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Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India


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A first book by an NPR-affiliated reporter traces her relocation to Delhi with her boyfriend after leaving her fast-paced life in New York City, describing her relationship with six Indian women who gave her insight into Western-world attitudes and assumptions.

About the Author

\Miranda Kennedy was a New Delhi–based correspondent for American Public Media’s Marketplace and National Public Radio for five years. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Nation, and on Slate. Before moving to India, Kennedy worked as a magazine editor and a public radio reporter in New York, where she covered, among other things, the September 11 attacks. She moved to Washington, D.C., to work as an editor at National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, and returns frequently to India.

Table of Contents

Are you alone? — Boyfriended — Pious virgins and brave-hearted heroes — A whiskey-drinking woman — Cooked by Brahmin hands — Ladies only — A million matches — The Brahmin versus the untouchable — Seven lifetimes — A modest dowry — The boy will do — Too much passion for this world — Curves — The bride who showed her teeth — Any issue? — A game in which my name was — Epilogue.

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Life and Love in India
Random House Publishing Group
Kennedy, Miranda
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Biography » General
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Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Relationships
History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
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Travel » Asia » India
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