DESI AND DESIRE:
The Marriage Market
The chapter The Marriage Market looks at challenging the stereotype of the timid Indian bride.
The Marriage Market is the story of how Jeena escapes her arranged marriage by pretending to be in a marriage with Aaron. Minhas has created a story that explores cultural freedom and restrictions through the relationship between Jeena and her philandering boyfriend, and the relationship of trust between her and her family. Jeena is a young twenty- seven year old Indian girl whose time according to her parents is “running out”…
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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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