(Un)arranged Marriage by Bali Rai – book cover, description, publication history. The young-adult novel (Un)Arranged Marriage is the first novel by the British- Indian author Bali Rai (born in Leicester, England). (Un)arranged Marriage has ratings and 95 reviews. Kirsty said: This is the first book I’ve read for pleasure since I completed my 3rd year at univers.

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Even the ending was a totally disaster on such a good story. I would recommend it to someone looking for something easy and at the same time thought-provoking to read!

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Bali set about writing a story he had been thinking about for many years. But Bali decide to write about a boy and I think that was really clever thing to do.

I was deferment to finish the torture as soon as possible so that I could reward myself with a decent book after this.

(Un)Arranged Marriage

What the author can be criticized for is the language he uses. Because the book karriage funny but also serious. He really believes that the Jat Punjabi religion is the only right way to live.

The language is easy which makes it makes it even easier to understand. Manny and Jag stay at a hotel for some days because the flight is delayed.

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On the morning of his marriage, which also happens to be the morning of his 17th birthday, Manny looks back on his rebellious teenage years. In addition, Manny does not like her too much. Un arranged Marriage Author s: Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. I consider this book as a good example about the conflict between two cultures. For most of us Swedish people this is a weird truth. There are several parallels between the author, Bali Rai, and the protagonist of Un arranged MarriageManny.

Jun 13, Pam added it Shelves: He is 15 years old, He lived with violence his whole life and he does everything to avoid his home and his family. Although the main character does not want an arranged marriage for him; there are other characters who are satisfied with this way of life. I do not usually like being forced to read books that someone else chooses, but this book gave me only positive impressions. Manny’s parents take him to India under the pretext of visiting family, but he later finds that they have returned to England without him.

His Uncle Jag, who disagrees with arranged marriage, agrees to help him leave the country.

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bzli Dec 03, Kajsa Eklund rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. At the end of the chapter, he meets Lisa after a long time.

Therefore, they try to change him to become a real Punjabi man. I believe this book is aimed for the younger audiences because of the marrjage of immature language and slang words which are used. But it could also be a bit tedious because he explained everything in details all the time.

His strict Punbjabi parents are disappointed in Manny’s poor behaviour and grades at school, so they decide to arrange a marriage between Manny and a girl from India, whom he does not know.

(Un)arranged Marriage

Bali Rai was born in and raised as a working class Punjabi raai Leicester. Un arranged Marriage, by Bali Rai. May 18, Carol Leach rated it liked it. He is convinced that Manjit’s bad behaviour is going to ruin the family’s name. I got a powerful reaction against Lisa’s break up with Manny because she was the only thing that he cared about at that time and she just abandoned him. I don’t think I’d read it again if I realized more of what it was like His father is a small-minded drunk who is obsessed with the traditional idea of what a good Punjabi is do as a you are told and stick to your own unafranged.

I really felt for marriave as he struggled bsli the oppressive nature of his family life; and at the hands of his father and brother’s fists, along with his otherwise silent mother’s emotional manipulation. Un arranged Marriage The Originals Author s: The second part mainly deals with the arranged marriage of Manjit. But his family doesn’t know anything about their relationship.

This is the first book I’ve read for pleasure since I completed my 3rd year at university. Unarranged marriage was a book which I found was very enjoyable. You get a view how it is to live in the Punjabi culture and ubarranged differences with India and Leicter. He agrees with Manny’s decision not to marry an unknown girl.

Set partly in the UK and partly in the Punjab region of India, this is a fresh, bitingly perceptive and totally up-to-the minute look at one young man’s fight to free himself from family expectations and to be himself, free to dance to his unartanged tune.