Marrying Anita

Marrying Anita

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You are a single woman in your thirties, fed up with the singles scene. You are tired of singles dinner parties, and exhausted by phone calls, e-profiles, and forced dinner conversation. You fear you will never marry. What do you do? Anita Jain, a New York-based Indian-American journalist, is just such a woman. Even her parents despair of her and have logged her details on to an Indian dating internet site. For years she has trusted the Western way of finding a husband, but maybe there's something in arranged marriages after all. It certainly can't get any worse. So she's travelling to India in search of a perfect husband. Marrying Anita is a refreshingly honest look at the modern search for a mate set against the backdrop of a rapidly modernising New India. Will she find a suitable man? If so, will he please her nosy parents, aunts, uncles and cousins? Is the new urban Indian culture all that different from New York? And is any of this dating worth the effort?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Trade Paperback.
  • 0747583676
  • 9780747583677
  • 2,258,249

About Anita Jain

Anita Jain has worked as a journalist in a number of cities, including Mexico City, London, Singapore, New York and New Delhi, where she currently lives. She graduated from Harvard University and grew up in northern California.
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'A moving portrait of a woman between cultures and also the holy grail of women's writing: an entertaining work of chick-lit that is meaningful and important' Evening Standard 'Frank and witty' Irish Times 'What's new here - and stunningly so - is Jain's engaging, intelligent voice, at turns wry and provocatively curious' New York Times
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606 ratings
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5 7% (44)
4 21% (125)
3 37% (224)
2 27% (164)
1 8% (49)
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