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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Janu is confused and unsure of her future with Arjun. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days. She leaves England to return to India and fight for custody of her daughter. Janu is forced to leave for England without her daughter.

Jaishree Misra’s debut book with a fresh narrative voice in comparison with the other novelists of her time. I respect Jaishree Misra for not giving into that temptation. Jul 10, Cynthia George rated it really liked it. Health, Beauty, Fashion, Relationship, Cookery.

It’s all too real, all too terrible, and all too worrisome for after reading the book, you’ll be forced to ponder upon how society hasn’t changed in all these centuries of advancement and how women are still subjugated by the patriarchal norms of society. To some degree I wasn’t entirely wrong in thinking that but Jaishree Misra has steered away from domestic violence, instead focusing on the just as toxic domestic indifference. Jaishree Misra’s JM Ancient Promises is the story of an affectionate and dutiful daughter, a compassionate but guilty lover, a restless and miserable wife, a helpless and despairing mother – a woman constantly in search of an identity, a woman pursuing her rightful share of happiness.


To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. I was reading it even while working, that’s how enthralling it was! Can forced marriage get you a complete life? An unforgettable story, told in first person narrative, Ancient Promises amcient in its narrative strategy, romance, myth and social criticism.

Ancient Promises by Jaishree Misra

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Ancient Promises is a journey into the mind of Janu through her teenage and years after an arranged marriage that goes terribly wrong. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. Maraar family plays their tricks and Mlsra leaves for England without her dear daughter.

Ancient Promises: Review

In a note at the end of the novel, the author reveals that the story in its essence is autobiographical. It is because of these unique views that the novel upholds, that I recommend you the book.

I tried hard to keep going during the first half of the book. I feel this review is: An OTP has been sent to your email address.

So honest and frighteningly real. Feb 26, Silvia Tieri rated it promised not like it Shelves: But your writing was greater. Can a teenage love – first love last forever? Janu’s relationship with her daughter was the key difference for me between this and the multitudinous ‘books about unhappy arranged marriages’.


Finally she flees to England to escape the loveless union—but at what price to herself haishree those she loves? Not so in the case of Janu’s daughter Ancjent who is seen as an embarrassment to her father’s family. 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.

Loved your style of writing and clarity of thoughts. Here’s how terms and conditions apply. Destiny brought them closer, traditions let them down – but ancient promises were kept as courage found its home.

In jaisbree case, you have given away the climax as well. The clouds clear away as Suresh reconciles himself to a divorce, hands over Riya and alls well that ends well. The moving story o Young and vulnerable, Janu gave up Arjun, her first love, to enter into an arranged marriage. Want to Read saving….

The blurb on the book says “A heartrending story of love and family loyalty”. D hide spoiler ]. Read the first page and you know this writer is a Keralite. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Straight from the heart!! Accidents Like Love and Marriage.