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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Feb 21, Jagan George rated it anfient not like it. Thumbs up for – the beautiful picture of Delhi JM has painted so much so that I cant wait to get there manner in which JM has effortlessly manipulated me to feel for Janu and read on even though every single turn in the plot was very much predictable for ending the story on a positive note and offering hope Thumbs down for – the characterization as I thought it was a little too one-dimensional.

Young and vulnerable, Janu gave up Arjun, her first love, to enter into an arranged marriage. The blurb on the book says “A heartrending story of love and family loyalty”. A pretty good book of a contemporary Indian writer. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Since you have recommended this book I will try to lay my hands on this asap. Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

But I am not sure about the book I’ve read half a dozen similar novels- the difference is they were anckent Tamil. Since most of th events take place in Kerala,and could easily relate th culture here.

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Jaishrse like I have always maintained when it comes to classy reviews, ”this review too Rocks! Janu’s Pre marriage life resembles the one in the serial. Nevertheless, its very well written and full marks for that.


That’s what kept me going, to see how she gets her happy ending. Their romance seems to meet an end when, Arjun leaves for England for his higher studies. There is atleast one book written on every single topic under the sun. Upload photo files with. Appreciate the courage of the author to put out to the world her life so boldly. To ask other readers questions about Ancient Promisesplease sign up.

She leaves England to return to India and fight for custody of her daughter. I couldn’t read any other book, it was like my dead soul was panning over this again and again.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Taking the same line of novel-writing strategy, Jaishree Misra gives opportunity for readers to enjoy the b Qncient Misra’s debut book with a fresh narrative voice in comparison with the other novelists of her time. A one time read.

Jul 10, Cynthia George rated it really liked it.

Ancient Promises by Jaishree Misra

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Maraars, save the spineless patriarch, were shown as vile, insensitive people, Arjun was too goody goody for my liking.

There are a hundred categories to choose from when it comes to books. Janu’s parents take her to Kerala and just like any other teenage girl Janu feels unsure of her future mksra Arjun. Jun 04, Srinath rated it liked it Shelves: However, there surely is fiction as a binding force jaishreee connects each and every element from the painful world of reality. I have read 2 other books of hers before and this definitely is my ancifnt.

But, I do have to say that the actual plot in a review should be as brief as possible without giving away the important aspects of the plot. Read more Read less. I felt nostalgic when I read about my homeland, Kerala.


It is about why we love and lose, sometimes miwra to have little control over our destinies. I will suggest it to all readers. Sold by uRead-shop and ships from Amazon Fulfillment.

Excellent as always mate Spooks By: Janu’s life takes a new turn and her decision to leave her husband strengthens. So honest and frighteningly real. See our Returns Policy.

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ancienr Alert on new comments on this reviews. English Literary Criticism and Theory. A passionate review Rama! You have already subscribed. All her efforts to endear herself to the family of her husband, which includes even begetting a child who is supposed to bridge the anciwnt between herself and her new family, are in vain. Sometimes it will feel like a book translated from Malayalam because it really shows the essence of Kerala lifestyle.

Has anyone read the translation of this book “Janmanthara Vagdanangal” by Priya A. This is an interesting autobiographical novel which gives sad insights into Indian life and norms. However what is an award for, if the writing anciennt powerful enough to find a dear place in the reader’s heart for a long time? Good narration, and was similar to Arundhati Roy kinda writing, but less deeper.

Cheers to you on that count too.