books of chetan bhagat. And now after reading 2 stetes i was longing to see his wife. This guy is great and his novels are awesome.I wish let him get going with his good job of entertaining his readers.

    shashank moro on February 9th, 2010
  • 41

    “2 states” this is the first novel i have read in my life…….its really awesome..ur way of xpressing the things are really simple n gud …..love story its rockin man….hw u made it in ur lyf..nw i love to read the rest of urs…

    kannan on February 21st, 2010
  • 42

    HI, I AM AMONG THOSE PEOPLE WHO THINKS BOOK AS NOT THEIR BEST FRIEND…..BUT TO BE VERY HONEST AFTER READING THE SERIES OF CHETAN BHAGAT I REALIZE THAT…..BOOK R AMONG THOSE FRNDS WHOM WE THINK NOT TO BE OUR BEST FRND BUT TO BE OUR BEST PERTNER OF OUT LIFE……IN WHOM WE CAN FIND OURSELF…..CHETAN BHAGAT U REALLY ROKZZZZZZZZZZZZ. ALL THE BEST…..

    pinki banerjee on March 5th, 2010
  • 43

    hi….your novels is very good & awesome. all the best for your next novel….

    nidhi patel on March 6th, 2010
  • 44

    hats off to krish and annyna….my love story is sme wat simalar but its vise versa in my case i am punjabi and my hubby is tamil…..

    meenu sankar reddy on March 7th, 2010
  • 45

    hey wat a gr8 novel!!!!!!!!!!!! just loved it………..good work chetan bhagat
    w8ing for another one…….
    keep it up

    avni on March 31st, 2010
  • 46

    Hi chetan,

    Really its great ……….2 states (story of love ….
    PLEASE ISSUE UR NEXT …………. I M WAITING .U ARE AWSMMMMMMMMMMM

    Vandana on April 15th, 2010
  • 47

    “OOFS IT IS REALLY AN INTERESTING STORY ,I THINK IT IS GREAT FOR ME.AND IT REALLY SOMETHING …….THAT I SHOULD ADMIRE “

    RICK on April 18th, 2010
  • 48

    Its being 1 of the Unique book I have read in my life and its awesome so keep on publishing………………..

    Rashmi on May 29th, 2010
  • 49

    Dear Mr. Chetan,

    I am the 49th of the comments part….May be i am sharing the same thing to you… TWO STATES….the hurdles from which you have passed through is rare than any other boy or girl would like to go through. The first thing i did after completing the TWO STATES was to search for your wife’s photos..on website. She is really beautiful than it described. I was amazed from the starting of the book..why this book is dedicated to in-laws. But it is worth dedicating them. I am really touched…You have shown how we Indian think… from heart..You have given tongue to emotions..

    Mahee on May 29th, 2010
  • 50

    i give a grand salute to Chetan Sir.
    He is simply great….
    He literally shows that there is no boundations infront of anyone to show his talent.
    It needs nothing else than efforts and passion……
    The way Chetan Sir describe his stories is quite different from others and is so simple so that anyone can feel it and affected by it…..

    sonika tewari on June 6th, 2010
  • 51

    I have not read yet but after reading 5 point someone amd three mistakes I cant’t resist my self from reading. I am not purchasing beacuse I have my entrance exam next month and I know if ill get this book than i will start reading the novel leaving my books apart.
    I will purcase it the very same day my paper is over.

    runa on June 18th, 2010
  • 52

    2 states is a woderful novel. I HAVE READ ALL YOUR NOVELS. please write some more books. WE ARE REALLY HUNGARY

    gautam rai on June 24th, 2010
  • 53

    HAI CHETAN,
    U have done a fabulous works…………simply it is AWESMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.I JUST LOVE IT.IAM WAITING 4 UR NEXT WORK…PLEASE DO THAT FAVOUR 4 ALL UR FANS………….Keep gong like dis CHETAN.AL WHO BORN 4 LOVE SHUD DEFANTLY GO THROUGH IT AT LEAST ONCE.I CANT BELIVE DAT PPL OF IIT CAN GET TIME 4 THEIR LVE.CNVEY MY REGARDS 2 ANUSHA ALSO

    Vishnu priya on July 4th, 2010
  • 54

    i read da book js few days bac…..i hv been wntin 2 read dis book frm da tym i heard of it!!n it ws worth ma desire 4 it!!!!….it ws anader excellent,stunning,sweet book by chetan !! i loved reading evry bit of dis book as any of his ader books!!!love it!!!!

