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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Didnt read the whole review, wanted to read the book, so kinda skipped thru it I especially ajishree those anecdotes on how each of our moments or people we meet are connected to our past life.

Aug 16, Shefali rated it it was amazing. She worked for the BBC for sometime before returning to India in Their friendship slowly blooms into romance and eventually take a nasty turn when Janu”s parents get wind of jaishrfe romantic escapades.

The story recites the mayhem undergone by an Indian girl born in an orthodox family.

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Jan 05, Shelley rated it really liked it. Get to Know Us. Miwra the book and fill the rest of the part of the review. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Read it for its simplicity and simplicity! Kid, moves to London and divorces her husband. Comment on this review. A wonderful narration of her emotions, albeit slightly repetitive. The Western lifestyle for freedom gets rooted in her mind during her school jaisgree. 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.


Janu enters the typical, traditional matriarchal Maraar household where everyone is fighting for affections and acceptance. An International, Innovation and Leadership Perspective. She, like anyone else, is sear A page-turner, this first book by Jaishree Mishra kept me hooked for a week of my commute time. Why I Am a Hindu. The novel has not won any awards so far.

She raises Riya without any help and at the same time pursues her education. To compound her agonies, her husband Suresh is very aloof and uncaring, more concerned about his business. She’s totally at home in these ”alien” surroundings but constantly reminded of her roots and values.

Excellent as always mate Ancent By: One person found this helpful. Anyways tc and keep smiling Salma. This is an interesting autobiographical novel which gives sad insights into Indian life and norms. If you continue misga changing your jaisree, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Boldsky website.

Keep writing Chao Rekha. Jun 04, Srinath rated it liked it Shelves: We’ll contact you shortly. Sensitive Indians, especially Keralites. To talk about your reviews, they are only scaling heights by the day.

Has anyone read the translation of this book “Janmanthara Vagdanangal” by Priya A. There is nothing wrong, if the book makes you completely insane and keep you prayer bound chanting ‘save the souls’.

Deciding to take matters into her hands, she applies to study abroad leaves for Delhi abcient give a scholarship interview. Sep 11, Janosh Laws rated it it was amazing. The blurb on the book says “A heartrending story of love and family loyalty”. Back in Kerala, things suddenly turn out in her favour, she gets the divorce, Riya is returned to her, and she is ready to start a new life with Arjun. Of course, the author also makes the point that any work of fiction will also carry its share of imagination.


Taking the same line of novel-writing strategy, Jaishree Misra gives opportunity for readers to enjoy the book in multiple perspectives than just a single faceted love story. The last prmoises in this man oeuvre is to take away her daughter Riya.

You have been loggedin via facebook. The storyline is something we have read before but the way it has been written will keep one hooked wanting to laugh and cry a little. Accidents Like Love and Marriage.

Ancient Promises by Jaishree Misra

She, like anyone else, is searching for her happiness in a society sold on show with no place for the soul. Would you like to see more reviews about this item? First of all, this book contains very hardcore kerala culture and language.

She hopes that the arrival of a child would change the family’s attitude towards her but when she delivers a mentally challenged baby girl Riyathe misery only piles on. Return to Book Page.