Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises, a sensitive account of a girl’s efforts to find her destination in life, is full of keen psychological observations. Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises: A Story of Love and Family. Loyalty. Talluri Mathew Bhaskar. Lecturer in English. ABSTRACT: Fiction writing has become a. 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.

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Years roll by and Janu expects that a birth of the child, will bring a change in everyone’s life. See all 14 reviews. I loved reading the book which voiced various emotions of a woman. Anyways tc and keep smiling Salma.

A pretty good book of a contemporary Indian writer. Sep 16, Deviprasad rated it really liked it. Please try again later.

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Will check out this book sumtime. Thumbs up for – jsishree beautiful picture of Delhi JM has painted so much so that I cant wait to get there manner in which JM has effortlessly manipulated me to feel for Janu and read on even though every single turn in the plot was very much predictable for ending the story on a positive note and offering hope Thumbs down for – the characterization as I thought it was a little too one-dimensional.

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Chronicle of A Death Foretold. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The story is too real to our life and Janu is human, approachable and her problems are real and vivid that is so hard to solve.


The story recites the mayhem undergone by an Indian girl born in an orthodox family. Back in Kerala, things suddenly turn out in her favour, she gets the divorce, Riya jaishres returned to her, and she is ready to start a new life with Arjun. Sold by uRead-shop and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. Deciding to take matters into her hands, she applies to study abroad leaves for Delhi to give a scholarship interview.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Janu’s recounting of her arrival at her marital home on the day of her marriage, on her 18th birthday, is brilliant. Janu could not hold the glory of the Maraar household because during one of her visits to Delhi, the city in which she grew up, although her parents were from Kerala, she meets her old love, Arjun.

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If yes, go for this one. Reflecting on that, I can see that an author of fiction would most likely have piled on the abuse with a heavier spoon, probably had the husband beating his wife, the mother-in-law making her scrub the floor like Cinderella, and her own mother and grandmother forcing her back to her in-laws.

Open Preview See a Problem? The last step in this man oeuvre is to take away her daughter Riya. The story of a strong willed woman!

Jul 25, Reshma Mohiyiddin rated it did not like it. She leaves England to return to India and fight for custody of her daughter. Finally she flees to England to escape the loveless union—but at what price to herself and those she loves? Appreciate the courage of the author to put out to the world her life so boldly. Sends a strong message that a woman has the freedom to love and marry any man she wants, be respected and she shouldn’t think about what the society will say as we are responsible for our lives.


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. I begin to dread this author, like Khaled Hosseini. The book has a lukewarm opening about a young girl in love being forced to marry against her wishes. Give it a try, it is completely worth it. I feel this review is: She meets the least expected and much loved person there, Arjun!

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For being so bare to bones, that I cringed and wanted to be free too. The Maraars, save the spineless patriarch, were shown as vile, insensitive people, Arjun was too goody goody for my liking. A book for the lion-hearted. But Janu is unable to come ancieht grips misar the absence of Riya in her life. But where the book really scores is the in between where the trails and tribulations of a young bride in an alien family is depicted.

Reply as a Brand. The thing about this book is that it’s painful for most part but with a promise that it definitely gets better in the end.