A Good Indian Wife

A Good Indian Wife

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Handsome anesthesiologist Neel prides himself on his decisiveness, both in and out of the operating room. So when he agrees to return to India to visit his ailing grand#65533;father, he is sure he'll be able to resist his family's pleas that he marry a "good" Indian girl. With a girlfriend and a promising career back in San Francisco, the last thing Neel needs is an arranged marriage.Leila is a thirty-year-old teacher in Neel's family's village who has watched too many prospective husbands come and go to think her newest suitor will be any different. She is well past prime marrying age; her family has no money for a dowry; and then there's the matter of an old friendship with a Muslim boy named Janni.Neel and Leila struggle to reconcile their own desires with the expectations of others in this riveting story of two people, two countries, and two ways of life that may be more compatible than they seem.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2008]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780393065237
0393065235
Branch Call Number: CHE
Characteristics: 376 pages ; 22 cm

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amg4386
Sep 03, 2013

I absolutely loved this novel. I am a big fan of renting books from the library, but after stumbling upon this one, I knew I had to buy this to add to my bookshelf. This novel gives such an interesting perspective and insights to arranged marriages and the Indian culture. I hope she writes more.

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gtelesford
Mar 10, 2011

Arranged marriage between a simple village woman and a n indian man who goes to america and becomes a doctor. He marries to please his parents but really wants nothing to do with his indian wife and culture. In america it turns out that she is the most intelligent of the 2.

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