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ISBN13: 9780553384529
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For decades they have remained close, sharing treasured recipes, honored customs, and the challenges of women shaped by ancient ways yet living modern lives. They are the Hindi-Bindi Club, a nickname given by their American daughters to the mothers who left India to start anew—daughters now grown and facing struggles of their own.

For Kiran, Preity, and Rani, adulthood bears the indelible stamp of their upbringing, from the ways they tweak their mothers cooking to suit their Western lifestyles to the ways they reject their mothers most fervent beliefs. Now, bearing the disappointments and successes of their chosen paths, these daughters are drawn inexorably home.

Kiran, divorced, will seek a new beginning—this time requesting the aid of an ancient tradition she once dismissed. Preity will confront an old heartbreak—and a hidden shame. And Rani will face her demons as an artist and a wife. All will question whether they have the courage of the Hindi-Bindi Club, to hold on to their dreams—or to create new ones.

An elegant tapestry of East and West, peppered with food and ceremony, wisdom and sensuality, this luminous novel breathes new life into timeless themes.

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"The age-old intergenerational struggle between mothers and daughters gets a curried twist in Pradhan's debut, in which the subcontinent meets the modern West. As children, first-generation Americans Kiran Deshpande, Preity Chawla Lindstrom and Rani McGuiness Tomashot gently mocked their Indian mothers, collectively nicknamed 'The Hindi-Bindi Club' for their Old World leanings. Though the three are now successful adults, they aren't necessarily seen as such by their parents. For starters, none married Indian men. But now, Kiran's parents may get their chance to 'semi-arrange' a marriage for their divorced daughter as she considers the possibility that there may be something to the old ways. Preity, mostly happily married to business school beau Eric, carries a small torch for a long-lost love — a Muslim her parents didn't approve of — and considers seeking him out. Meanwhile, rocket scientist Rani's passion for art starts to pay off as she becomes spiritually listless. Pradhan's debut is breezy (there are enough recipes dotting the narrative to fill a cookbook), though it touches on not-so sunny issues — prejudice, breast cancer, infidelity. The prose isn't dynamite and the characters are stock, but the novel easily fulfills its ready-made requirements." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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An elegant tapestry of East and West, peppered with food and ceremony, wisdomand sensuality, this luminous novel breathes new life into timeless themes offamily and place.

About the Author

Monica Pradhan's parents immigrated to the United States from Mumbai, India, in the 1960s. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and grew up outside Washington, DC. and now lives in Minnesota and Toronto with her husband.

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Deborah Fochler, November 2, 2007 (view all comments by Deborah Fochler)
An unusual and heartwarming look at the relationship between a mother and daughter and an extended family. Mixed with food, holidays, disappointment, extended family and friends and most of all - love - unconditional yet complicated. I loved this book - it gave me great insight into another culture though in the end we are all the same. We love our families but cant live with them or without them.
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Laurie Blum, May 7, 2007 (view all comments by Laurie Blum)
An elegant tapestry of East and West, peppered with food and ceremony, wisdom and sensuality, this luminous novel breathes new life into timeless themes...and an excellent book review novel for women's clubs, many discussable issues. As a mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, wife & friend, I could identify with the universal struggles plus with a scheduled trip to India late this year, I loved the descriptions, language, customs & more!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553384529
Author:
Pradham, Monica
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Author:
Pradhan, Monica
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Intergenerational relations
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Family saga
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.27x5.29x1.00 in. .78 lbs.

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Product details 448 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553384529 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The age-old intergenerational struggle between mothers and daughters gets a curried twist in Pradhan's debut, in which the subcontinent meets the modern West. As children, first-generation Americans Kiran Deshpande, Preity Chawla Lindstrom and Rani McGuiness Tomashot gently mocked their Indian mothers, collectively nicknamed 'The Hindi-Bindi Club' for their Old World leanings. Though the three are now successful adults, they aren't necessarily seen as such by their parents. For starters, none married Indian men. But now, Kiran's parents may get their chance to 'semi-arrange' a marriage for their divorced daughter as she considers the possibility that there may be something to the old ways. Preity, mostly happily married to business school beau Eric, carries a small torch for a long-lost love — a Muslim her parents didn't approve of — and considers seeking him out. Meanwhile, rocket scientist Rani's passion for art starts to pay off as she becomes spiritually listless. Pradhan's debut is breezy (there are enough recipes dotting the narrative to fill a cookbook), though it touches on not-so sunny issues — prejudice, breast cancer, infidelity. The prose isn't dynamite and the characters are stock, but the novel easily fulfills its ready-made requirements." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , An elegant tapestry of East and West, peppered with food and ceremony, wisdomand sensuality, this luminous novel breathes new life into timeless themes offamily and place.
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