Ancient Promises

Ancient Promises

Product ID: 3508

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Author: Jaishree Misra
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 310
ISBN/UPC (if available): 014029359


The moving story of one woman's painful journey of self-discovery, this book is about a marriage, a divorce and motherhood. It is about why we love and lose, sometimes seeming to have little control over our destinies.

Young and vulnerable Janu gave up Arjun, her first great love, to enter into an arranged marriage. Years later she is miserable, having been gradually shut out by the coldness of her husband's family and his indifference to her and their daughter's needs. Finally she flees to England to escape the loveless union - but at what price to herself and those she loves?

Janu's journey, though long and traumatic, makes her stronger and eventually brings her peace. For a long time she believes that because she abandoned her marriage she does not deserve to be wholly happy. Is she right? Does happiness come in separate bundles, allocated a piece at a time, or can she make a new life for herself away from Kerala, together with everything in the4 world that is precious her, her first and gr5eatest love Arjun and her beloved daughter?