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Semakin bersyukur, semakin banyak berkah In short, I’m not trying to poo-poo Indian culture or traditions. What century were you living in? Overall, definitely not too interesting. Anju, wanita yang hampir berus Kenapa perempuan di usia tertentu “harus” menikah? What if, for instance, Anju had married someone living in a war-torn foreign country far away from anyone she knew or loved, where she had no opportunities outside the home?


Kerja kerasnya di Amerika membuahkan hasil dan ia menjadi seorang pekerja dengan jabatan tingkat atas di sebuah perusahaan.

Feb 26, Janice rated it liked it. Kata orang, begitu kau sibuk dengan pekerjaan, teman-teman, atau kegiatan lain selain kisah cinta, pria matrimoniap wanita impianmu akan datang memasuki hidupmu.

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For Matrimonial Purposes — book review

Anju is born in a family in Bombay-India, where girls are supposed to get married the moment they kaviita their teens. By presenting us with a protagonist with one foot in New York and the other in Bombay, we may see a bit more of ourselves in Anju’s experience than we’re comfortable with.

matdimonial I want to preface the review by saying purposrs, while I am quite interested in Indian culture, I can’t claim a lot of knowledge about it.

At home in Bombay, Anju tries to look the daxwani of the fashionable and worldly expatriate, eager to show that she has become more independent, less constrained by social mores. Jan 28, Rosemean Hussain rated it it was ok. If you are into Indian-American literature, you will certainly like this one.


All Indian girls look for rich and handsome husbands. Please say he is! The perfect boy is the one who has a good job, good family, does not have any bad habits, is rich and yes, is obviously an Indian.

Sometimes, she seemed to hate India, seemed to want to be an independent, modern Western woman who drank cosmopolitans at cocktail parties and wore stylish designer clothes. I got that she felt that she was daswai negatively by everyone who knew her because she was not married however after a while one does begin to want to see progression sooner than it actuall I wanted to love this book, I did.

I want you to be married,” after Anju announces her desire for true love.

All of them look like they are in a hurry to get married. There isn’t much to recommend this simple and rather boring story about a young woman who is pitied by seemingly everyone in her native India for not being married at a ripe and tender age. All of the American superiority begins to deflate as we begin to realize much of Anju’s plight may raswani be our own.

However, the aforementioned criticisms are a little harsh. She’s kaviya, she’s prayed, sh Entering her mid-thirties, Anju has proven to be a failure as a daughter.

Nobody marries out of love. Will Anju ever find true happiness? The heroine, Anju, belongs to a wealthy Sindhi family in Bombay and apparently sees nothing problematic about caste endogamy and class pr I knew right away that if I liked the book, it wouldn’t be for the brilliance of the writing. Feb 18, Ika Diyah rated it really liked it Shelves: Sure, she has remained a “good girl” despite living by herself in that den of iniquity known as New York City. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I’m not saying the book has to be about exposing casteism, but surely a book about the institution of arranged marriages should have more than a casual mention of why the heroine is okay with sticking to the Sindhi-caste-only requirement for her husband.


The unthinkable had happened” But the whole book could have been a hundred pages shorter with the same result. She lived in Hong Kong before moving to Los Angeles. Feb 28, Anna Fillaah rated it liked it. Aku bilang mereka benar. Don’t expect this novel tells a romantic story between the main character with someone. First and foremost, he has to be Indian. Books by Kavita Daswani. She probably had a husband, I thought. Anju, the daughter of a rich Sindhi jeweler, remains unmarried at the age of twenty-plus while her fellow girlfriends and even younger cousins are getting married in droves.

And she stays on after studies to work and finally becomes a fashion publicist. Semuanya tampak seperti kebelet nikah. Dec 28, Michelle Robinson rated it it was ok Shelves: The mothers for it is they who decide who shall marry whom can get all the material goods and a pretty face elsewhere, minus the curse. For her debut effort, Kavita Daswani has done a commendable job.

Dalam novel ini, penulis sering menyisipkan konflik-konflik batin yang timbul karena sang tokoh itu sendiri. Yet, while attending fashion shows in the U. I have recommended this novel to many of my girl cousins and even had my mom read it. Anju knows she is not just a disappointment because of her inability to marry; she knows it goes back to the day she was born: Kavita Daswani is an American author who started her career as a journalist for South China Morning Post when she only seventeen.

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