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Although Chitra Divakaruni’s poetry has won praise and awards for many years, it is her “luminous, exquisitely crafted prose” (Ms.) that is quickly. In this collection of emotionally fraught short stories, poet Divakaruni (Black Candle) relates the travails of Indian women trying to adapt to the often alienating . 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.

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And for the same reason I may probably not pick up another book by her for the next one year atleast. Though her perspective is perhaps chiitra a bit heavily by her own Westernization and adoption of American culture, I found her views relatively well balanced.

Alih- alih menyuruhnya pergi, Meera malah menyuruhnya masuk dan merawatnya, yang tentu saja bukan hal yang mudah bagi seorang Meera dan Khrisna nama yang diberikan Meera buat si anak.

Kata Cinta Kisah ini diceritakan dari sudut pandang orang kedua.

If this book was a person, I would tell it: Ia berkata ia puas dengan yang dimilikinya, puas dengan pandangan kagum laki-laki yang dijumpainya, dan ia tak mau merosot menjadi seorang ibu rumah tangga. The one that I possibly enjoyed the most was the one with the maid servant – not because the story was uplifting but because it was an engaging and relatively “lively” story.

Feb 04, Saray rated it it was amazing.

Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni | : Books

Ketika ia sampai di rumah, ibunya sudah menyiapkan koper berisi pakaian si perempuan. Di masa kehamilannya, dia yang tinggal bersama mertua dan keluarga besar suami hal yang umum di India masih harus banyak melakukan pekerjaan- pekerjaan berat. Mungkin ini salah satu kisah yang tidak berbau kultural namun tetap memikat dan meninggalkan kesan mendalam. Read it Forward Read it first.


Ia bercerita tentang betapa Mahesh mencintainya, dan keluarganya yang harmonis. I have a masters degree in English with an emphasis in English. Si perempuan hendak dijodohkan dengan pria India kasta Brahmin, seorang eksekutif terpandang. The book is easy to read and difficult to put down. Beautiful collection of short stories. I read this book cover to cover on a marrage, warm Saturday afternoon. Mungkin para imigran bernasib lebih baik karena adat tidak terlalu ketat mengungkung.

Dan sore itu adalah sore yang naas. 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. Jan 05, Uttara Srinivasan rated it it was ok. Oct 06, Tejaswini rated it it was ok Shelves: Finally, I recommend this book for all the other people who can relate to issues such issues bansrjee racism, interracial relationships, economic disparity, abortion, and divorce because although not you are not necessarily being hit by the problems an Indian woman faces her whole life, it is very important not to be completely oblivious of how hard a life of an oppressed woman can be.

Sampai suatu kejadian merubah pendapatnya, saat dia menemukan seorang hispanic kecil marrage di depan tangga apartemennya. Stereotypes abound, to be sure, but she overcomes them with intricate insights into the precise experiences of some truly compelling characters.

Manisha berkata, ia akan mengenakan sari warna kuning kunyit. The story is about a woman who treats her maid servant with respect and dignity unlike her family members who ill-treat her. Ibunya berkata bahwa film seperti itu memerosotkan moral.

Are they correct in their views, or are they deluding themselves?

Arranged Marriage Reader’s Guide

Apr 06, Renita D’Silva rated it it was amazing. May 01, Pages Buy. Kisah ini mengambil tema pasaran sebetulnya. Namun, mertuanya begitu penuh kasih sehingga membiarkannya tinggal bersama mereka.


Given that it deals with such weighty issues, I can’t promise that it’ll be a fun read, but I was charmed and intrigued and highly encourage others to try it out.

Frankly, I wasn’t really surprised by the unoriginality of the writing and the stories. The women in these stories struggle to find their place, sometimes suffering great loss while breaking free from the restraints of centuries of tradition. I will be thinking of these for a long time. Sep 15, Pages Buy.

Ada 11 cerita yang terdapat di buku setebal halaman yang punya kaver sederhana tapi cantik. View all 20 comments. She travels to the United States, and discovers a whole new way of life when her husband dies and she faces the decision of staying in America or going back to India to live with her in-laws. Composed of short stories, where no two are alike but together give an incredible sense of harmony and leaves every reader with a deep impression. Dia belum ingin menikah dan punya anak, karena menganggap punya anak adalah rentetan kerumitan.

Ditambah dengan kunjungan tak terduga dari suami Meena ke rumah Abha. Si istri tidak kembali. Lists with This Book.

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

Ketulusan kakek-paman membuat saya trenyuh. Aku selalu percaya bahwa dalam setiap marraige selalu ada hal yang bisa dijadikan pelajaran. This is an easy read. It had nothing to do with my real life as an immigrant woman in America.