Arranged Marriage

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Transworld, Feb 8, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
38 Reviews
The possibility of change, of starting anew, in this stunning beautiful and poignant collection of short stories, is at once terrifying and filled with promise.For those Indian-born women living new lives in America, independence is a mixed blessing.It means walking the tightrope between old treasured beliefs and surprising newfound desires, and understanding the emotions which that conflict brings.Together these stories create a tapestry of existence as colourful, as delicate and as enduring as the finest silk sari.

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Wonderfully insightful and poetic Indian writer. - Goodreads
Read for the author's lyrical prose. - Goodreads
The writing is dynamic and powerful. - Goodreads

Review: Arranged Marriage: Stories

User Review  - Kris Dinnison - Goodreads

This collection is old, published in 1995, but I was struck how Divakaruni's characters seem both traditional and modern. Almost all the stories deal with Young Indian women who are in relationships ... Read full review

Review: Arranged Marriage: Stories

User Review  - Shweta Ganesh Kumar - Goodreads

I really wanted to like this book. Especially because, I love The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. However, though well-written (hence the three stars), I felt this collection of ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Born in India, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni lives near San Francisco with her husband and two children. She teaches creative writing at a local college, and is the coordinator for a helpline for South Asian women. She is the author of several award-winning volumes of poetry, as well as Arranged Marriage, her acclaimed collection of short stories, a bestseller in America and winner of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Prize for fiction, an American Book Award, and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award for fiction. She is also the author of two novels, The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart.

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