Novels of Shobha De are generally concerns with deep studies and truths of real life. Many of her work titles, due to her writing nature, were adopted as a subject to study at various worldwide; London University is one of them. Her novels like ‘shooting from the hip’ carries a variation and resourceful writing in it on various topics like, politics, media, people, food, travelogues and many more. On the other hand, she introduced a fictional character ‘Maya’ in her famous novel “second thought”, in which she beautifully framed a girl’s desire of moving out from middle class society to glamorous world of Mumbai and various form of other emotional up’s & down’s. She started her career as a novelist by her very first novel “socialite evenings” which, further becomes a top seller.
Under this story line, she knocked on a topic of rich and high society married women’s, who found themselves as not more than a social respectability and fake glitter to their husbands, mostly used for gathering and getting socialize in parties as well as get-together. Her most of the novels deals with somehow, very close to realities of social living styles and this is the reason because of she gets famous since her first release. There are many other novels written on various realistic and closer to life sort of experiences with different characters, beautifully framed by words as well. “Shobhaa at Sixty", “Sandhya`s secret", “Superstar India - From Incredible to Unstoppable”, “Strange Obsession”, “snapshots”, “spouse: the truth about the marriage”, “speed post”, “surviving men”, “selective memory”, “small betrayals” are few of the creation of her work, which made top selling records in charts. Shobha De, may be due to her personal experiences with marriages, use to generally write on subjects associated with them up to some extent, or some touch of married life style can easily be noticed in her writings very often.