Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises, a sensitive account of a girl’s efforts to find her destination in life, is full of keen psychological observations. Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises: A Story of Love and Family. Loyalty. Talluri Mathew Bhaskar. Lecturer in English. ABSTRACT: Fiction writing has become a. Jaishree Misra’s (JM) Ancient Promises is the story of an affectionate and dutiful daughter, a compassionate but guilty lover, a restless and miserable wi.

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Is happiness contented with materialistic appeasing of a third person? Can forced marriage get you a complete life? This book depicts the culture and attitude of Indian society towards a women. But where the book really scores is the in between where the trails and tribulations of a young bride in an alien family is depicted. I tried hard to keep going during the first half of the book. Arjun was my favorite character along with Janu’s Ammuma, “She said ‘pha’ which was only reserved for stray dogs”: I have read 2 other books of hers before and this definitely is my favourite.

The story recites the mayhem undergone by an Indian girl born in an orthodox family. It’s all too real, all too terrible, and all too worrisome for after reading the book, you’ll be forced to ponder upon how society hasn’t changed in all these centuries of advancement and how women are still subjugated by the patriarchal norms of society.

Reflecting on that, I can see that an author of fiction would most likely have piled jaixhree the abuse with a heavier spoon, probably had the husband beating his wife, the mother-in-law making her scrub the floor like Cinderella, and her own mother and grandmother forcing her back to her in-laws.


She arrives in England and spends a year studying and reliving lost moments with Arjun. Neither had any change visited the sad countenance of Kerala’s narrow minded “arranged marriage” custom. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Notify me when there is a new review. A passionate review Rama! So honest and frighteningly real. promisee

Ancient Promises

To see what your friends thought of this book, ancisnt sign jaishre. Sounded like Pinjar initially but only got better and better as I went along I will suggest it to all readers. Can a teenage love – first love last forever?

Heads I read, tails I skip Flip The coins lands Words bound in promises. Would you like to see more reviews about this item? In love with Indian authors these days!!

Ancient Promises by Jaishree Misra

But your writing was greater. Cheers to you on that count too. I respect Jaishree Misra for not giving into that temptation.

Being a ‘halfway-child’ taken from the author myself, I can very well relate to the predicaments of the protagonist as she tries to overcome the regional racism tactfully. One of these items is dispatched sooner than the other. Once I did realise, the absence of mobile phones, internet and other 21st century communication methods suddenly jumped out at me. Men women struggle existence and love life. This paper analyses how Janaki, a woman molded according to the dictates of Manusmrithi emerges as a new empowered woman who controls her destiny.

If yes, go for this one. Since you have recommended this book I will try to lay my hands on this asap. The story of a strong willed woman!


Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Hai RK may i call you thatwhats in a name Excellent review machan.

It’s often said by outsiders and of course I’m one of them that Indian families handle disability in a positive and nurturing way, so much better than western society. Janu plans to visit her old school friend Leena during the break between interview and the results.

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I couldn’t read any other book, it was like my dead soul was panning over this again and again. Tx for the compliment!

Janu enters the typical, traditional matriarchal Maraar household where everyone is fighting for affections and acceptance. Books have been a source of knowledge for many centuries. She starts rebelling against the snobbish conventions of the family, and slowly there emerges the first faint outline of a plan of escape.

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N i heard ”Accidents. Straight from the heart!! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience promsies our website. Janu’s recounting of her arrival at her marital home on the day of her marriage, on her 18th birthday, is brilliant. Please try again later.