Arranged Marriage

Arranged Marriage

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The possibility of change, of starting anew, in this stunning beautiful and poignant collection of short stories, is at once terrifying and filled with promise.For those Indian-born women living new lives in America, independence is a mixed blessing.It means walking the tightrope between old treasured beliefs and surprising newfound desires, and understanding the emotions which that conflict brings.Together these stories create a tapestry of existence as colourful, as delicate and as enduring as the finest silk sari.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English, Spanish
  • 0552996696
  • 9780552996693
  • 380,824

Review quote

"As irresistible as the impulse which leads her characters to surface to maturity, raising their heads above the floods of silver ignorance" The New York Times Book Review "'Ravishingly beautiflu stories...Divakaruni not only conveys emotions with stunning accuracy, she also transforms the outer world into reflections of the soul'" Booklist "'These exquisite stories entice us with the author's gift of storytelling and her characters' originality, independence and insight'" San Francisco Chronicle "'Young and old, male and female, east and west, modern and traditional, all elements blend in this exquisite collection...sensitive, elegant and beautifully descriptive'" Library Journalshow more

About Chitra Divakaruni

Born in India, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni lives near San Francisco with her husband and two children. She teaches creative writing at a local college, and is the coordinator for a helpline for South Asian women. She is the author of several award-winning volumes of poetry, as well as Arranged Marriage, her acclaimed collection of short stories, a bestseller in America and winner of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Prize for fiction, an American Book Award, and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award for fiction. She is also the author of two novels, The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart.show more

Review Text

"'Ravishingly beautiflu stories...Divakaruni not only conveys emotions with stunning accuracy, she also transforms the outer world into reflections of the soul'"show more

Back cover copy

The possibility of change, of starting anew, in this stunningly beautiful and poignant collection of short stories, is at once terrifying and filled with promise. For those Indian-born women living new lives in America, independence is a mixed blessing. It means walking the tightrope between old treasured beliefs and surprising newfound desires, and understanding the emotions which that conflict brings. Together these stories create a tapestry of existence as colourful, as delicate and as enduring as the finest silk sari.show more

Rating details

3,871 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 24% (917)
4 38% (1,470)
3 29% (1,108)
2 8% (301)
1 2% (75)

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This book is trip to India (partly) and a glimpse into an Indian woman heart. Mesmerizing..show more
by harshini bhugloo
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