Or, it lets you expect a romance in which the ravished heroine, married under family compulsion, finally falls in love with her husband. But you have to keep in mind that the title was chosen by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, who is well known for her clear eyed realism about both American and Indian contexts. Divakaruni is an Indian settled in America. These women take stock of their own conditions and make decisions to usher in changes. In the 90s Divakaruni worked as a volunteer at a centre for battered women.
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This book of short stories fell short for me. It was because there was nothing redeeming about the In her debut collection of short stories, Divakaruni explores the ways in which women raised with traditional values try to balance the realities of a new existence in America. I love short stories Arranged Marriage : Stories.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Although Chitra Divakaruni's poetry has won praise and awards for many years, it is her "luminous, exquisitely crafted prose" Ms. Arranged Marriage , her first collection of stories, spent five weeks on the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller list and garnered critical acclaim that would have been extraordinary for even a more established author.
For the young girls and women brought to life in these stories, the possibility of change, of starting anew, is both as terrifying and filled with promise as the ocean that separates them from their homes in India. From the story of a young bride whose fairy-tale vision of California is shattered when her husband is murdered and she must face the future on her own, to a proud middle-aged divorced woman determined to succeed in San Francisco, Divakaruni's award-winning poetry fuses here with prose for the first time to create eleven devastating portraits of women on the verge of an unforgettable transformation.
Born in India, Divakaruni lives near Houston. For further information about Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, visit her Web site at www.
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How do the physical and psychological landscapes of India and America differ in these stories? What does this unusual choice of voice add to the meaning and impact of the story? The mother-daughter relationship is a central theme in many of these stories. Is the author making a general comment about this relationship? Most of the stories in this collection focus on women who are in serious danger, be it physical, emotional, or both. Do the stories leave you reason to be hopeful for these women? Do the women in these stories view themselves as having choices?
This book of short stories fell short for me. It was because there was nothing redeeming about the In her debut collection of short stories, Divakaruni explores the ways in which women raised with traditional values try to balance the realities of a new existence in America. I love short stories Arranged Marriage : Stories. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Although Chitra Divakaruni's poetry has won praise and awards for many years, it is her "luminous, exquisitely crafted prose" Ms.
Book Review | Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Arranged Marriage is a collection of eleven short stories written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni who is an Indian-American author and poet. This book was published in and won the American Book Award. It was on the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller list for five weeks.
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