Free Desirable Daughters By Bharati Mukherjee

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  • Desirable Daughters
  • Bharati Mukherjee
  • English
  • 15 June 2020
  • 9780786885152

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Read & Download Desirable Daughters Desirable Daughters Free read ¾ 106 Read & Download à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Bharati Mukherjee Man who has in many ways broken with tradition but still remains tied to her native country Mukherjee follows the diverging paths taken by three extraordinary Calcutta born sisters as they come. Mukherjee s occasionally gifted prose doesn t keep this novel from rapidly devolving into cliches We meet the beautiful Indian women the beautiful Indian woman in America who rebels her Silicon valley dwelling Indian software entrepreneur ex husband and her San Francisco based bearded Zen master boyfriend After spouting lots of cute aphorisms predictably the boyfriend decides to leave our heroine just in time for the husband to reenter the beautiful Indian woman s bed There s also a big unnecessary fire that makes too much metaphorical sense in a book about Indian women But the worst cliches of all are reserved for India which serves as a depository of sentimental yearning appearing once in awhile to move the plot along Even though the book is set in the contemporary US it opens and sets in a fuzzy war torn 19th century Bengal where life choices for women were restricted and I m guessing therefore easier to make But good literature isn t supposed to make life look easier it s supposed to make our lives interesting and although it tried hard this book was entirely unsatisfying in that regard Ni bestias ni dioses unnecessary fire that makes too much metaphorical sense in a book about Indian women But the worst cliches of all are reserved for India which serves as a depository of sentimental yearning appearing once in awhile to move the plot along Even though the book is set in the contemporary US it opens and sets in a fuzzy war torn 19th century Bengal where life choices for women were restricted and I m guessing therefore easier to make But good literature isn t supposed to make life look easier it s supposed to make our lives interesting and although it tried hard this book was entirely Ek Chithrha Sukh unsatisfying in that regard

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Desirable Daughters

Read & Download Desirable Daughters Desirable Daughters Free read ¾ 106 Read & Download à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Bharati Mukherjee In the tradition of the Joy Luck Club Bharati Mukherjee has written a remarkable novel that is both the portrait of a traditional Brahmin Indian family and a contemporary American story of a wo. Desirable Daughters is primarily the story of Tara Lata one of three sisters and the namesake of an ancient grand aunt who became a Tree Bride The story is slow to progress and doesn t really have much of a plot What it does do is paint a fascinating picture of Brahmin elitist life in Calcutta the bhadralok as they are known We get a glimpse of a lost time an age of protected innocence where a Loreto school girl epitomized class and culture and groomed to become a good wife The story deals with Tara s memories of that time and her slowly fading reverence for her childhood and culture as she is forced to look back without rose tinted glasses on while she simultaneously tackles with the challenges and stark realities of her new life in America beautifully written the best parts are descriptions of Tara s childhood and her sheltered life as a Silicon Valey wife But the lack of a plot detracts from the overall book Still it is a lovely read all in all and Bharati Mukherjee s storytelling skills than make up for the deficiencies The Darkly Splendid Realm up for the deficiencies

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Read & Download Desirable Daughters Desirable Daughters Free read ¾ 106 Read & Download à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Bharati Mukherjee Of age in a changing world Moving effortlessly between generations she weaves together fascinating stories of the sisters' ancestors childhood memories and dramatic scenes from India's history. I felt keen to learn something about Indian culture and themes and I tried to argue myself into trying harder to connect with these charcters than I would usually do to assume my disjunction with them might stem from a lost in translation experience But no I actually think I found them unrelatable because they were so very rich and casuallyblindly privileged For all that Tara refers to her wealth multiple time in a semi apologetic way and she comes across as a semi apologetic doormat in nearly every interaction she has with other characters too the poor little rich girl syndrom triumphs over genuine insightI appreciated the post colonial insights the ambivalent attitude toward the colonising British hating the way they wielded power but learning over generations to value the culture and cultural capital Sad but true And the fate of women to be fragile and beautiful and devote a lot of time and effort to charming comforting and ornamentingsure I fet some sadness for them in this but then on the other hand they were comfortable and pampered enough oh the privilege of physical beauty not to really critiue even thisAll the nasty criminals seemed to be servants and lower caste and class people who had experienced real material hardship but none of this was acknowledged in the way they were portrayed it was as if in the mind of the protagonist and perhaps the author servant classes and castes really are less ethical than the rest of us Not that anything excuses putting a bomb in a person s house of courseI loved the story of Tara Lata the tree bride I didn t always see her relevance to the whiny and unspirited modern Tara Perhaps in some way Tara saw herself differently than I did she saw herself as assertive and independent than Padma but I wasn t seeing it in the ready way she submitted and clung her way through several relationships that all seemed toxic and borderline abusive andor codependentI liked Rabi I would have liked of his voice I loved the bombshell dropped about half way through the book but I can t discuss it because that would be a spoiler I didn t see it coming but in some ways I liked how it was treated In other ways it was just one of too many threads all left half woven The book seemed as undecided as the protagonist about its own identity It seemed conflicted with itself whether to be an introspective pshychological work or a discussion of the way culture traverses time and place and has to adapt or a suspense filled mystery or just a chick lit about fashion and romance though to be fair the romance aspect kept being downgraded to less and less relevant and I did enjoy that aspect of the bookI think it would make a successful and popular movie with all the colourful characters and costumes and the vivid portrayals of place as well as fast moving action and plenty of conflict There s a sort of ADHD uality to the plotting though maybe therefore it would make better TV with its five minute attention spans and advert breaks In any case it was a rich book in terms of cultural crossings and I don t want to let my disappointment that it stopped short of serious insights take away from the gift of seeing some lifestyles and a complex group of cultures so very different from mine