Kirin Narayan Love, Stars, And All That

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Love, Stars, And All That

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From the lively crossroads where two continents and several cultures meet comes this quixotic and charming romantic comedy. In her whimsical portrait of a young Indian woman, Kirin Narayan affectionately skewers the all-too-common quest for the perfect hero. Elinor Lipman renders high praise: "Gita in Berkeley has to be the most appealing cultural exchange since Dorothy returned from Oz." Gita, of late an overworked graduate student, finds the notion of dating as alien as the black-leather-with-metal-spikes daywear she sees out on Telegraph Avenue. The very word connotes the romances Gita's classmates used to read under the desks at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour back in Ooty. Besides, Gita's beloved Saroj Aunty's astro-numerologist has predicted that in Chaitra 2040 - otherwise known as March 1984 - Gita will meet her jori. Or, as they say in America, Mr. Right. Never mind that Westernized Gita can't even name the months after Chaitra; when her month of destiny arrives, intriguing males do appear at every turn. In fact, Gita can't help wishing that the stars had been just a bit more specific. This one has a girlfriend, that one's too blond, the one with the Guru turns out to be gay. But Gita continues to line her eyes with kajal and let her tresses of hair fall free from their customary braid - all to make it easier for her Prince to recognize his Princess. Love, Stars, and All That is the story of what happens when our endearing heroine thinks she's identified her March Man. Should she follow the Indian road sign that cautions Dashing Means Danger, or the one that assures Better Late Than Never? As Gita figures out the difference between a friendly pucker and a passionate kiss, shealso discovers that America needn't be just one big lonely place. And that no matter how loudly her relatives' refrain of "You want to grow old all by yourself?" may ring in her ears, she must not change any parts of herself in order to fit into someone else's life. Gita knows that

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Narayan, an assistant professor of anthropology, gives us a wry, charming look at academia and cross-cultural romance. Gita is a 23-year-old Indian graduate student at Berkeley. She is analytical, studious, and an almost classic innocent abroad as she searches for the perfect mate that her beloved Saroj aunty's astronumerologist predicted would appear in Chaitra 2040 (i.e., March 1984). The whimsical Gita breaks out of her scholarly routine as the date approaches, meeting men--all the wrong men--while making friends, surviving on a graduate stipend, and writing a book, all the while exploring the crossroads of cultures and the parameters of the human heart. Rather than appear young, indecisive, and unfocused, Gita claims to be working on "the intellectual paradigms underlying colonial folk-narrative collections on the Indian subcontinent"--an announcement greeted with serious appreciation by the professorial types Narayan so loves to lampoon. Further, Gita--a non-drinker schooled at the strictest of convents--dares not risk looking foolish and so finds herself, a shy virgin, inadvertently tipsy and enmeshed in a pseudointellectual discussion comparing sexual slang in Indian vs. American English. This is charming amusement. Whitney Scott

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YA-Prior to Gita's departure from India, an astrologer predicts that the man meant for her will appear in March, 1984. The young Hindu woman, who was educated at a convent school, is well prepared for graduate study, but is amazed at Berkeley campus life. Several men enter her world at the preordained time, and she unhesitatingly leaps to the wrong conclusion. She continues to stumble in her quest to fulfill her destiny while she proceeds faultlessly toward academic success. Narayan richly draws the textures, flavors, and smells of daily life in Bombay, Delhi, Berkeley, and a small New England college town. Characters come to life in action and third-person narrative, interspersed with personal reflection. Gita is a memorable heroine who faces challenges directly, optimistically, and serenely. She adapts to life within and without the Indian community in the USA, then readapts to India during her visits home. A sensual and beautifully written coming-of-age-and-beyond story.
Judy Sokoll, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Descripción SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 1995. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Original ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.From the lively crossroads where two continents and several cultures meet comes this quixotic and charming romantic comedy. In her whimsical portrait of a young Indian woman, Kirin Narayan affectionately skewers the all-too-common quest for the perfect hero. Elinor Lipman renders high praise: Gita in Berkeley has to be the most appealing cultural exchange since Dorothy returned from Oz. Gita, of late an overworked graduate student, finds the notion of dating as alien as the black-leather-with-metal-spikes daywear she sees out on Telegraph Avenue. The very word connotes the romances Gita s classmates used to read under the desks at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour back in Ooty. Besides, Gita s beloved Saroj Aunty s astro-numerologist has predicted that in Chaitra 2040 - otherwise known as March 1984 - Gita will meet her jori. Or, as they say in America, Mr. Right. Never mind that Westernized Gita can t even name the months after Chaitra; when her month of destiny arrives, intriguing males do appear at every turn. In fact, Gita can t help wishing that the stars had been just a bit more specific. This one has a girlfriend, that one s too blond, the one with the Guru turns out to be gay. But Gita continues to line her eyes with kajal and let her tresses of hair fall free from their customary braid - all to make it easier for her Prince to recognize his Princess. Love, Stars, and All That is the story of what happens when our endearing heroine thinks she s identified her March Man. Should she follow the Indian road sign that cautions Dashing Means Danger, or the one that assures Better Late Than Never? As Gita figures out the difference between a friendly pucker and a passionate kiss, shealso discovers that America needn t be just one big lonely place. And that no matter how loudly her relatives refrain of You want to grow old all by yourself? may ring in her ears, she must not change any parts of herself in order to fit into someone else s life. Gita knows that. Nº de ref. de la librería AAV9780671793968

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Associate Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies Kirin Narayan
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Descripción SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 1995. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Original ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. From the lively crossroads where two continents and several cultures meet comes this quixotic and charming romantic comedy. In her whimsical portrait of a young Indian woman, Kirin Narayan affectionately skewers the all-too-common quest for the perfect hero. Elinor Lipman renders high praise: Gita in Berkeley has to be the most appealing cultural exchange since Dorothy returned from Oz. Gita, of late an overworked graduate student, finds the notion of dating as alien as the black-leather-with-metal-spikes daywear she sees out on Telegraph Avenue. The very word connotes the romances Gita s classmates used to read under the desks at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour back in Ooty. Besides, Gita s beloved Saroj Aunty s astro-numerologist has predicted that in Chaitra 2040 - otherwise known as March 1984 - Gita will meet her jori. Or, as they say in America, Mr. Right. Never mind that Westernized Gita can t even name the months after Chaitra; when her month of destiny arrives, intriguing males do appear at every turn. In fact, Gita can t help wishing that the stars had been just a bit more specific. This one has a girlfriend, that one s too blond, the one with the Guru turns out to be gay. But Gita continues to line her eyes with kajal and let her tresses of hair fall free from their customary braid - all to make it easier for her Prince to recognize his Princess. Love, Stars, and All That is the story of what happens when our endearing heroine thinks she s identified her March Man. Should she follow the Indian road sign that cautions Dashing Means Danger, or the one that assures Better Late Than Never? As Gita figures out the difference between a friendly pucker and a passionate kiss, shealso discovers that America needn t be just one big lonely place. And that no matter how loudly her relatives refrain of You want to grow old all by yourself? may ring in her ears, she must not change any parts of herself in order to fit into someone else s life. Gita knows that. Nº de ref. de la librería AAV9780671793968

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