Tina Jordan
July 18, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Marrying Anita

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Anita Jain
publisher
Bloomsbury
genre
Nonfiction, Memoir

We gave it a B

”People commonly go to India to find themselves or to find god, but I went to India to find a husband,” writes journalist Anita Jain in this piquant account of her adventure. At 32 — an old maid by Indian standards — she traded the bustle of New York City for the sweltering bedlam of Delhi in Marrying Anita. Though she was open to the idea of an arranged marriage, it didn’t take long for her to realize that both Indian men and mothers considered her too worldly and experienced for that. Delhi, it seemed, was just as challenging as New York in husband hunting. Still, a vast network of friends and family managed to set her up on dates. None of the men took, but the country did. B

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