Arranged Marriage

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Transworld, Feb 8, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
3 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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User Review  - Amruta - Goodreads

3.5 stars, actually! I liked this collection of short stories, threaded around the concept of arranged marriage in Indian society - typically that involving migration to the US. The stories are quite ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joan - Goodreads

This book is a collection of short stories that have a common cultural theme. They elucidate the experience of Indian-American immigrant experience, from the point of view of Bengali women in arranged marriages. The stories are intimate, expertly crafted, and a joy to read. Read full review

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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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