To Be the Daughter of Two Worlds

To Be the Daughter of Two Worlds

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Ask anyone who knows and loves her: Aunt Priya is a feisty little country bumpkin, a loud-mouthed, uncouth charactera€”with a heart of gold. She loves her only niece, Sita, and has made it her mission to see that the young woman is suitably married. Frustrated by the challenges of a long-distance relationship with her niece, Aunt Priya makes a bold plan. In the summer of 2001, Aunt Priya and her adopted four-year-old son Rohit arrive in New York. Despite her oddball character, limited English, and peculiar dress sense, she is determined to make a difference in her niecea€™s modern and confusing new life. She enlists the help of her New York relatives, and together they plot, scheme, and manipulate Sita to get their way. But Sita isna€™t quite as malleable as they hoped. A New Yorker through and through, Sita is a contradiction: a modern Indian woman who both respects and questions her familya€™s traditions. As the daughter of a traditional Indian household, shea€™s bound by the expectations of her family and culture. Aunt Priya decides that Sita should never forget her roots, no matter where she lives. Sita has her own challenges, including a breast cancer diagnosis and the serious injury of a loved one in the World Trade Center disaster. And now, her family wants to force her into an arranged marriage shea€™s not really ready for. Can she find a way to find her own true love without disappointing her family?a€œLike what?a€ a€œShe took cooking classes and learned interior decorating. ... She saw Priya Aunty sitting at the kitchen table with her chin resting on her hands, chewing a pencil, and gazing intently at the ceiling, lost in deep thought. Finally, sheanbsp;...

Title:To Be the Daughter of Two Worlds
Author:Gita Bhattacharji
Publisher:iUniverse - 2014-10-23


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