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==Great Novels In Settings All Over the World:==
 
==Great Novels In Settings All Over the World:==
 
===India===
 
===India===
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*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?fine+balance '''A Fine Balance'''] by Rohinton Mistry
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*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?madras+on+rainy+days '''Madras on Rainy Days'''] by Samina Ali
 
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?madras+on+rainy+days '''Madras on Rainy Days'''] by Samina Ali
 
:Layla, a young woman raised in both the United States and Hyderabad India, is on the eve of her arranged wedding to a young man she has never met, the son of a longtime friend of her mother's family.  But Layla has a secret; she is pregnant by her American lover.  Her new husband also has a secret and refuses to consummate the marriage.  Sensitive writing and luminous prose grace this story about a young woman assimilated as an American, finding herself as a young wife in India, struggling to please her family and new husband, and yet also retain her individuality and personal freedom, in a culture where women's lives are tightly controlled and problems, shrouded in secrecy, cannot be dealt with, as honor of the family must be preserved above all other values.
 
:Layla, a young woman raised in both the United States and Hyderabad India, is on the eve of her arranged wedding to a young man she has never met, the son of a longtime friend of her mother's family.  But Layla has a secret; she is pregnant by her American lover.  Her new husband also has a secret and refuses to consummate the marriage.  Sensitive writing and luminous prose grace this story about a young woman assimilated as an American, finding herself as a young wife in India, struggling to please her family and new husband, and yet also retain her individuality and personal freedom, in a culture where women's lives are tightly controlled and problems, shrouded in secrecy, cannot be dealt with, as honor of the family must be preserved above all other values.
  
 
===South Africa===
 
===South Africa===

Revision as of 11:28, 17 October 2008

Great Novels In Settings All Over the World:

India

Layla, a young woman raised in both the United States and Hyderabad India, is on the eve of her arranged wedding to a young man she has never met, the son of a longtime friend of her mother's family. But Layla has a secret; she is pregnant by her American lover. Her new husband also has a secret and refuses to consummate the marriage. Sensitive writing and luminous prose grace this story about a young woman assimilated as an American, finding herself as a young wife in India, struggling to please her family and new husband, and yet also retain her individuality and personal freedom, in a culture where women's lives are tightly controlled and problems, shrouded in secrecy, cannot be dealt with, as honor of the family must be preserved above all other values.

South Africa