Arranged Marriage: Stories (2022)

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  • Title: Arranged Marriage: Stories
  • Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • ISBN: 9780385483506
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Paperback
Arranged Marriage: Stories
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  1. Another derivative piece of literature from another unoriginal South Asian female author Frankly, I wasn t really surprised by the unoriginality of the writing and the stories You can smell the plot from miles away Mostly they are about the oh so oppressed females, hailing from traditional Indian backgrounds, stuck duped coaxed forced in loveless arranged marriages because that s what good Indian women do, as Mrs Divakaruni repeats incessantly And then the stereotypes pour in the nostalgia of In [...]

  2. The words arranged marriage conjure images of brides with their faces covered, tyrannical husbands and oppressively large families Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni in her book, Arranged Marriage, portrays this entity within India or Indian Diaspora in a variety of manifestations that build and then destroy these stereotypes Like Indian marriages the stories in this collection are tied on many levels Throughout her book, Divakaruni weaves themes of family honor and woman in bad relationships The collec [...]

  3. There is not one Indian male character who is shown in a positive light in this book Well maybe one, but that s pretty much it However there is a reason for this and I must say it is rightly so We regularly tend to assume that times have changed for women in India and we are making progress 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 For most of the small town and rural women which is where most people st [...]

  4. Explanation of Rating A captivating and emotional book of, at times funny, at times sad, but always profound 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 With all these short stories Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni wants especially Indian women to be strong and conscious of the values each and every one of them has and wants to evoke the possibility of change, of starting anew.Recommendation First of [...]

  5. In her debut collection of short stories, Divakaruni explores the ways in which women raised with traditional values try to balance the realities of a new existence in America I love short stories and there are some really great ones in this collection Most deal with the push pull a woman experiences when she feels honor bound to long held traditional beliefs, yet tempted to break free in a new country with very different rules The women in these stories struggle to find their place, sometimes s [...]

  6. This collection of 11 short stories explores the lives of Indian women both in their home in the Subcontinent and in the U.S The stories are quite interesting and there are lots of insights about Indian women and how they perceive their lives There is a strong current among the stories exploring the Indian belief that men are superior to women, and a woman s life should be spent in service and obedience to her husband The writing is dynamic and powerful The characters are realistic These stories [...]

  7. 2.5 rounded up to 3.A collection of 11 short stories Most all of them about an Indian bride s arranged marriage to a native US guy or guy settled in US.Hence the name for the collection Light and readable, with a gloomy and depressing undertone, but only a couple of stories that touched my heart The Maid Servant s story, Doors and Meeting Mrinal

  8. I had been wanting to read this book for ages, but when Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni engaged in conversation with Geoffrey Chaucer on Twitter, I knew It Was Time Chaucer appears nowhere in this short story collection, though.As the title implies, the stories revolve around arranged marriage, an issue I have been dealing with since puberty The stories resonated with me deeply, not only because of their portrayal of Indian culture but also because they deal with the particular challenges of growing [...]

  9. Beberapa waktu lalu saya menonton salah satu episode My Grandmother s Ravioli, acara kuliner yang menampilkan resep resep tradisional dari para nenek dan kakek dari berbagai negara yang tinggal di Amerika Dalam episode tersebut, giliran dua nenek dari India yang didatangi Mo, host acara tersebut Seperti kisah kisah dalam kumcer Arranged Marriage, dua wanita berusia 60 an ini juga diboyong ke Amerika setelah dijodohkan dengan pria yang sudah lebih dulu tinggal di sana Sebagai wanita muda yang tib [...]

  10. Very readable selection of stories, but overall I don t feel that they touched me in a lasting way I can t quite pinpoint what s lacking here, except by attempting a comparison between this collection and Jhumpa Lahiri s Interpreter of Maladies The subject matter is identical, and yet these two writers have different approaches Divakaruni s writing is literal, as if she is reciting stories to an audience Lahiri s style is cerebral, the stories are to be read for hidden nuances insinuated betwe [...]

  11. Arranged Marriage Stories by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Sometimes it so happens that when you read too many books from the same author, you begin to easily feel too comfortable with the theme and you can end up even predicting the end and can easily sniff what is happening after having just read a few pages I had the same feeling with this book After having read atleast four books prior to reading Arranged Marriage, I was not quite impressed with the theme and emotions as there was nothing new a [...]

  12. Aku selalu percaya bahwa dalam setiap buku selalu ada hal yang bisa dijadikan pelajaran Bagi penulis, bisa saja sebuah pelajaran agar bisa menulis sebaik buku yang dibacanya atau mencegah diri menghasilkan tulisan seburuk buku yang dibacanya Keduanya adalah cara belajar yang baik, bukan Sambil mengambil pelajaran dari buku tersebut, ada beberapa kondisi yang biasanya muncul dalam batin seorang pembaca Apakah ia merasa terhibur dengan pengetahuan barunya, atau merasa tertekan dengan pengetahuan i [...]

  13. Setelah membaca Revolution 2020 karya Chetan Bhagad dan suka, saya memutuskan untuk membaca buku yang ditulis oleh penulis India Dan sampailah saya pada sebuah buku kumpulan cerita pendek karya Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni berjudul Arranged Mariaged Perjodohan Tak terlalu berharap banyak pada mulanya, karena ini buku terjemahan, tapi setelah membaca halaman halaman awalnya, langsung suka.Dan tak mau berhenti sampai tuntas Ada 11 cerita yang terdapat di buku setebal 370 halaman yang punya kaver sed [...]

