The Resource Marrying Anita : a quest for love in the new India, Anita Jain

Marrying Anita : a quest for love in the new India, Anita Jain

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Marrying Anita : a quest for love in the new India
Title
Marrying Anita
Title remainder
a quest for love in the new India
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Anita Jain
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Language
eng
Summary
Describes the journalist author's decision to pursue an arranged marriage in her parents' native India, an endeavor marked by cultural perceptions about her age, an onslaught of nosy relatives, and dozens of potential husbands
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 954/.56035
  • B
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no index present
LC call number
CT275.J279
LC item number
A3 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Marrying Anita : a quest for love in the new India, Anita Jain
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Marrying Anita : a quest for love in the new India, Anita Jain
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
"Anita Jain was fed up with the New York singles scene. After three years of frustration and awkward dates, and under constant pressure from her Indian parents to find someone, she started to wonder: Was looking for a husband in a bar any more barbaric than traditional arranged marriage? After all this effort, there had to be something easier." "After announcing in a much-discussed New York magazine article her intention to try arranged marriage, Jain moves back to India -- the impoverished, backward land her parents fled -- to find a husband. At age thirty-two, well past the cultural deadline for starting a family, Jain subjects herself to a whole new onslaught of expectations -- and suitors. Hanging out in bars, haggling with landlords, and hustling from province to province in search of a suitable man, Jain finds her struggles at once strangely similar to those she had in New York and wildly different (you don't meet many Sufi saints in Manhattan, nor does your father accompany on you on first dates). Marrying Anita is an account of romantic chance encounters, nosy relatives, and dozens of potential husbands. Will she find a suitable man? Will he please her parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins? Is the new urban Indian culture really all that different from America's?" "With disarming candor, Jain tells her own romantic story even as it unfolds before her, and in the process sheds new light on a country modernizing at breakneck speed. Marrying Anita is a refreshingly honest look at our own expectations and the modern search for the perfect mate." -- BOOK JACKET
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22 cm
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Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781596911857
Lccn
2007050039
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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