The book may be considered dull by many readers. However, I considered the book to be a lovely tale of various souls. The book is predominantly about the love story between Nagendra Natha Datta (a wealthy man) and Kunda Nandini (a girl orphaned in a storm). Though those two characters are the foremost story, the backstory includes tales of obsession and jealousy.
Many would not like the book because it contains little action. But, for someone who adores imagery and details, I enjoyed the development of the characters over the course of the few years the book is set during.