""Discovering Brides" : a novel by Anoop Chandola
Added: (Thu Jan 03 2002)
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Tuscon, Arizona, U.S.A.:
Intriguing, semi-autobiographical novel, "DISCOVERING BRIDES" (ISBN# 0-595-09900-9, 352 pages, U.S.$16.95, paperback,Writers Club Press, www.iUniverse.com, July 2001). India-born writer, Anoop Chandola, introduces readers to a lifestyle that will awaken the senses, as it merges fiction with the truisms of a culture that sanctions polygamy and pre-arranged marriages, practices that are unfamiliar to most readers in the West. "Discovering Brides" is a bold, fearless story about the controversial cultural and ethical differences that exist in India's male dominated society. A father, an anthropologist, with a family history of polygamy, and himself a product of a pre-arranged marriage, sets out to perpetuate tradition and find the perfect bride for his U.S.-born lawyer son. Vivid depiction of abuse, greed, beatings, rape, and unbridled cruelty, amid counter-cultural traditions, penetrate the pages of Chandola's novel. Accepted behavior, inherent in one religion, can sometimes seem abhorent to those of another religious group. Cruelty and inhumanness in others are often disguised in faith and tradition. "Discovering Brides" depicts a social and political structure that is impossible to ignore. Chandola has created a dynamic, thougt-provoking novel that is eucational, as well as entertaining.
Dr. Anoop Chandola is a professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona at Tucson. He is the author of 9 books and more than 40 research articles.
"Discovering Brides" is available from iUniverse.com, Amazon.com. Barnes$Noble.com, Borders.com