Miss New India

Miss New India

by Bharati Mukherjee
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Overview

Miss New India by Bharati Mukherjee

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 . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547549095
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/17/2011
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 870 KB

About the Author

Winner of a National Book Critic’s Circle Award, BHARATI MUKHERJEE is the author of eight novels, two story collections, and the coauthor of two books of nonfiction. She is a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Miss New India 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Ozzy12 More than 1 year ago
I read this in one day and I must say it was something I didn't read before. very enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable. The different culture and life experiences did not keep me from relating to the inner struggles of a young woman searching for an identity.
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I couldn't get into this story, found characters not all that interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy reading books of other cultures and learn alot about them. This was a good book for that, and to understand part of why when we call for customer service the voice on the other end is not the same as ours. The young adults go out of their way to learn our language so they can be a part of their own countrys future. I enjoyed the book.
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Tgis is for Heindie,u r cool so.....u seem to like this book...dont listen to wat others say...just be U! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:) :-0 ;D ;*) This NW again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so boring and weird sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo weird
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This idiot probably will never see any of these posts. Can that be changed!