Arranged Marriage: Stories
Recommendation: First ...more
And then the stereotypes pour in: the nosta ...more
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)
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 ...more
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 more literal, as if she is reciting stories to an audience. Lahiri's style is more cerebral, the stories are to be read for hidden nuances in ...more
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, sometime ...more
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 pengetahu ...more
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 growin ...more
3,5 bintang, dibulatkan jadi 4, ...more
Dan tak mau berhenti sampai tuntas.
Ada 11 cerita yang terdapat di buku setebal 370 halaman yang punya kav ...more
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 he ...more
This collection of short stories focuses on (as the title suggests) arranged marriages, specifically the traditi ...more
"Matrimonio combinato" è 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 ...more
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 ...more
I also found that the book lacked to make a statement. Both arranged marriage and "love" marriage situations are shown ...more
Judul: Arranged Marriage (Perjodohan)
Seri: Brotherhood of The Conch #2
Penulis: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Penerjemah: Gita Yuliani K.
Penerbit: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Terbit: Januari 2014
Tebal: 376 halaman
Kategori: Novel Fiksi
Genre: Sastra India, Sosial Budaya, Kumpulan Cerita
Beli di: Mbak Maria
Harga: Rp. 51,000 (Pre-order)
Tahun itu Ibu sering menangis, di malam hari.
Koleksi cerita pendek Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni kali ini merekam jejak perjalanan para gadis ...more
Especially because, I love The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
However, though well-written (hence the three stars), I felt this collection of short stories were on the whole depressing.
Most of the stories portrayed the women protagonists as victims of their circumstances and fate and overbearing Indian Men.
Also, though the blurb says Indian-Born women it is all about Bengali women and therefore is a little limited in terms of setting and g ...more
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.
It’s not every day (or year or decade) one visits India, so I might as well hoard myself a little with books written by Indian authors. Unfortunately, I may have been too tied up with work, or too lazy to go around that I was only able to buy 3 “local books”, 1 bestseller that is available elsewhere although the book I bought was published in India, and 1 C.S. Lewis book that I hope am able to read (it’s a collection of poems – I know, I didn’t know what I was thinking. Hahaha!).
This book, Arran