Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Marriage Bureau for Rich People

Title: The Marriage Bureau for Rich People
Author: Farahad Zama
Abacus, 2008

I know there is a Bollywood movie based on Pride and Prejudice and one of these days I'll get around to seeing it. Until I do, this novel is a wonderful substitute. Storywise it only has a few parallells, but the tone and spirit of this book is the same and therefore, I fell in love with it. That I am fascinated by India's way of arranging marriages does not hurt. If you do not like Jane Austen and smirk at stories that end happily - take a rain check.

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