ISBN 9780552996693,Arranged Marriage

Arranged Marriage



Random House

Publication Year 1997

ISBN 9780552996693

ISBN-10 0552996696


Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)


The book, Arranged Marriage, is the debut novel of the author. It has gathered much praise from its readers. This book throws light on the issues faced by the Indian woman, who is stuck with cultural changes, and is free at the same time, battling to make a life for herself. The book gives a stunning documentary of the life of a young bride whose life takes a turn for the worse when her spouse is killed, leaving her to fend for herself. The book also throws light on the life of a middle-aged woman, divorced from her husband, who is geared up to make it big in the city of San Francisco. The author states that the stories in this book are a result of her own thinking as well as past events in the lives of women she knows. The author of this book, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, is a renowned writer as well as poet. The author hails from Kolkata, India and has obtained her bachelor's degree of Arts from the University of Calcutta. In the year 1976, she completed her post-graduate degree from Wright State University in the United States, followed by a doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Some of the notable works of this author include The Unknown Errors Of Our Lives, The Vine Of Desire, and Shadowland: Book Three of the Brotherhood of the Conch. The author currently resides in Houston, along with her spouse, two sons and pet dog.