Miss New India by Bharati MukherjeeMiss New India by Bharati Mukherjee

Miss New India

byBharati Mukherjee

Paperback | May 25, 2016

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Anjali Bose is "Miss New India." Born into a traditional lower-middle-class family and living in a backwater town with an arranged marriage on the horizon, Anjali's prospects don't look great. But her ambition and fluency in language do not go unnoticed by her expat teacher, Peter Champion. And champion her he does, both to other powerful people who can help her along the way and to Anjali herself, stirring in her a desire to take charge of her own destiny. 

So she sets off to Bangalore, India's fastest-growing major metropolis, and quickly falls in with an audacious and ambitious crowd of young people, who have learned how to sound American by watching shows like Seinfeld in order to get jobs as call-center service agents, where they are quickly able to out-earn their parents. And it is in this high-tech city where Anjali-suddenly free from the traditional confines of class, caste, gender, and more-is able to confront her past and reinvent herself. Of course, the seductive pull of modernity does not come without a dark side . . . 

Winner of a National Book Critic's Circle Award, BHARATI MUKHERJEE is the author of eight novels, two story collections, and the coauthor of two books of nonfiction. She is a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. She resides in San Francisco.
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Title:Miss New IndiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.8 inPublished:May 25, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547750374

ISBN - 13:9780547750378

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"Enchanting! Mukherjee's pitch-perfect ear for character and mood and her storytelling gifts capture the exhilarating restlessness of a young Indian woman's pursuit of happiness. Miss New India illuminates as brilliantly as it entertains."