Title For Matrimonial Purposes.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition.
Edition First Printing.
Publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 2003.
0399150706 / 9780399150708
Seller ID 62102X1
In this wonderfully warm and funny novel, an unforgettable heroine defies tradition by making a marriage between the strict customs of India and the wild freedoms of America. Anju has grown up in upper-middle-class Bombay, where even in the twenty-first century, arranged marriage is the norm. Her parents have been trying to find a suitable man for her since her late teens, but they keep turning up types who - shudder - wear shiny disco-era shirts, or want to carry her away to their family compound in Ghana, or are otherwise equally hopeless. The ones she likes, well, they just don't seem to fall for her. In this irresistible debut, Kavita Daswani proves that although the search for love takes different forms in different cultures, the heartbreak and exhilaration of love are universal.
(Key Words: Novels, Kavita Daswani, East Indians, Women, India, Mate Selection, Single Women, Arranged Marriages).