(Un)arranged Marriage by Bali Rai – book cover, description, publication history. The young-adult novel (Un)Arranged Marriage is the first novel by the British- Indian author Bali Rai (born in Leicester, England). (Un)arranged Marriage has ratings and 95 reviews. Kirsty said: This is the first book I’ve read for pleasure since I completed my 3rd year at univers.
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The second part mainly marrizge with the arranged marriage of Manjit. I think this book is very good, I really enjoyed reading it. When Manny’s arrives back home, he realizes that something has changed because his father beats him and does not change his opinion, that Manny has to marry the girl his father chose.
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It is written in an extremely accessible way, and the characters talk like realistic teenagers which is really refreshing. But Manny is described as a brave young boy who stand their ground and do as he wants. Written in the first person, Un Arranged Marriage feels very much as if it is inspired by personal experience, if not of Manny’s specific situation then of his environment. To a young teenage boy Munny, who has born in England and marirage far is totally different from the unaranged of his family who prefers Punjab culture most, not like Munny – modern England’s culture.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Ranjit already got married to a Punjabi girl called Jas.
I really liked him, I like the way he acts, his attitude against the family and the way he sees the religion and the traditions.
The specific details painted such a vivid picture and made your imagination go wild. After some time, Manny gets really homesick and badly wants to go back to England. Because Mannys family is from India, they have the punjabi culture, and that means when you’re seventeen, you have marrriage get married to a nice punjabigirl. There is just one difference between Manny and other youths, his father and family does ujarranged allow him to meet any girl.
Generally, the book gets a great rating from me. I also like the author, Bali Rai, he writes in a good way so that everyone understands. I got to admit that sometimes I got really shocked over some happenings that damaged Manny deeply.
From my point of view the ending was to short and less serious than I wanted it to be. Like Manny, Rai also worked in a supermarket. Umarranged for school over a few weeks. Manny has to share a room with Bilhar which is why they hate each other.
The author explores racism, poverty, domestic violence, neglect and love through the use of bildungsroman which concludes with the protagonist choosing marroage own path in life.
The young-adult novel Un arranged Marriage is the first novel by English author Bali Raipublished in Dec 03, Kajsa Eklund rated it really liked it. I’d been wanting to read a book by Bali Rai for such a long time but never got around to it. He feels miserable and angry and thinks everybody betrayed him. They both worked in a tabledancebar. He wanted to write accessible material for children of all ages and backgrounds and realising there were no British Asian authors writing for children, he saw a gap.
Un arranged marriage is a great book created by Bali Rai. In the book you also get to know Mannys best friend Adyand his girlfriend Sarah.
Manny’s parents take him to India under the pretext of visiting family, but he later finds that they have returned to England without him.
As a consequence Bapi parents go to sort out the problem. Want to Read saving…. The toilets in the motorway service station at Leicester Forest East stank of disinfectant. I really felt for him as he struggled against the oppressive nature of his family life; and at the hands of his father and brother’s fists, along with his otherwise silent mother’s emotional manipulation. All he wants is a normal life like the other teenagers. But in one way I think it was scary because I believe that every human has right to make decisions for their own.
You get a view how it is to live in the Punjabi culture and the differences with India and Leicter. He prefers to hang out with his best mate who is denied by the rest of Munny’s family-cos they dislike anyone whos white, brown and no Punjubi.
Anita and Me Meera Syal. Because the book its funny but also serious. I understand why I didn’t, at the time I wanted to read about magic, witches and love stories. Unarranged marriage is about a boy mqrriage Manny who is deeply misunderstood by his parents and baali. Manjit has no intention of getting married until he is ready, and to a girl of his choice but he is being badly bullied by his brothers and his father, his mother is an expert in the art of em I really liked this book I found it quite an unusual twist on the general picture we have in the west of girls being forced into an arranged marriage.
Both are British-Punjabi Sikhs and grew up in the multicultural city of Leicester. Manjit, or rather Manny, has grown up in a strictly traditional, and abusive, Punjabi family in Leicester Bali Rai’s home town and not far from where I live.
After school he did three a-levels at a local sixth form – none of which was English Literature, which he now regrets. Presumably silence makes a good Punjabi wife, as we hardly hear from any of the women besides Manny’s sister-in-law Jas.
In addition, Manny does not like her too much. However, still an enjoyable read and was happy to see Manny ultimately marriagge more responsibility for his decisions, even if in hindsight — his choice for independence was positive but he lacked senstivity for some of the innocent future inlaws, etc. You really feel for the character of Manjit marrizge sympathise with his predicament and at the end of the book you are really rooting for him.