31 Dec Summary: Bali Rai: (un)arranged marriage. Prologue The Prologue is about Manny’s thoughts a short time before his wedding. Manny is at the. Ranjit is a man now, working and married to a lovely girl and Bali Rai. ‘(Un) arranged Marriage’ is the story of a British Asian boy called Manjit who doesn’t. Manny is furious when his father arranges his marriage to a Sikh girl he has Bali Rai was born in and raised as a working class Punjabi in Leicester.

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Vandana Shiva, who is also indian, talks about this trend in India and elsewhere making me wonder how the diversion of that river, which had been near his family’s lands, had affected their farming. I will be looking out for anything else by this author. Balu “cheat” was very, very cruel.

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He talks about it with Ady and prepares the plan with him three days before the wedding takes place. If you love your unararnged, let them go! Bali Rai succeeds in shaping a central character, Manny Manjitwhose personality and narrative voice maintains its authenticity to the balu end. The author then writes the book in retrospect, and takes the reader back three years.

He can do whatever he wants and he lives his own life with his own rules but there is one thing he lost: When there were dialogs it was sometimes hard marrriage understand because he wrote them The book un arranged marriage, written by Bali Rai was very good. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. They break up the wedding party in order to allow Manny bali rai unarranged marriage escape the marriage and be free from his parents, but he loses his family in the process.


And that indeed Manny does bali rai unarranged marriage view himself nor any of his rzi has being real Bali rai unarranged marriage in the religious sense as they uphold none of the core values of tolerance and equality.

Set in Leicester and India, this is a compelling account of one young man’s struggle to escape his controlling Punjabi family.

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Because of the bad ending, the book gets 3 of uarranged stars. If more context and explanation was added this would have been wonderful.

Aug 04, Merel rated it it was ok. The part starts with a conflict between Manny and his older brother Ranjit. Thanks for the opportunity to discover this new author. The book is also very good because before I read the book I was thinking that it bali rai unarranged marriage only girls who were married against their will but that was wrong I realized when I read the book.

Over all a very enjoyable, hard to put down book. In addition it is not just the wedding day but also his 17th birthday. He has a new bali rai unarranged marriage called Jenny. Location Please enter your location, but not an exact address. We all assume that it’s only girls that get forced into marriage. A good read, thanks for sharing. During summer break Manny often breaks out of home to go hang out with Ady. The arrival is a big shock for Manny.

At last Manny gets to know his youngest uncle Jag. I understand that he was in a really bad place, and bali rai unarranged marriage no care to be involved in an arranged marriage, but in the process he really hurt his family. Concluding, the reviewers come to the opinion that un arranged marriage is a young adult novel without high literary claim that deals with an important issue.

As a child, Bali wanted to be a footballer or to write stories. Alright it was a happy ending, but still, it was too easy. Since he wants to be rather British than Indian, he is the black sheep of the bali rai unarranged marriage.


He cannot believe how nice his parents start to behave. Arrived this morning, along with two parcels from Canada which have taken 3 days to arrive and a parcel from Bulgaria which has taken SIX weeks to arrive. 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 bali rai unarranged marriage 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.

Alcoholism is apparently fine, as hard drinking is part of what makes you a “real man. You also read about how it goes bali rai unarranged marriage Manny in school, and also when he and his family is travelling to India and there Manny meet someone who’s changes his life. The only thing that I thought was bad about the book is its ending. This was really fascinating for me, I really learned something.

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It cannot be undone. Un jarriage Marriage is the story of Manjit nicknamed Mannya teenage boy living in LeicesterEngland. It was good to get a male perspective on the issue of arranged marriages, and the voice of the main character was right bali rai unarranged marriage his age – a problem that I seem to come to across with books ‘written’ by teenage protaganists.