Jaishree Misra’s (JM) Ancient Promises is the story of an affectionate and dutiful daughter, a compassionate but guilty lover, a restless and miserable wi. Jaishree Misras semi autobiographical novel Ancient Promises is the had well acquainted with the personal life of the author, Jaishree Misra. Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises: A Story of Love and Family. Loyalty. Talluri Mathew Bhaskar. Lecturer in English. ABSTRACT: Fiction writing has become a.

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By jaishres time people finish the novel, they would learn what ‘Ammumma’ means but I wonder how would they ever under Read the first page and you know this writer is a Keralite. Books by Jaishree Misra. The book has a lukewarm opening about a young girl in love being forced to marry against her wishes.

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This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Keep writing Chao Rekha. Customers who bought this item also bought. I begin to dread this author, like Khaled Hosseini. The clarity is there for all to see. Her in-laws and husband, who her parents have selected for her, “carefully”, ignores her very being and forces her to the background of the dignified Maraar family.

Ancient Promises is the story of Janaki Janu a strong willed but, dutiful woman who dare to challenge the set norms to find the true happiness in a rightful manner.

The last step in this man oeuvre is to take away her daughter Riya. Will check out this book sumtime. Ancient promises A Penguin book. Yet Janu is devoid of any rancor, blaming her situation on some Karmic inevitability, some “ancient promises”.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4. And after reading this I’m going to try my damnedest for the happine A neatly penned down narrative, about the so called traditions, family loyalty, and the sufferings of a newly married girl, that too at an younger age.

It is because of these unique views that the ancienh upholds, that I recommend you the book. Tx neway for dropping in. The promisses about this book is that it’s painful for most part but with a promise that it definitely gets better in the end.

Ancient Promises

And a great review too! Every now and then you come up with a straight narrative – without the gimmicks. This paper analyses how Janaki, a woman molded according to the dictates of Manusmrithi emerges as a new empowered woman who controls her destiny.

This somewhat side tracked me at times and made my reading a lot slower than it usually is with other books. I picked this book up solely because it had been lying in my shelf for about 8 years and I needed to take a break from the usual genre I read which is Mythology. The story flows effortlessly and there are no sudden stops or sudden beginnings. See all 3 reviews.

She raises Riya without any help and at the same time pursues her education.

I have read 2 promiss books of hers before and this definitely is my favourite. Finally she flees to England to escape the loveless union—but at what price to herself and those she loves? Janu’s life takes a new turn at the age of 16, when she meets Arjunthe local school cricketing hero. Read it for its simplicity and simplicity! Years passed in seconds, eternity lived in minutes.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Arjun was my favorite character along with Janu’s Ammuma, “She said ‘pha’ which was only reserved for stray dogs”: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Dec jaushree, Aisha rated it really liked it. Read the first page and you know this writer is a Keralite. Dude, you sure look like a sensitive writer too. Books – Jjaishree Description. That sounds like a good book. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Flag this review Irrelevant Fake Junk. Jaishree Mishra confesses this to be part-autobiographical. This book really shows the frustrations of a modern girl who got trapped into a marriage with a guy who hardly cares for her.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To talk about your reviews, they are only scaling heights by the day. It’s not a rare or unusual topic and I put off reading my copy of Ancient Promises for a long time thinking ‘more of the same old same old’.

Ur revu is surely going to make me read: So you can imagine my trepidation when my friend recommended me another novel by an Indian woman not being sexist here which dealt with life in Kerala. Janu plans to visit her old school friend Leena during the break between interview and the results.

A fab review though the book looks too predictable for my liking