Ladies Coupe

Ladies Coupe  (English, Paperback, Nair Anita)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9780141005959, 0141005955
    • Pages: 288
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    The story of a woman's search for strength and independence Meet Akhilandeshwari, Akhila for short: forty-five and single, an income tax clerk and a woman who has never been allowed to live her own life always the daughter, the sister, the aunt, the provider. Until the day she gets herself a one-way ticket to the seaside town of Kanyakumari, gloriously alone for the first time in her life and determined to break free of all that her conservative Tamil brahmin life has bound her to.

    In the intimate atmosphere of the ladies coupe which she shares with five other women, Akhila gets to know her fellow travellers: Janaki, pampered wife and confused mother; Margaret Shanti, a chemistry teacher married to the poetry of elements and an insensitive tyrant too self-absorbed to recognize her needs; Prabha Devi, the perfect daughter and wife, transformed for life by a glimpse of a swimming pool; fourteen-year-old Sheela, with her ability to perceive what others cannot; and Marikolanthu, whose innocence was destroyed by one night of lust. As she listens to the women's stories, Akhila is drawn into the most private moments of their lives, seeking in them a solution to the question that has been with her all her life: Can a woman stay single and be happy, or does a woman need a man to feel complete? 'Articulate, comic, wise, delicate, melancholy, exquisite...a carefully-pulsed breath of a book with an impact that sneaks into one's dreams'  Independent In turn revelatory and redeeming. Filled with the incantatory power to burn up the tracks, to seek a new destination. Her style stands out.  The Pioneer, New Delhi Anita Nair is a fine writer, with a great sense of character and is a compelling teller of stories.  The Hindu, New Delhi Each of the women is finely drawn.  The Hindustan Times, New Delhi 'The novel is about making choices and living life on one's own terms. It is this strength and resilience of the everyday woman that Nair brings out as a writer. Nair's women are fleshed out to the last detail. You can visualize them clearly -their faces, their bones, their desires as they talk animatedly in the train discussing their lives.'  The Telegraph, Calcutta.

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    Imprint
    • Penguin
    Publication Year
    • June
    Table of Contents
    • List of Box Illustrations
      Preface to the Second Edition

      1. Managing with Wide Horizons
      2. Managing and the Cultures of Societies
      3. The Anglos across the Continents
      4. The Latins 151; Southern Europe and South America
      5. The Northern Europeans, and Israel
      6. The East-Central Europeans
      7. The Asians
      8. The Arabs of the Middle East
      9. Developing Countries
      10. The Cross-Cultural Manager
      11. Managing More and More Alike?
      Index

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    • 198 mm
    Length
    • 129 mm
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    4

    Well written and deft!

    This book is wonderful! It describes the lives of 6 different (Indian) women, in such detail, explaining most of the emotions that a woman is bound to go through. The narration is engrossing and there's the little mystery part in all the chapters that keeps it going.

    After reading this book, I've started looking at the women around me with a greater sense of respect, for what they must be enduring in their lives.
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    Deepthi

    19 Feb, 2012

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    One of our kind girls story !

    Anita Nair's style of writing is excellent,I read this book after I have seen her blog in Bangalore Mirror recently.
    I lived in Chennai and Bangalore and I have come across Akhilas in my life and her descriptiveness of characters make you entangled all along and you feel as you are one of them sharing their joy and sorrow !
    Even after 10 years this book represents the present scenario of our society !
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    Nirmal Rao Patnaik

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    3 Aug, 2012

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    A must read

    This is a wonderfully written book and it beautifully portrays the life of six women drawn from six thoroughly different spheres of life. Every gamut of emotion that a women goes through has been beautifully portrayed through the six women especially the protagonist Akhila. Kudos to the author for such a well written book which had me riveted from the very first page.
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    Namita Jonas

    24 Oct, 2011

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    5

    Just wow!

    nice book with nice quality
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    Excellent

    great read
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    Very Good

    Must read book!! Akhila,the narrator, is so relatable.Outbreaks the typical concepts of being a spinster.
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    5

    Best in the market!

    NiCe wOrK..
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    Brilliant

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    Great product

    Best feminist book ever
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