Miss New India

By Bharati Mukherjee; Farah Bala (Performed by)
(Brilliance Audio, Compact Disc, 9781455884018)

Publication Date: June 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, MP3 CD

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Anjali Bose's prospects don't look great. Born into a traditional lower-middle-class family, she lives in a backwater town with only an arranged marriage on the horizon. But her ambition, charm, and fluency in language do not go unnoticed by her charismatic and influential expat teacher, Peter Champion. And champion her he does, both to powerful people who can help her along the way and to Anjali herself, stirring in her a desire to take charge of her own destiny. So she sets off to Bangalore, India's fastest-growing metropolis, and soon falls in with an audacious and ambitious crowd of young people who have learned how to sound American by watching shows like Seinfeld in order to get jobs in call centers, where they quickly out-earn their parents. And it is in this high-tech city where Anjali ? suddenly free of the confines of class, caste, and gender ? is able to confront her past and reinvent herself. Of course, the seductive pull of life in the New India does not come without a dark side . . . Each character fascinates, and every detail glints with irony and intent, as Mukherjee brilliantly choreographs her compelling protagonist's struggles against betrayal, violence, and corruption in a dazzling plot.? - Booklist, starred



NPR
Thursday, Jun 16, 2011

If a fancy vacation won't fit into the summer budget this year, a good book can take you on a journey instead. Salon.com book critic Laura Miller shares her top picks for books that can take you to new places and cultures. And Bharati Mukherjee takes us on a trip to South Asia with Miss New India. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Friday, May 27, 2011

Novelist Bharati Mukherjee offers a view of modern India in her new novel Miss New India. More at NPR.org

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