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Miss New India

Bharati Mukerjee

ISBN 10: 8129117592 / ISBN 13: 9788129117595
Editorial: Rupa publications, 2011
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Nineteen-year-old Anjali Bose born into a traditional family in Gauripur is enrolled in a BCom programme Her father a government clerk and her mother a housewife want her to marry a suitable Bengali boy of their choice But Anjali intelligent ambitious and charming dreams of adventure and self-fulfillment Convinced that she has a right to pursue personal happiness Anjali is a member of a new generation of Indians Her teacher Peter Champion an expat recognizes Anjalis potential and encourages her to act on her dreams When a meeting with the bridegroom candidate her father has selected goes horribly wrong she decides to take charge and runs away from home With her well-connected teachers help she arrives in Bangalore a thriving IT hub crowded with young migrants who like her have come in search of jobs in call centres In Bangalore suddenly feeling free of the confines of class ethnicity and gender Anjali hurls herself into building a new life Of course a new life in a New India comes at a cost 336 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 102277

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Título: Miss New India

Editorial: Rupa publications

Año de publicación: 2011

Encuadernación: Pbk

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Nineteen-year-old Anjali Bose, born into a traditional family in Gauripur, is enrolled in a B.Com programme. Her father, a government clerk, and her mother, a housewife, want her to marry a suitable Bengali boy of their choice. But Anjali, intelligent, ambitious and charming, dreams of adventure and self-fulfillment. Convinced that she has a right to pursue personal happiness, Anjali is a member of a new generation of Indians. Her teacher, Peter Champion, an expat, recognizes Anjali s potential and encourages her to act on her dreams. When a meeting with the bridegroom candidate her father has selected goes horribly wrong, she decides to take charge and runs away from home. With her well-connected teacher s help, she arrives in Bangalore, a thriving IT hub, crowded with young migrants, who like her, have come in search of jobs in call centres. In Bangalore, suddenly feeling free of the confines of class, ethnicity and gender, Anjali hurls herself into building a new life. Of course, a new life in a New India comes at a cost ...

About the Author:

Bharati Mukherjee is the author of eight novels, two short story collections, and the co-author of two book of non-fiction. She is a professor of of English at the University of California....

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