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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Dec 01, Aisha rated it really liked it. Tx neway for dropping in. She worked for the BBC for sometime before returning to India in This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks.

Yet Janu is jaisjree of any rancor, blaming her situation on some Karmic inevitability, some “ancient promises”. Ancient Promises – Jaishree Misra. A House for Mr. The plight of Janaki is portrayed in a touching way. A good simple novel, which touches the crevices of kerala in a way like noone touched before.

Women Existence in Jaishree Misra”s Ancient Promises

Comment on this review. The Palace of Illusions. And after reading this I’m going to try my damnedest for the happiness in my life. To some degree I wasn’t entirely wrong in thinking that but Jaishree Misra has steered away from domestic violence, instead focusing on the just as toxic domestic indifference If the book shelves of Indian libraries were organised by theme, it’s fair to say that the section for ‘books about unhappy arranged marriages’ would need many kilometers of shelving.


Years roll by and Janu expects that a birth of the child, will bring proises change in everyone’s life. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Appreciate the courage of the author to put out to the world her life so boldly. Deciding to take matters anncient her hands, she applies to study abroad so that she can take Riya there and treat her. See 2 questions about Ancient Promises….

I will suggest it to all readers.

Straight from the heart !! – ANCIENT PROMISES – JAISHREE MISRA Consumer Review –

We’ll contact you shortly. Audible Download Audio Books. It is about why we love and lose, sometimes seeming to have little control over our destinies. An OTP has been send to your mobile. Old passions are aroused and the couple realize they still feel deeply for each other. She is a Malayali Nair girl born and brought up at Delhi, where she feels at home than at her ancestral land.

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.

Excellent as always mate Spooks. Keep writing Chao Rekha By: I liked it in the beginningbut later I got bored.

I’m not going to describe the storybut it ancieny a great experience to read this story of Janaki. In a note at the end of the novel, the author reveals that the story in its essence is autobiographical.


Finally she flees to England to escape the loveless union—but at what price to herself and those she loves?

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The narrative is so powerful, we can actually visualise the scenes. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A one time read.

The moving story o Young and vulnerable, Janu gave up Arjun, her first love, to enter into an arranged marriage.

Feb 26, Silvia Tieri rated it did not like it Shelves: By the time people finish the novel, they would learn what ‘Ammumma’ means but I wonder how would they ever under Read the first page and you know this writer is a Keralite. However, this is also the story of Kerala and its marriage customs.

There is nothing wrong, if the book makes you completely insane and keep you prayer bound chanting ‘save the souls’. D hide spoiler ].

Is happiness contented with materialistic appeasing of a third person? Arjun was my favorite character along with Janu’s Ammuma, “She said ‘pha’ which was only reserved for stray dogs”: You feel all of the characters, even the promisses ones. To talk about your reviews, they are only scaling heights by the day.