The Hindi-Bindi Club

The Hindi-Bindi Club

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For decades they have remained close, sharing recipes, customs and the challenges of women shaped by ancient ways yet living modern lives. They are the Hindi-Bindi Club, a nickname given by their daughters to the mothers who left India to start anew in America daughters now grown, and facing struggles of their own. For Kiran, Preity, and Rani, adulthood means seeking a balance, from the ways they tweak their mothers' cooking to suit their Western lifestyles to the ways they reject their parents' most fervent beliefs. Now, bearing the disappointments and successes of their chosen paths, they are drawn home. Kiran, now divorced, will seek a new beginning - this time requesting the aid of an ancient tradition she once dismissed. Preity will confront an old heartbreak, and a hidden shame. And Rani will face her demons as an artist and a wife. All will question whether they have the courage of the Hindi-Bindi Club to hold onto their dreams - or create new ones.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 38mm | 635.03g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Illustrations, 1 map
  • 0747578842
  • 9780747578840
  • 1,815,276

About Monica Pradhan

Monica Pradhan's parents emigrated to the United States from Mumbai, India, in the 1960s after her father received a scholarship to attend the University of Pennsylvania for his PhD in Electrical Engineering. Monica was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC. She has a BS in Managerial Law & Public Policy from Syracuse University and an MBA. in Finance from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to writing full-time, she worked as a brokerage representative at Fidelity Investments and a management consultant at Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group. She was most thrilled to trade in her jet-set business career and power suits for the two-second commute and pajamas dress code of a novelist, her lifelong dream.
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'Half cookbook, half tale of Eastern promise, this is the story of the Hindi-Bindi Club ... a tale of mum knows best' Company Best Page-turners for Summer 'The age-old intergenerational struggle between mothers and daughters gets a curried twist in Pradhan's debut, in which the subcontinent meets the modern West' Publishers Weekly 'Pradhan imbues the narrative with such honesty and real emotion that the novel is difficult to put down. Highly recommended' Library Journal 'Pradhan's vibrant tale bears witness to the eternal struggle between mothers and daughters ... Pradhan lovingly has passed along her history, recipes and culture to hungry, grateful readers'
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2,386 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 16% (385)
4 33% (799)
3 36% (849)
2 12% (283)
1 3% (70)
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