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.

Author: Galabar Gromuro
Country: Libya
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Technology
Published (Last): 25 January 2004
Pages: 161
PDF File Size: 20.79 Mb
ePub File Size: 17.92 Mb
ISBN: 665-7-82661-420-6
Downloads: 81592
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Teramar

Paperbackpages. Please say he is! I hoped it would have more taste and colors, i hoped it would be funnier, wittier, more engaging, with a better rhythm 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: Even they made me sad, though, because marrying someone you’ve met once or twice does seem like serious business, especially if you make the wrong choice.

Her voice makes it very difficult to not be reminded of the wealthy, upper-caste Indians who go to the US and loudly proclaim their allegiance to the ideals of liberalism and equality and modernity while retaining all their religious prejudice, their casteism and their classism. Torn between the freedom of her American life and the responsibility of being a dutiful daughter, Anju travels to Bombay, “the matrimonial melting-pot,” where she endures a ceaseless and often hilarious parade of potential suitors, flamboyant family weddings, consultations with assorted astrologers, professional matchmakers and family priests, all in the hopes of achieving marital nirvana.

For Matrimonial Purposes by Kavita Daswani

For all of our supposed independence, isn’t our culture just as marriage happy, just as eager to be one half of a whole? The book spans many years in her life without showing much personal grow Is this vaswani YA fiction? In her books, we see how young Indian girls are trying to break away from t Kavita Daswahi is an American author who started her career as a journalist for South China Morning Post when she only seventeen.


Cinta mungkin didapatkan hari ini.

Is this considered YA fiction? It reads easier than the latest issue of Cosmo.


Ya, tentang pencarian cinta sejati ditengah kepatuhan terhadap budaya India ditengah modernisasi. I probably would have if I didn’t get the distinct feeling that the author herself is terribly sweet. Aromanya memanggil dari setiap sudut. So the girl leaves India to strike out on her own and goes to New York where she ends up in a glittering job as a fashion publicist Paris, Concorde, Blahnik as everyone does in a chicklit novel, and eventually finds a man to marry.

For me, Anju is one of the msot annoying characters I’ve ever read and she’s told old purposees to know what she wants and how to obtain it. Oh, Daswanu, she had delivered a daughter as a first-born.

For Matrimonial Purposes by Kavita Daswani | : Books

Saying stuff about Pakistan and other muslim countries like India is any better I literally rolled my eyes when she mentioned in passing how her parents were not barbaric. Matchmaking Indian-style collides with love “Umrican”-style in Daswani’s giddy debut featuring a privileged but mattimonial young woman who moves to New York after her family fails to secure a marriage for her by the time martimonial turns an elderly Cinta mengambang di udara setiap kali kita mengkadiri pernikahan, Kata orang hal seperti itu ditakdirkan This happened, and then this happened, and then this happened.

Anju wants a husband.

Sure, she has remained a “good girl” despite living by herself in that den of iniquity known as New York City. This book has a wonderful build up but ends too quickly. As Anju turns 26 and is still un-unmarried, she decides to go to New York to study. I know that Anju is entitled to her voice or her story. Don’t expect this novel tells a romantic story between the main character with someone. Author is too quick to wrap up the end and readers have no idea how the wedding, honeymoon matrinonial marriage turn out.


Anju, the daughter of a rich Sindhi jeweler, remains unmarried at the age of twenty-plus while her fellow girlfriends and even younger cousins are getting married in droves. A great all-around read!

Also by Kavita Daswani: I really enjoyed how Anju decides to start her life anew and do something that many single Indian women wouldn’t do.

Apalagi kedua adik lelakinya akan segera bertunangan dan akan segera menikah melangkahinya, membuat sang Ibu dan sanak-familinya berlomba-lomba mencarikan daswan untuk Anju. The end felt rushed, and just as Anju is beginning to broaden her horizons, beginning to grow and change and adapt to non-conservative, non-traditional ideas view spoiler [her would-be boyfriend proposes to her after all, hide spoiler ] defeating the whole point of the last ten pages of the story and negating half of Anju’s character growth.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

For Matrimonial Purposes

Daswani does not disappoint: May 26, Elisheva Rina rated it did not like it. Mar 12, Sasha Strader rated it really liked it Shelves: To view it, click here.

She needn’t have bothered, it was a fairly enjoyable piece of fluff anyway. Novel ini cukup unik, walau tak bisa dibilang benar-benar bagus.

Okay, I can’t defend the chick lit part. Chick lit should be, at heart, fun.

The potential suitors found by her family aren’t up to her standards, but she’s not having much luck on her own, caswani. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.