literature by a promising writer such as Chitra Divakaruni. The title of this fine volume of short stories disturbed me at first. Although Arranged Marriage does not. Although Chitra Divakaruni’s poetry has won praise and awards for many years, it is her “luminous, exquisitely crafted prose” (Ms.) that is quickly making her one. Although Chitra Divakaruni’s poetry has won praise and awards for many years, Arranged Marriage, her first collection of stories, spent five weeks on the San.

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Why put a concept like marriage, a beautiful one at that in a box of obvious and cement the idea that a woman in an arranged marriage scenario always has to subtlety fight her demanding husband and his overbearing family for brief, fleeting moments of happiness?

Which only made her cry more. Praise “A remarkably strong debut. How does the Indian immigrant experience compare to that of other immigrants—Spanish, Italian, Chinese?

Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni – Reading Guide – : Books

Despite numerous stylistic holes Divakaruni falls into redundancies, excess sentimentalism, formulaic plot devicesthis collection of short stories still manages to grip the reader and have her rooting for the female characters – they are the only sympathetic ones after all – and reconsidering what an arranged marriage really means. Si istri tidak kembali. Yet it fails miserably.


Another derivative piece of literature from another unoriginal South Asian female author. Hence the name for the collection.

It”s a secret, just for you and me. Get to Know Us. I will be thinking of these for a long time. Although Chitra Divakaruni’s poetry has won praise and awards for many years, it is her “luminous, exquisitely crafted prose” Ms.

Karena mereka sama sekali belum pernah bertemu sebelum hari pernikahan, sama sekali tidak tahu seperti apa sifat calon suami mereka, seperti apa wajahnya, seperti apa gaya hidupnya. Am I asking for more? We regularly tend to assume that times have changed for women in India and we are making progress.

Ibunya berkata bahwa film seperti itu memerosotkan moral. Hard to believe that this is still going in the 21st century. It’s one of the best reads I’ve had in a very long …more Absolutely.

Pemeriksaan Ultrasonografi Anjali dan Arundhati adalah sepupu yang hamil pada saat bersamaan. CBD mengajarkan kita para perempuan, agar tangguh, berusaha sekuat tenaga meraih kebahagiaannya dan pintar membuat keputusan- keputusan yang penting bagi hidupnya.

Sementara cerpen yang lain, bukan berarti tidak menarik, hanya saja menurut saya tidak memberikan kejutan tersendiri, terlalu biasa. One of them even had my name, which made things slightly awkward. Penulis seolah ingin menyampaikan bahwa setiap wanita memiliki naluri keibuan. Theres an arranged marriage involved in each but not all the women narrating are necessarily the ones involved in it.


I enjoyed this collection of stories focusing on the experiences of women between America and India, even though in some ways it felt rather dated.

Walau ia menderita sakit, ia tetap tersenyum dan tulus menyayangi Aku dan ibunya. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Do the stories leave you reason to be hopeful for these women?

Divakaruni’s first collection of short stories reveals the literary strength of a much more seasoned writer.

Arranged Marriage Reader’s Guide

Kebahagiaan Aku tak berlangsung lama. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Penerjemah: Other eight stories are also very touching and true to life. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Great Book, Her words flutter turning her prose almost into poetry. Salah satu cerita yang paling saya suka juga.

It’s well written and easy to read. Just a moment while arranbed sign you in to your Goodreads account. As we packed, Mother kept stopping as though she was listening for something, but all I heard was Father”s snores.