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Bahrain Mukherjee. Miss New India. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
A novel called Miss New India looks at changing roles of young women. Anjali Bose, 19, is a business college student in the state of Bihar in North East India. Her parents are typically obsessed with the search'including Internet sites--to find her a good husband from similar Kayastha caste and Bengali background, despite not having much of a dowry to offer a suitor. They're traditional lower middle-class, eating fish and rice with their fingers and the women taking a bath in a sari, sleeping next to her mother. Anjali wondered, 'Marriage equated to servitude, like her mother's and sister's. But if not in… Read more