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About the Book :
Unlike most Indian immigrants, Amara Malhotra is not destined to achieve the American Dream. Much to the anxiety of her parents the spirited Biji and the doting Baba Amara leads an unremarkable life. That is, until she marries Harvard-educated millionaire, Prashant Roy. However, this fairy-tale isnt meant to last, and even as Amaras marriage collapses, she finds herself returning to the land of her birth, to the small city of Shimla. Here, in a borough grappling with questions of modernity, Amara is caught in a tug-of-war between old beliefs and new ones, between parents who favour obedience and new friends who encourage independent thought. With powerful insights, One and a Half Wife traces the coming-of-age of multiple characters, while re-defining family, relationships and love in contemporary India.
About the Author :
A financial journalist by day and a writer by night, Meghna Pant is the editor of a business magazine. She has formerly worked as a TV anchor for NDTV Profit and Bloomberg-UTV. Her short stories have been published in over a dozen literary magazines, across four countries. An avid traveller, Meghna Pant has stayed in various cities around the world, from Mumbai and Singapore to Zurich and New York City. She is currently based in Dubai.
|Title:||One and a Half Wife||Publisher:||westland|
|No. of Pages:||304|
A one resembling a girl-next-door, anything that can happen in Amara Malhotra's life is decided only by her mother's wish or God's wish or His wish, 'His' referring to her future husband. A typical Indian household it is, full of dreams and hopes of landing in the U.S. The dream is achieved as the family realizes its American dream but what awaits them in the foreign country is unexpected. A failed marriage turns Amara a One and a Half Wife and eventually her character, too. A nice read that will take you to the United States with the Malhotra family!
Meghna Pant's One and Half Wife is a compelling read among the recent books by Indian Authors in English. The story flows smoothly from one plot to another making it a must read for all. The author’s characterization and description are so real that one seems to develop a instant bond. Amara's feelings and helplessness in described in a fashion that one feels that she will come to life anytime. The subtle details and twists in the story making it an interesting read till the end. In spite of being a little simplistic, it is a fabulous first attempt and is recommended.
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