Some aspects of the book are new to me. Many of the characters speak in a Hinglish slang which you can usually work out from context but occasionally floored me. Also the massive amount of overt bribery on all sides in the election was new to me (though of course everyone who has fought an election knows about pushing the regulations to their limits). But the core of the story, the romance combined with dynastic dynamics and political and ethnic tension, is pretty sound.
I do hope that Harper Collins release Chauhan's work outside the Indian market to which she has so far been restricted - not for her sake, as I am sure she does very well on home ground - but for ours. And I look forward to the film.