ONE AND A HALF WIFE (English, Paperback, PANT MEGHNA)

    ONE AND A HALF WIFE  (English, Paperback, PANT MEGHNA)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Westland
    • ISBN: 9789381626481, 9381626480
    • Edition: 2012
    • Pages: 304
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    Unlike most Indian immigrants, Amara Malhotra is not destined to achieve the American Dream. Much to the anxiety of her parents - the spirited Biji and the doting Baba - Amara leads an unremarkable life. That is, until she marries Harvard-educated millionaire, Prashant Roy.

    However, this fairy-tale isn’t meant to last, and even as Amara’s marriage collapses, she finds herself returning to the land of her birth, to the small city of Shimla. Here, in a borough grappling with questions of modernity, Amara is caught in a tug-of-war between old beliefs and new ones, between parents who favour obedience and new friends who encourage independent thought.

    With powerful insights, One and a Half Wife traces the coming-of-age of multiple characters, while re-defining family, relationships and love in contemporary India.

    About the Author
    A financial journalist by day and a writer by night, Meghna Pant is the editor of a business magazine. She has formerly worked as a TV anchor for NDTV Profit and Bloomberg-UTV. Her short stories have been published in over a dozen literary magazines, across four countries.

    An avid traveller, Meghna Pant has stayed in various cities around the world, from Mumbai and Singapore to Zurich and New York City. She is currently based in Dubai.

    One and a Half Wife - Meghna’s debut novel - has been long listed for the Cinnamon Press Novel Writing Award, selected as a top ten finalists in Word Hustler’s Literary Storm Novel Contest, and made it to the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

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    Amara rocks

    Amara Malhotra - the protagonist - rocks! She is more than a one-and-a-half wife. I would love to marry a girl like her.

    I like Biji too. She reminds me of my mother.

    Is there a sequel to this novel?

    Aksal Juneja

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    24 Apr, 2012

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    Every once in a while a book comes along that reminds you why you love to read. One & A Half Wife has got an absorbing story that pulls you right in, it's pacy such that you will not be able to put it down, and the characters stay with you long after you finish reading. It's insightful while also being funny, and very well-written. The theme is also timely, capturing the wave of the confident new India, the slow fall of the US, reverse immigration, divorce and modernism that is gripping our c...

    Jeevan Kosh

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    23 Apr, 2012

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    Love this novel

    This novel is all heart and soul. I could not put it down and read it without a break over the weekend. Brilliant!

    Mina Sharma

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    20 Jun, 2014


    Amazing book!

    I love this book. I read it after reading Meghna Pant's new book 'Happy Birthday' and must say that both are brilliant. The emotional connect you feel with each and every character is just outstanding.

    Naseek Oberoi

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    23 Oct, 2013


    How Time Transforms You

    One and a Half Wife brings a beautiful portrayal of how time changes and transforms a humble, respectful and traditional Amara Malhotra to a bold and independent woman. As you read the book, you travel with the Malhotra family from India to the United States and naturally feel as though you are a part of them. When Amara is abused by her husband, you can understand the depth of her emotions. The challenges she faces in an unknown nation and how situations make her strong and confident form th...

    Sudha Subramanian

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    30 Jul, 2012


    One and a half Wife - Interesting Read

    Meghna Pant has done a fantastic job for her first novel. The book is practically un-putdownable. The author has added a lot of life to all the characters esp. the protagonists and one can easily connect and develop an instant affection towards each of them. Amara feels as if she will come to life anytime and make the world fall in love with her. The in-sights the author provides about the little things of life makes one sit up and notice and then smile with satisfaction.
    However, the novel ...

    Shadows Galore

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    29 Jul, 2012


    A Highly Recommended Book

    Every book has a story to tell. Meghna Pant’s debut novel One and A Half Wife tells a story which will take you through various territories, some comfortable and some not so comfortable. However, the incidents and the ensuing emotions attached will seem extremely familiar which will help you to connect to the story easily.
    The story incorporates a lot of aspects like Indian obsession of settling in the USA during the 1990s, the hardships which the families had to bear while trying to make the...

    Haimanti Bhattacharjee

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    26 Jul, 2012


    Highly Recommended

    I loved this book. It is an easy read and once you start, you would not want to part with it.

    There are lot of issues and topics that the author has handled with immense care - like immigration, life and ways of Indians abroad... and mainly divorce.

    Amara is a character everyone will identify with, feel for and root for as well.
    I hope you give this book a try, it is worth it.

    Veena Regit

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    24 Jul, 2012


    One and a Half Wife

    One and a Half Wife is a brilliant book by an Indian author in a long time. The maturity with which Meghna Pant treats the subject of immigration, divorce and reverse-immigration among the 'one and a half generation' Indian-Americans is commendable. The characters are tightly chalked out and leave a long lasting impression on the reader, even after the book is done. It is easy to connect with the characters and you feel like you are actually a part of the life of the people in the book.
    This ...

    Aman Aggarwal

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    22 Jul, 2012


    The best read of 2012!

    YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK! It is absolutely amazing and I just couldn't stop reading it. I really want Amara's story to continue though I really love the ending. One of the best books in a long time and the best this year in Indian fiction.

    Manika Joshi

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    18 Jul, 2012

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