Ladies Coupe

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Macmillan, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 306 pages
81 Reviews
Meet Akhila: forty-five and single, an income-tax clerk, and a woman who has never been allowed to live her own life - always the daughter, the sister, the aunt, the provider - until the day she gets herself a one-way ticket to the seaside town of Kanyakumari. In the intimate atmosphere of the all-women sleeping car - the 'Ladies Coupe' - Akhila asks the five women the question that has been haunting her all her adult life: can a woman stay single and be happy, or does she need a man to feel complete?

This wonderfully atmospheric, deliciously warm novel takes the reader into the heart of women's lives in contemporary India, revealing how the dilemmas that women face in their relationships with hunsbands, mothers, friends, employers and children are the same world over.
  

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Interesting storyline with a realistic imagery - Goodreads
Anita Nair's writing is a little ambiguous. - Goodreads
Insights into feminism and sexuality - Goodreads
... the prose is un-illuminating. - Goodreads
... supposed to be a text -book for writing in univs. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ca Shivani - Goodreads

such a nice insight into thoughts of Indian women caught between traditions and hope for change! Read full review

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User Review  - Archana Seshadri - Flipkart

Does a woman really need a man in her life and if she has one, does she feel satisfied? A perennial question that no one could answer till date, since its a choice that one has to make. Although one ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
25
Section 3
41
Section 4
67
Section 5
81
Section 6
103
Section 7
144
Section 8
178
Section 9
207
Section 10
222
Section 11
283
Section 12
291
Section 13
293
Section 14
306
Section 15
307
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About the author (2004)

Anita Nair lives in Bangalore, India. Her books have been published in several languages around the world.

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