Wednesday, July 29, 2009
For Matrimonial Purposes
You don't need to be born Indian to enjoy For Matrimonial Purposes, a novel about trying to find true love while navigating through the complex norms of arranged marriages and international borders.
The book provided lots of insight into the quandries facing the 'modern' Indian woman or anyone caught in a huge cultural shift. Tradition is not easily cast aside.
Anju's journey makes for hilarious reading and left me with happy tears by the end.
With last year's success of 'Slumdog Millionnaire' maybe the book has been optioned....
I think this would be a great international success as a film. As a book it is perfect summer reading! Light, interesting, captivating and 'feel-good'.