Marrying Anita

Marrying Anita

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Anita Jain, a New York-based Indian-American journalist, is single. For years she has trusted the Western way of finding a husband, but maybe there's something in arranged marriages after all. So she's traveling to India in search of a perfect husband, the old-fashioned way. Will she find a suitable man? If so, will he please her interfering family? Is the new urban Indian culture all that different from New York? And is any of this worth the effort? Marrying Anita is a refreshingly honest look at the modern search for a mate set against the backdrop of a rapidly modernizing New more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 42mm | 399.16g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747596158
  • 9780747596158
  • 398,928

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'A moving portrait of a woman between cultures and also the holy grail of women's writing: entertaining, meaningful and important' Evening Standard 'Marrying Anita is frank and witty and taps into four different genres. It's a 'desperate singleton' book, all irony and farce like Bridget Jones' Diary; it's an exotic travelogue, obliquely referencing Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy and Ruth Prawler Jhabvala's Heat and Dust. It's also a kind of fairytale, in the Blue Bird vein rather than Cinderella' Irish Times 'Of course, there's nothing new in the story of a woman seeking a husband. What's new here - and stunningly so - is Jain's engaging, intelligent voice, at turns wry and provocatively curious ... a thoughtful, incisive exploration of the nature of connection' New York Timesshow more

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 more

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601 ratings
2.91 out of 5 stars
5 7% (43)
4 21% (125)
3 37% (221)
2 27% (163)
1 8% (49)
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