For Matrimonial Purposes by Kavita Daswani

For Matrimonial Purposes

Kavita Daswani

Anju lives and works in New York, but she goes home to India on a regular basis, in the hope that her parents can find her a suitable husband. Her independent lifestyle means that she is considered totally unsuitable for the local bachelors, but it is her mother's sole aim to see her married. A light, amusing read exploring the issues between westernised children and eastern parents. It has you racing to the end to see if they live happily ever after.

Extract

'No!' I said emphatically, 'Look, there's got to be a vibe that happens between two people; you know, kind of a connection. You just get it - either it's there, or it's not.'
'Aarey, I don't know what you're saying,' my mother replied.
'I just want to be happy, Mummy.'
'Beti,' she replied, 'I don't want you to be happy. I want you to be married.'

Parallels
  • Saris and Sins by Nina Minas
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony by Shyama Perera
  • Bend it Like Beckham - the film
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