  14. The book is easy to read and difficult to put down The characters are real and face common struggles, yet they emerge hopeful and strong, which makes the stories a pleasure to read Arranged Marriage is a collection of 11 short stories based on marriage and relationships The Maid Servant s Story , though not exactly based on marriage, is my personal favorite The story is about a woman who treats her maid servant with respect and dignity unlike her family members who ill treat her Despite her best [...]

  15. I love short stories and the stories in Chitra Divakaruni s Arranged Marriage were perfect They were short, but not too short and didn t end too abruptly, leaving me wondering what happened.I came across this book after I read another one of Divakaruni s books, One Amazing Thing, a novel of connected short stories I really liked this book also I highly recommend while searching GoodReads for some of her other works I found Arranged Marriage.Each story except for one was narrated by a female tell [...]

  16. Divakaruni s first collection of short stories reveals the literary strength of a much seasoned writer This isn t to say that Divakaruni doesn t have her fair share of writing experience indeed, she is an accomplished poet and novelist, and has won numerous awards But the short story genre is a different beast, and requires different techniques for a writer to truly succeed This collection of short stories focuses on as the title suggests arranged marriages, specifically the traditional marriag [...]

  17. Buat saya, Divakaruni bisa dibilang storyteller Terlepas bagus atau tidak isi ceritanya, tapi rasanya sangat nyaman membaca buku beliau, seperti sedang diceritakan, atau mendengarkan cerita dari pihak ketiga Tidak ada cerita yang berlebihan, atau berkesan tidak mungkin Yah, semua terlihat seperti kehidpan sehari hari yang sangat mungkin terjadi Tentunya dengan latar belakang budaya India dan benturannya ketika wanita wanita dalam cerita ini tinggal di Amerika 3,5 bintang, dibulatkan jadi 4, tamb [...]

  18. I don t need to read an entire book to sense what s going to be the essence of all the stories I m an Indian girl who had an arranged marriage and my life is nowhere close what these stories point at I m not denying the issues faced by women, especially when they re forced to get in marriages But hey, everybody s story is different India has been patriarchal for ages, but things have changed, we ve come a long way Why put a concept like marriage, a beautiful one at that in a box of obvious and c [...]

  19. 2.5 starsI am being miserly in my rating and I know it The author here has imagination, compelling language and a way with plots There is no doubt about that ButArranged Marriage is a collection of short stories by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni The phrase arranged marriages so peculiar to the Indian Asian society evokes incorrectly some would say images of demure brides being packed to unappreciative grumpy boys who want slaves than they do spouses And perhaps at some point of time in history this [...]

  20. Ho iniziato a leggere questo libro su consiglio della mia bibliotecaria che mi ha detto Leggilo, molto bello, ti piacer L ho letto e devo ammettere che carino, ma non mi ha regalato particolari emozioni Matrimonio combinato una serie di racconti, per la precisione, 11, in cui le protagoniste sono donne che dall India, dominata dalle leggi patriarcali sperano di trovare il loro posto al sole, la loro Eldorado in California Sono donne che lottano con una legge fondata sugli uomini, che trasgredisc [...]

  21. Stack of short stories and the problem with short stories is that you need to escape the trap of stereotyping the characters, which sadly Chitra has fallen into Characters like the Indian male, Indian household, arranged marriage, immigrant life, Bengali women etc I definitely resent how she has cast all Indian husbands as sadistic, sex maniacal, over indulgent and all Bengali women as docile,helpless and utterly disappointed with their immigrant life I know and have learnt about a lot of bengal [...]

  22. The writing is not bad good even It s the stories that pull the book down to two stars I found most, if not all, of the stories really depressing, and hard to connect to It was like an observation 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 I also found that the book lacked to make a statement Both arranged marriage and love marriage situations are shown to be miserable [...]

  23. 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 This is because most of the Indian women I know are second generation and it is their mothers who might have had experiences similar to those described Although set in this context, several of the stories could have worked equally well against another background the Affair could have happened in a marriage unequal by other means and Doors has the same [...]

  24. This collection of short stories is a look into various walks of life from the eyes of several young Indian women One of my favorite stories in here is about a lady who finds a young boy virtually on her doorstep and takes him into her household in the same way one would bring in a stray animal, much to the chagrin of her boyfriend who doesn t want children Themes include assimilation, love, separation, power, tradition, culture, piety, and much .

  25. An anthology of short stories about the arranged marriages of young, Indian women Not all marriages are made in heaven and end up being blissful and this is exactly what this book tells us It s always good to take the risk keeping in mind that what lies ahead can never be foreseen This belief will help us to be prepared for the hardships that come by.

  26. Great Book, Her words flutter turning her prose almost into poetry You can relate to the characters even though your background has nothing to do with theirs It s definitely a page turner, but only at the beginning, as you start to ration each story as you approach the end of the book.

  27. Beautiful collection of short stories If you have not read Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Yet, You can start with this book Totally Loved it The way she weaves characters into her stories, is superficial.

  28. Judul Arranged Marriage Perjodohan Seri Brotherhood of The Conch 2Penulis Chitra Banerjee DivakaruniPenerjemah Gita Yuliani K.Penerbit Gramedia Pustaka UtamaTerbit Januari 2014Tebal 376 halamanISBN 978 602 03 0135 8Kategori Novel FiksiGenre Sastra India, Sosial Budaya, Kumpulan CeritaBeli di Mbak MariaHarga Rp 51,000 Pre order Kalimat pembuka Tahun itu Ibu sering menangis, di malam hari.Koleksi cerita pendek Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni kali ini merekam jejak perjalanan para gadis dan perempuan In [...]

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