If there is one theme that never gets old, it is forbidden love. The more constraints society puts on people, the more ways lovers find to seek each other out. Manjul Bajaj’s gripping novel, Come, Before Evening Falls is one such story, about an impossible love.
Set about a century ago in the Jat heartland of the Punjab province, where the khap panchayats lay down the law on kinship and marriage, Jugni and Raakha find themselves irresistibly attracted to each other. Their crime: they belong to the same gotra (subcaste) and hence can never marry.
Will the young lovers defy tradition or will it all end in tragedy? To find that out, you’ll have to read the book; meanwhile, sample the review.