For Matrimonial Purposes [Kavita Daswani] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Anju wants a husband. Equally important, her entire family. Buy *For Matrimonial Purposes* online, For Matrimonial Purposes Kavita Daswani Plume Paperback pages. June rated 4 1/2 of 5 possible stars . Spirited, elegant, fun, with an enchanting authorial voice, For Matrimonial Purposes – a first novel which was the subject of a fierce international auction – is a.
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I won’t spoil it for you but there is definitely a life lesson to be learned! While she has been raised in a family that loves her, she has also been raised to believe that who she is will always be defined by the man who protects her: 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.
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Yet, while attending fashion shows in the U. And if I tried to probe to see what was beneath it, there would only be concealed neuroses and petty jealousies and more dysfunction than I could deal with. Burdened under the escalating feelings of having brought pain and disappointment to her family, increasingly alienated from married friends and crushed and disappointed in her own right, Anju somehow manages to persuade her parents to let her go to New York for further studies.
Anju, wanita yang hampir berus Kenapa perempuan di usia tertentu “harus” menikah? Surely she wouldn’t want to leave that wonderful independence back at JFK and actually start cleaning putposes after herself at home in Bombay? Kerja kerasnya di Amerika membuahkan hasil dan ia menjadi seorang pekerja dengan jabatan tingkat atas di sebuah perusahaan.
She probably had a husband, I thought. Tapi worth to read.
Her loneliness and alienation is real and will only worsen if she marries a white man, effectively becoming estranged from her family, or if matrimnial marries an Indian man whom she cannot love nor respect. May 09, Maria rated it really liked it. And the novel, while perhaps simplistic in its presentation, is not mindless.
While pursuing a graduate degree and career, Anju embraces the idea of “falling in love,” a phrase matrkmonial doesn’t exist in the Indian language— “we say pyar hogaya —love has happened” —but the Prada-loving fashion publicist still finds herself “oddly drawn to the age-old system of arranged marriage” phrposes stubbornly believes “observing the tradition” will elevate her “to the highest ranking on the scale of social conduct.
Trivia About For Matrimonial P Dec 28, Michelle Robinson rated it it was ok Shelves: She’s tried to lighten her too-dark complexion. Anju, faced with yet another unsuitable suitor at her cousin’s wedding, recalls the ups and pugposes of her “Great Husband Hunt” and her struggle to find her place in her society.
Talk about something that will make you sad!
But for her family and friends back in India, all her success pales kavkta her unmarried status. Anju uses fashion in an attempt to attain balance and define herself: Also by Kavita Daswani: One of the more wonderfully subtle examples of casteism is contained in this exchange, when Anju calls her mother to tell she’s found the One: In short, I’m not trying to poo-poo Indian culture or traditions.
I personally can’t imagine what it is like to grow kavota with that expectation and all the other feelings that come along with not being “successful” in the required time period. Books by Kavita Mztrimonial. I liked this feroine but I just could not love this book, as much as I tried. Unlike the promises on purposses back, I didn’t laughed out loud when reading this book. The feminist in me was cringing while reading this book. Don’t expect this novel tells a romantic story between the main character with someone.
The most interesting characters were all of Anju’s rejected suitors. Also on my blog, Luthien Reviews At thirty-three, Anju should long since have been married and settled in her native India. Now in her thirties, she has written several novels for grown-ups and young adults that represent her passion and love for the Indian culture.
Kemungkinan muncuknya cinta selalu ada disetiap makan malam, disetiap pesta koktail Author is too quick to wrap up the end and readers dadwani no idea how the wedding, honeymoon or marriage turn out. Second is the classification of the novel as mindless chick lit. Cinta mungkin didapatkan hari ini. The problem comes when the latter are represented as being part of the exotic Indian package.
Anju berharap dapat menjadi manusia yang lebih magrimonial, yang orang-orang tak hanya melihat dirinya sebagai wanita India yang belum laku dan meyakinkan semua orang bahwa ia tak terkena kutukan dewa kalau ia adalah ditakdirkan untuk menjadi perawan tua.
For Matrimonial Purposes Kavita Daswani book reviews: Feb 28, Anna Fillaah rated it liked it. Kenapa perempuan di usia tertentu “harus” menikah?
Saya baru tahu budaya India sepeti itu kalau nyari jodoh. Not that there is anything wrong in an arranged marriage. Think we’re not as guilty? I am not denying that arranged marriages are still prevalent in India. The book makes clear the importance of marriage and getting married at a young age, a basic fact of life for most Indians, whether boys or girls.
Hello hello – what happened to intersectionality and feminist commitment to not hegemonically representing patriarchy exclusively as the kind that is suffered by elite women? Easy read though not much of a plot. Kenapa pernikahan seorang wanita harus jadi penentu kehormatan keluarga?
Jan 09, Trupti Dorge rated it it was ok. But that’s a bit hypocritical, no? The overall take-away is that this is a completely worthwhile book that I would recommend to almost anyone.