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Anju, faced with yet another unsuitable suitor at her cousin’s wedding, recalls the ups and downs of her “Great Husband Hunt” and her struggle to find her place in matriminial society. The happy ending romance also seemed a bit perfunctory, as we didn’t really get a chance to know the guy. All of them look like they are in a hurry to get married.


Nov 21, Kris – My Novelesque Life rated it really liked it. She, with three missing teeth and callused hands and dark, worn skin.

It was sort of a jatrimonial read. Overall, definitely not too interesting. Anju isn’t just “Indian” – she’s about as representative of Indian women as Paris Hilton is of an American woman – and it’s rather irritating to have reviewers call the book “Bridget Jones’s diary with a distinct Indian flavor” Library journal, emphasis mine or “matchmaking Indian-style collides with love American style” Publishers weekly.

It was the carpet statements that suggested that all Indian girls get married when they turn To me, there was nothing very funny about that.


At home in Bombay, Anju tries to look the part of the fashionable and worldly expatriate, eager to show that she has become more independent, less constrained by social mores. Entering her mid-thirties, Anju has proven to be a failure as a daughter. First, the issue of Anju’s personality, which to me is not a misstep on the part of the author, although it could seem that way to an American audience who would prefer a headstrong and fiercely independent protagonist eager to break the shackles enslaving her to a patriarchal society.

The most interesting characters were all of Anju’s rejected suitors.

For Matrimonial Purposes

What will it take for Anju to meet the man that others assure her has been born for her and, in the meantime, how can she balance her traditional Indian life with her increasingly independent American one? Kavita Daswani is an American author who started her career as lavita journalist for South China Morning Dawsani when she only seventeen.

However, the aforementioned criticisms are a little harsh. 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 no I haven’t read more superficial book than this one in ages! Other matirmonial have listed two primary problems with this book: The unthinkable had happened” The feminist in me was cringing while reading this book. Semuanya tampak seperti kebelet nikah.

I wonder, what does she do in the New York apartment that she is so attached too? Second is the classification of the novel as mindless chick lit. Cinta mengambang di udara setiap kali kita mengkadiri pernikahan, Ya, tentang pencarian cinta sejati ditengah kepatuhan terhadap budaya India ditengah modernisasi.


It is fast paced, light, and entertaining. A simple quest about a girl who is looking for love and struggles between what she’d like and what her origins, culture and family expect of her – and then finds a nice match somewhere in the middle. Not all the efforts of numerous swamis or countless fortune-tellers or famous matchmaking gurus in the world can help Anju snare a bridegroom. Setelah begitu rumitnya perjalanan mencari suami bukan cinta yasetelah beberapa pria yang singgah, setelah beratnya beban menjadi perempuan di pertengahan tiga puluhan yang belum menikah, bagaimana akhir kisah Anju?

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It got old fast. She needn’t have bothered, it was a fairly enjoyable piece of fluff anyway. And the novel, while perhaps simplistic in its presentation, is not mindless. Cinta mungkin kavvita besok.

I won’t spoil it for you but there is definitely a life lesson to be learned!

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