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ARRANGED MARRIAGE by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

ARRANGED MARRIAGE

Stories

By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Pub Date: July 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-385-47558-6
Publisher: Anchor

 From an award-winning Indian-born poet, now California-based, a first collection of 11 stories that describe what is both universal and unique about the experience of Indian women in America and at home. The characters have much to cope with: Life's inconveniences are even more pronounced for women who must submit to the arrangements of otherstheir parents, their husbands, fatenot merely in deciding whom they'll marry, but how they'll conduct themselves in every aspect of their lives. And for many of them these difficulties are again compounded as they attempt to maintain their ethnic identity in a new land where even a 7-Eleven can seem impossibly exotic. Contemporary Indian women trying to make sense of a world that is simultaneously static and ever-changing. (First Serial to Good Housekeeping)