Miss New India

Miss New India

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Anjali Bosea€™s prospects dona€™t look great. Born into a traditional lower-middlea€‘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, Indiaa€™s fastesta€‘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 outa€‘earn their parents. And it is in this higha€‘tech city where Anjali a€” suddenly free of the confines of class, caste, and gender a€” 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 . . .Anjali Bosea€™s prospects dona€™t look great.

Title:Miss New India
Author:Bharati Mukherjee
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2011-05-17


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