Though fiction set in India has recently broadened our view of its culture, only Bharati Mukherjee’s Desirable Daughters has addressed the. Summary and reviews of A Breath of Fresh Air by Amulya Malladi, plus links to a book excerpt from A Breath of Fresh Air and author biography of Amulya. A Breath of Fresh Air by Amulya Malladi – book cover, description, publication history.

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On the night of December 3,Anjali waits for her army officer husband to pick her up at the train station in Bhopal, India. I clasped my throat and closed my eyes as they started to burn and water. Their lives would be nearly perfect, if not for their young son’s declining health.

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That night she was asleep and was personally untouched by the tragedy, at least physically. This was a short book and the language was easy to read. Books by Amulya Malladi. I love reading and learning about different cultures, though I already knew quite a bit about people of India and their customs.

Anjali is a friend of a friend and somehow they find each other and form a life.

This is a very readable story for a literature novel. May 02, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: I have an issue in not being treated brreath an equal, and why am I not?

Her marriage does not. Anjali is a divorced women, a status that her culture looks down upon. Then one day at the market, Anjali breat Prakash and all the pain and resentment Anjali thought she had dealt with come back to haunt her as her son’s health worsens. With the help of her feminist friend Harjot, she completes her higher studies and gets employed as a school teacher. Her anger at his being late turns to horror when mallaxi catastrophic gas leak poisons the city air. Smitha, so many books….


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While there she determines that she needs to go back and try to repair her marriage. Also available as free to Kindle unlimited members. Loved the sound of this book. Finally a little forward motion, but not enough for my tastes. The best part of Malladi’s writing is how she shows how people are really complicated. In an instant, her mlaladi changes forever.

Even when you think you can peg someone as the ‘villain’ and off have them figured out, she gives you a view of them from a different perspective and you see no one is really that bretah. On the night of December 3,Anjali waits for her army officer husband to pick her up at the train station in Bhopal, India. Please try again later. I would recommend this to all Indian Was a good read, though I didnot like it as much as Mango season by the same author.

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See all 54 reviews. Song of the Cuckoo Bird: Amulya Malladi is one talented person and I look forward to reading the rest of her books! Makes me thank every feminist who fought for women’s rights every time I read quotes from Anju’s mom about her sexual responsibilities to her husband! Pages with related products.

Anjali’s parents – They were next to impossible. Anjali can’t help but hate Prakesh for what he did to her long ago, but his apologies aren’t helping her or her family. What motivated the parents to turn a blind eye to their daughter’s happiness, view spoiler [even when her ex-husband confessed that it was all his doing?


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Anjali’s arranged marriage to army officer Prakash Mehra proves to be a disaster: In a landscape as intriguing as ,alladi is unfamiliar, Anjali’s struggles to reconcile the roles of wife and ex-wife, working woman and mother, illuminate both the fascinating duality of the modern Indian woman and the difficult choices all women must make.

I wouldn’t be willing to try it if I suffered with asthma and bronchitis; I hate fish!

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Even breaty horrific things have happened, it’s still not really true that you can sum any person up as “good” or “bad” so easily. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Read more Read less. Anjali’s heartache leapt off the page. Their relationship, however, is thrown off-balance by the sudden presence of Prakash and his second wife.

She is not unhappy and loves her family. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: After the Bhopal accident, she does the unthinkable for a woman of her culture and gets a divorce. Title of breth book:

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