For Matrimonial Purposes
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This edition printed in India for sale on the Indian sub-continent. It is an English language edition. From the back cover: "Anju now works in New York, living the sophisticated American lifestyle--almost. But when she returns home to her parents in Bombay--usually for another five day family wedding--she finds herself reverting to the traditional daughter role. At each visit another prospective suitor is brought forward, other advice is sought. But what sort of man does the very modern Anju want? How important are her family, her country, her traditions?"
This was such an easy book to read and I enjoyed it immensely.
I had just finished reading The Marriage Bureau for Rich People and The Many Conditions of Love and then I picked up For Matrimonial Purposes from my TBR-mountain.
The writing styles between F. Zama & K. Deswani are quite a contrast. Zama writes in the third-person, and always to the point; no nuances or witholding of the truth for dramatic purposes.
Deswani's first-person narrative presents a rather predictable but humorous "chick-lit" story. Many scenes can be visualized as scenes in a romantic comedy film or sit-com episode.
Half the fun of reading this is figuring out which facts Anju is not revealing about her self and her past, until she can't avoid it any more.
Offering this as a RABCK - I plan on contacting BCers who have this on their wishlist.
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