As one traverses through the tale of Fate and Desire, one is made to make love to Anand’s obstinate thoughts and cruel obsession. The author has sketched the character of Anand so well that one loves Anand and also hates him at the same time. How ethical are Anand’s means to achieve that end that he so desperately desires is to be seen. Every time Anand trips over the line of truth and goodness, one hopes this is the maximum evil he can do. But no! The author pushes us to the wall with every page, incident and emotion.