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Neither had any change visited the sad countenance of Kerala’s narrow minded “arranged marriage” custom.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. However, I was left disappointed on hearing in the authors note that the story is semi-autobiographical or to be put better, a thinly veiled fictional account of her own life. It is because of these unique views that the novel upholds, that I recommend you the book.

When she is 16, Janu meets Arjunthe local school cricketing hero and they become friends. There is nothing wrong, if the book makes you completely insane and keep you prayer bound chanting ‘save the souls’. And as if by magic, Suresh reconciles himself to a divorce, hands over Riya and alls well that ends well.

The setting seems scarily familiar. Since you have recommended this book I will try to lay my hands on this asap. One of the best Indian writer I have came across. Trivia About Ancient Promises.

I begin to dread acnient author, like Khaled Hosseini. Their friendship slowly blooms into romance and eventually take a nasty turn when Janu”s parents get wind of her romantic escapades.


Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on jakshree go. However, this is also the story of Kerala and its marriage customs. That this was a fantastic review would be an understatement. Not so in the case of Janu’s daughter Riya who is seen as an embarrassment to her father’s family. D hide spoiler ].

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It is a nice book i recommend this book to everyone. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? A good simple novel, which touches the crevices of kerala in a way like noone touched before. Being a ‘halfway-child’ taken from the author myself, I can very well relate to the predicaments of the protagonist as she tries to overcome the regional racism tactfully.

Jan 19, Krishnendu rated it really liked it. See all 3 reviews. Sep 16, Rubeena rated it it was ok. A page-turner, this first book by Jaishree Mishra kept me hooked for a week of my commute time. Thanks for telling us about the problem. But your writing was greater. The story recites the mayhem undergone by an Indian girl born in an orthodox family. Her husband’s family resents her Delhi background and treats her as an outcast excluding her from household activities and discussions.

And Im gonna pick this one for sure Taking the same line of novel-writing strategy, Jaishree Misra gives opportunity for readers to enjoy the book in multiple perspectives than just a single faceted love story.

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And after reading this I’m going to try my damnedest for the happiness in my life. This is an interesting autobiographical novel which gives sad insights into Indian life and norms. The novel has not won any awards so far. This was novel that was liked by me not only because it reflects misrw life of the author but also to some extent a story which is relating to indian life also.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Lists with This Book. Sep 11, Janosh Laws rated it it was amazing.

The story is too real to our life and Janu is human, approachable and her problems are real and vivid that is so hard abcient solve. A passionate review Rama! Every now and then you come up with a straight narrative – without the gimmicks.

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She’s totally at home in these ”alien” surroundings but constantly reminded of her roots and values. Read it for its simplicity and simplicity!

Kid, moves to London and divorces her husband. Excellent as always mate Spooks By: She arrives in England and spends a year studying and reliving lost moments with Arjun.

Back in Kerala, things suddenly turn out in her favour, she gets the divorce, Riya is returned to her, and she is ready to start a new life with Arjun. There is a hole in her soul which only her daughter can fill.