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The marriage bureau for rich people 3 editions

Cover of: The marriage bureau for rich people | Farahad Zama
About the Book

Alexander McCall Smith meets Jane Austen in this delightfully charming Indian novel about finding love.What does an Indian man with a wealth of common sense do when his retirement becomes too monotonous for him to stand? Open a marriage bureau of course!With a steady stream of clients to keep him busy, Mr. Ali sees his new business flourish as the indomitable Mrs. Ali and his careful assistant, Aruna, look on with vigilant eyes. There’s the man who wants a tall son-in-law because his daughter is short; the divorced woman who ends up back with her ex-husband; a salesman who can’t seem to sell himself; and a wealthy, young doctor for whom no match is ever perfect. But although his clients go away happy, little does Mr. Ali know that his esteemed Aruna hides a tragedy in her past—a misfortune that the bureau, as luck would have it, serendipitously undoes.Bursting with the color and allure of India, and with a cast of endearing characters, The Marriage Bureau for Rich People has shades of Jane Austen and Alexander McCall Smith but with a resonance and originality entirely its own. Farahad’s effortless style reveals a country still grappling with the politics of caste, religion, and civil unrest, all the while delivering a shamefully delightful read.

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Dewey 823/.92

3 editions First published in 2009

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Cover of: The Marriage Bureau for Rich People
2009, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
The Marriage Bureau for Rich People
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Marriage bureau for rich people
2009, Amy Einhorn Books
Marriage bureau for rich people
in English
Cover of: The marriage bureau for rich people
2009, Thorndike Press
The marriage bureau for rich people
in English

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