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literature by a promising writer such as Chitra Divakaruni. The title of this fine volume of short stories disturbed me at first. Although Arranged Marriage does not. 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. Although Chitra Divakaruni’s poetry has won praise and awards for many years, Arranged Marriage, her first collection of stories, spent five weeks on the San.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Some women will hopefully even be able to come out of this bad condition of life where stereotypes and boundaries still represent a huge barrier for the free development of their individuality. Cerita ini merupakan salah satu potret kehidupan keluarga miskin India yang diwarnai kekerasan domestik.

Negara kapitalis begitu kejam, terutama terhadap pendatang. Not the dark circles under her eyes. How does the Indian immigrant experience compare to that of other immigrants—Spanish, Italian, Chinese? Terlalu banyak hal menakutkan tentang pernikahan yang terpapar di dalamnya, dan aku benci mengakui bahwa semua itu benar adanya. Saya sebagai pembaca, seperti diajak untuk mereka-reka atau mencoba melanjutkan sendiri kisahnya.

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 found most, if not all, of the stories really depressing, and hard to connect to. However, for most of us, our idea of these changing times dwells from the narrow view of the upper middle class society that we live in.

Jul 12, Punit Soni rated it really liked it Shelves: Cerita paling pendek di buku ini dan yang paling membosankan, tidak meninggalkan kesan apa-apa. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Kata Cinta Kisah ini diceritakan dari sudut pandang orang kedua. Hingga saat ini, praktek perjodohan masih berlaku di kalangan orang India, bahkan keturunan India yang tinggal di Indonesia soalnya kerabat saya pernah curhat tentang hal ini. Newton No preview available – It is evident that the author loves potato curry and mahogany beds, but she should have allowed her characters some variety!

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Although Chitra Divakaruni’s poetry has won praise and divakauni for many years, it is her prose that is quickly making her one of the xhitra rising stars in the changing face of American literature.

He taught me the names of all the trees-mango, lichee, kul-and let me taste the first ripe fruits. Buku ini memiliki muatan yang bagus tapi sekaligus menimbulkan tekad dalam hati bahwa aku tidak akan membaca buku ini untuk yang kedua kalinya. The characters are real and face common struggles, yet they emerge hopeful and strong, which makes the stories a pleasure to read.

I liked the two stories particularly-one of the woman whose husband runs a supermarket and the other is that of a girl wanting to adopt a son. The question of why Indian women continue to live in bad marriages is not completely answered by the end of the book.

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Now hurry up or you”ll miss the bus. On his off-days he took me fishing and taught me how to hold the rod right and how to tell when there was a nibble, and although all I caught were scraggly little things that we threw back in the pond, he always encouraged me and said I was learning a lot. Suatu hari, Asha mendapat kejutan. The stories are variations on a theme, but no two stories are alike, and each one grabs you from the get-go and tugs at your emotions.

This collection of short stories focuses on as the title suggests banerjde marriages, specifically the traditional marriages favored among many South Asian families. Pages with related products. Why don”t we pack quickly, and I”ll tell you more about him once we”re on the train. Transcultural Women of Late Twentieth-century U.

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Sangat membantu, dan memperjelas, istilah2 atau nama makanan, pakaian, yang ada dalam buku ini. The writing is not bad; good even. Perhaps characters are flat.


The mother-daughter relationship is a central theme in many of these stories. Akan ada air mata, tapi apakah itu berarti bahagia atau cnitra, silahkan dibaca sendiri yaa. I was entranced by the steamy smell of the train, the shriek of its whistle-loud without being scary-that announced when a tunnel was coming up, its comforting, joggly rhythm that soothed me into a half sleep.

I”d only seen wells in picture books.

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Dalam bayangannya semula,tempat yang akan ditinggalinya adalah negeri impian. Praise “A remarkably strong debut. For most of the small town and rural women which is where most peo There is not one Indian male character who is shown in a positive light in this book. She is also closely involved with Pratham, an organization that helps educate children especially those living in urban slums in India. Why put a concept like marriage, a beautiful one at that in a box of obviou I don’t need to read an entire book to sense what’s going to be the essence of all the stories.

Though her perspective is perhaps influenced a bit heavily by her own Westernization and adoption of American culture, I found her views relatively well balanced. Or does writing something that doesn’t make your blood boil or head hang less demonstrative of one’s intellectual prowess?

The constant sadness and misery would have been okay, had the stories been more insightful or if the writing style was more creative. From his own cow, he told me, as he watched me gulp it down. See and discover other items: And perhaps at some point of time in history – this was even true.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Cerita pertama, Kelelawar, sukses membuat saya hampir saja percaya bahwa ada banyak perubahan dari tulisan Divakaruni. Bertemu Mrinal Asha bercerai dari suaminya Mahesh.

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