ISBN 9789380032566,Bollywood Becomes Her

Bollywood Becomes Her



Westland Publications

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9789380032566

ISBN-10 9380032560


Edition 1
Number of Pages 314 Pages
Language (English)


Her newly acquired Ivy Leagyue degree has taken American Meg Smith straight back to where she started: her old bedroom in her parents' Bay Area house. Now - her long cherished dreams of authorial fame buried beneath a sheaf of rejection letters - Meg spends her time watching Kuch Kuch Hota Hai over and over again. Enrolling in a beginner's class in the language she knows so well, in the hope for some kind of validation, she meets a handsome Indian Professor, Raj. Determined to impress him, Meg decides to combine attributes of Hindi actresses. Distraction lurks, however, in the persona of her Indian-American classmate, a blue-eyed six-footer named Dev, whose love beads, dreadlocks, Guatemalan ponchos and patchouli deodorant disqualify him from the ranks of 'real' Indians. As Meg veers between self-assurance and self-flagellation, she realises that the search for an identity is as difficult in a sari as in cut-offs. Meredith McGuire, indi aficionado and lover of all things Bollywood, weaves a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek story of angry, secretive siblings, clueless parents, unexpected discoveries and foes-turned-friends.

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