(Un)arranged Marriage has ratings and 97 reviews. Kirsty said: This is the first book I’ve read for pleasure since I completed my 3rd year at univers. The young-adult novel (Un)Arranged Marriage is the first novel by the British- Indian author Bali Rai (born in Leicester, England). Buy (Un)arranged Marriage UK ed. by Bali Rai (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
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When I had read the book it changed my opinion for them who is really into their religion, the book showed that the religion and traditions is actually really impo un ubarranged marriage is really a fun and interesting book, it has everything from happiness to sadness, tragedy to humorous.
This is the first book I’ve read for pleasure since I completed my 3rd year at university. To his family he has no contact anymore. It is the first time Manny does something outside of Adumpur.
(Un)arranged Marriage by Bali Rai – Penguin Books Australia
When I had read the book it changed my opinion for them who is really into their religion, the book showed that the religion and traditions is actually really important for some people and you need to respect that. It felt like he just summarised his present Life with no satisfaction at balj. This book was about a young man Manjit who is told that on his 17th birthday he will follow the example of his elder brothers and have an arranged marriage.
He thinks he is getting somewhere when the whole family go on holiday to their family village in the Punjab and assure him that there is no trickery or ulterior motive, he starts to relax and enjoy a holiday meeting different relatives, but is this really just a holiday?
At last Manny gets to know his youngest uncle Jag. The general theme in the book, I think, is respect and the fact that it is hard to change someone even if they are raised traditionally but do not feel the traditions. His 8 weeks stay in India he spends with helping at the farm work in the mornings and chilling with his cousin Inderjit the rest of the day. May 04, Daniel Nestor rated it really liked it. Nov 23, Aileen rated it liked it.
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Because Mannys family is from India, they have the punjabi culture, and that means when you’re seventeen, you have to get married unarrangfd a nice punjabigirl. It has new modern English slang and Punjabi Indian strict old fashioned family. However, still an enjoyable read and was happy to see Manny ultimately accepted more responsibility for his decisions, even if in hindsight — his choice for independence was positive but he lacked senstivity for some of the innocent future inlaws, etc.
The whole ynarranged was too obvious, too predictable.
It was also interesting umarranged hear the story of arranged marriages told from the perspective of a teenage boy. The young-adult novel Un arranged Marriage is the first novel by English author Bali Raipublished in This book shows how difficult it is for some young people who are caught in the crossfire between tradition and culture according to their families and the tradition and culture of the country in which they have grown up and spent all their lives.
Till this time he could not imagine what the poverty in India is like and in which conditions the people live. The story explores the difficulty of the protagonist who struggles to This is the first book I’ve read for pleasure since I completed my 3rd year at university.
Part two The second part of the novel is about Manny living out his rebellious side following his plan to make himself as unsuitable as possible. After some time, Manny gets really homesick and badly wants to go back to England. The characters inhabit an unsentimental, realistic world, a world where kids often don’t try quite hard enough at school and families cannot bridge the huge generation gaps between them.
Manny starts working in a local supermarket in order to save money towards his escape. The arrival is a big shock for Manny.
Jul 18, Ilonita50 rated it really liked it Shelves: The end now leaves you with so much unanswered unarrranged but not in a good way. What the author can be criticized for is the language he uses. The Boy with the Topknot Sathnam Sanghera. Manny is furious when his father arranges his marriage to a Sikh girl he has never met. His mother may as well have been absent, as he noted that she barely ever even spoke amrriage him.
Jun 13, Pam added it Ubarranged I would recommend it to someone looking for something easy mafriage at the same time thought-provoking to read! The language is easy which makes it makes it even easier to understand. The first part introduces the main character of the book Manny and his life. Nevertheless they are still very happy in their relationship and even experience their first unarrangsd.
Manny gets to know his cousin Inderjit better, who tells him that their family is rich for Indian standards but to Manny they are not as rich as they would if they lived in England. I consider this book as a good example about the conflict between two cultures. They both worked in a tabledancebar. This is probably aimed at teenagers, but – even so – is a pretty good read.
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I really liked it. I feel that Manny believed himself to cool for like anyone. The culture that Manny inherited is completely eclipsed as he embraces the Western culture he finds everywhere outside his home and which offers him the choices he desperately wants.
I also like this book because is was modern, fresh and so easy to read if you’re not good at reading, especially if marriahe don’t like to read in english. He feels miserable and angry and thinks everybody betrayed him.
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Made me re think about the whole culture from a different angle. The story explores the difficulty of the protagonist who struggles to adhere to his family’s traditional views and religion. May 20, Baljit rated it liked it. But Bali decide to write about a boy and I think that was really clever thing to do.