DESI AND DESIRE:
Bindis & Brides
The chapter Bindis & Brides challenges the way divorced Indian females are shunned in the Indian community.
Minhas’s later work, Bindis and Brides, represents a similar take on arranged marriages to her other novels, however in this romantic comedy the main female protagonist tells her tale of escaping her unhappy marriage; a marriage where both participants agreed to marry in order to please their parents. Zarleena’s husband, Armin, did what he had to “to please his parents”…
page 19 of Desi and Desire
Growing up in a town with not a single Asian friend, I came to find myself dividing my identity between being British and Asian. It was only through discovering the stories and tales told by other British-Asian authors that I became to embrace being both British and Asian. Desi and Desire is an extended essay focussing on the study of how Nisha Minhas portrays the British-Asian woman’s identity in her collection of romance novels concerning the idea of cross-cultural relationships.
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