    Ashna on July 22nd, 2010
  • 55

    Chetan………. i have no words to tell u.. i ever never had a habit of reading any books till date. Moreover i just cant read a line when i’m travelling. but you really made my eyes open for your lines. i really cant read any books but i just forget that i reached office in 2hours just reading your books. I started with Five point someone. But my sis told me that 2states are just awesome… i will surely read all your books from now..

    You just touch the heart.. your words usage.. your quotes.. wowwwwwwwwwwww.. just cant stop feeling it…

    Thanks a lot. reading your books i have turned to be bit positive and easy going in life.. Your wife is a beauty to admire…thanks anusha…

    Ashwini.M on August 3rd, 2010
  • 56

    hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
    its a very nice book. anushka is a charming.muje kab aisi ladki milegi
    LOVE ANKIT

    ankit mod on September 9th, 2010
  • 57

    Hi Chetan sir….Beautiful job on this book….Please keep writing more…N please write a book instructing parents to be broad minded on marriage issues….

    devika on September 10th, 2010
  • 58

    wat a gr8 work had been by chetan bhagat.i being fan of chetan sir hardly misses his book.this book very successfully depicts d eaternal love,differences between two families :im here intersted in telling northern n southern states ,and finally d complicated relationship of father with his son.d story very well narrated specially dere love making sequences.i m waiting for it to be as a bollywood film.

    rajesh on September 12th, 2010
  • 59

    Its loveble just two weeks B4 I got dis book 4m My Friend Shravan who is studying MBA in Hyd… Its all about the Modern generation to Inspire dis culture… Some what its related to so many people in real life… Really Long live Chetan Bhai… Ur Love Touched Me…

    shiva cva on September 16th, 2010
  • 60

    really it’s too good.

    nilmani on October 4th, 2010
  • 61

    Hi Chetan,

    Recently I read 2 states book, its really a good book to be read by each and every parents through which intercast marriage can be encouraged. Thanks for giving this kind of book to our society. Good jod done…..

    Kirubalani N on October 19th, 2010
  • 62

    its a worst novel i have ever read !!! chetan bhagat should not raise communal problems . shame on him!

    sel on October 30th, 2010
  • 63

    SIMPLY AMAAAZING!

    When i was reading this book, nothing, i repeat, NOTHING could bother me to look around.

    Garima C on November 16th, 2010
  • 64

    Hi Chetan,

    This is really a awesome novel & very touchy too………girls will surely envy your wife after reading…..???
    Awaiting for your next novel !! All the best !!

    Harshala on December 7th, 2010
  • 65

    ya..gud book….bt my favourite author chetan has visualizd tamilianz in a wrong perspective……a huge embrassment for a tamilian ….sry chetan……

    siva chelladurai on January 3rd, 2011
  • 66

    your contain a perfect content n wid a awesom story waiting for urs next.Aishwarya Raghuvanshi

    Aishwarya Raghuvanshi on January 29th, 2011
  • 67

    respected sir,
    i want story of my marriage life tamil pdf……pls can u send my mail this tamil pdf.

    vaishnavi on February 11th, 2011
  • 68

    I am big fan of chetan bhagat after reading his fantestic novel”the 3 mistakes of my lifes. i wanna get his new novel”two states the story of my marrige. so plz send this book soon.

    Makhban bhatt on March 7th, 2011
  • 69

    From where I can get hindi version of Two states????

    Pls mail me solution at janhavi1504@yahoo.com

    Samadhan on March 13th, 2011
  • 70

    hai chetan sir… you have done awesome work… i love ur books and ur family too…… simply saying ur the greatest………

    Hemalatha on March 17th, 2011
  • 71

    heart touchig novel; love u chetan keep it i am ur biggest fan.

    Mrugaya on March 24th, 2011
  • 72

    Must be an enjoyable read 2 States: The Story of My Marriage by Chetan Bhagat. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by “to read” list.

    rohit on May 19th, 2011
  • 73

    really such a wonderful book …………hats off to chetan……… i had never read any novel before but after reading this chetan bhagat book i am so intersted to read my novels of him…………….really ur great ………….by reading each side i really feel reality of ur life…………. its so cute…………..

    pavithra on August 31st, 2011
  • 74

    i wondered about this 2STATES, because it exactly mirrors my life!!!

    thank u dear chetan, love u so much

    Maniknadan on January 12th, 2012
  • 75

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING SUCH A WONDERFUL STORY.
    THIS WILL HELP FOR THE FUTURE GENERATION .

    yonisha saranya on November 23rd, 2012