Book Review: For Matrimonial Purposes

Title: For Matrimonal Purposes
Author: Kavita Daswani

If you are single, Indian and in the “marriage market”, you are certain to enjoy this book. Single Indian women in particular are likely to identify with this book. At the same time, it might be hard for a non-Indians (ie., someone not familiar with Indian culture) to relate to it. The book appears to be autobiographical.

The story revolves around an Indian girl from the Sindhi community, grappling with the pressures of marriage from her immediate family and the Indian society at large. She moves to NY gets exposed to a different life and travels back to India on a holiday to face marriage pressures again. The story is very believable for the most part. It does end a little abruptly and predictably. Otherwise its a “time pass” easy read.

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