Approaching 40, Anju flits back and forth between "Umrica" and her parents in India, looking for the perfect mate. First and foremost, he has to be Indian. Toward the end of the book, Anju finally gets her man, but is disappointed that he wants to get to know her and fall in love before marriage. She Very quick, easy-read, but the main character, Anju, got on my last nerves. She simply wants to get married. To me, Anju sends mixed signals and is not sure why she wants to get married other than to appease her parents.
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Excerpt Book Summary An unconventional heroine defies tradition by making a marriage between the strict customs of India and the wild freedoms of America to find her own happy ending.
Hilarious and heartwarming, For Matrimonial Purposes proves that while the search for love takes many forms, the heartbreak and exhilaration are universal.
In a sensual whirl of silk and spices, Kavita Daswani takes us from Bombay to New York and back again - in what is sure to be one of the most welcomed debuts of the summer. Unmarried at twenty-four - and with no prospects in sight - Anju is a great source of worry to her family.
After pleading with her parents for permission, she boards a plane bound for the United States and a dream of a career. While a husband should be at least twenty, a girl should be married immediately before puberty.
Basham, The Wonder that was India My grandmother was married off two days shy of her tenth birthday. My mother found a husband when she was twenty. I thus reckoned that if every generation increased by a decade the acceptable age for marriage, I should have become a wife by thirty. But at thirty-three, I was nowhere close to being married. And it was this that brought much consternation to all, tainting the joy and inciting hitherto-suppressed family politics, at the wedding of my twenty-two-year-old cousin, Nina.
I was at a family wedding in Bombay, the city where I was born and had spent most of my life. My parents and two brothers still lived here, in the
For Matrimonial Purposes