In mid-July, Netflix dropped the 8-episode series Indian Matchmaking , which follows Mumbai matchmaker Sima Taparia as she travels around the United States and India, attempting to find true love—or at least acceptable compromises—for the marriage-seeking young people who can afford her services. To non-Desi audiences not already familiar with the shaadi scene, it might come as a surprise to see how considerations like skin color, socioeconomic status, and height—prejudices that are often kept more covert in Western dating—are explicitly and unapologetically baked into this centuries-old tradition. The show also completely fails to acknowledge that queer people exist, that not every boy is looking for the perfect girl and vice versa, and that non-binary people might want and make great partners. Despite these very valid caveats, there is something undeniably compelling about the idea of a dedicated professional who learns as much as possible about your preferences and then criss-crosses the globe in search of your soul mate. Perhaps someday we will see more inclusive and progressive versions of this service. In the meantime, if Indian Matchmaking —which ends with most storylines unresolved—has left you craving more tales of young South Asians balancing traditional marriage expectations with contemporary romantic aspirations, check out any of the following books. Recognizing each other as the only other South Asian queer students on campus, they decide to marry to get Kris a green card and placate their parents while continuing to pursue their own affairs in private. During World War II, intelligent but sheltered Vasanti is thrown into an arranged marriage with wealthy and accomplished Baba. Though neither particularly wishes for this, they work their way from tolerating one another to falling deeply in love, in a narrative that moves between India and London during the Blitz as it hurtles towards a shocking conclusion.
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The series features Gladie Burger as the main character an amateur sleuth often involved in solving murder crimes. Sax began the publication of The Matchmaker series in when the first novel in the series An Affair to Dismember was published. The story introduces the readers to Gladie Burger, a damsel a woman who is ever ready to move on.
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Together, these meddling grannies will help their progeny overcome difficulties ranging from troubled pasts, hidden identities, and initial incompatibilities as they become. The Matchmakers. Like Like. Very nice cover! I just now saw it. Are all the books in this series going to have the title in the box like that or just this one? Did you get to choose the cover model? I have really enjoyed your books! Are you going to write any more about the Guidry family?
There are still plenty of young adults in the family who are left — Jenn, Rafe, etc.
Summer is here! Born on the wrong side of the blanket, matchmaker Sophie Reynard understands the consequences of unbridled desire all too well. Despite the many highborn friends she has matched, falling in love with an aristocrat without a pedigree of her own would be an act of futility. He knows only that the enchanting beauty captured his heart in one night and then fled, leaving no trace of her identity.
Now the enamored Marquess has no choice but to sway Sophie with seduction….
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But as their BFF’s wedding nears, they find that they’re unable to resist an undeniable connection. The two then score a free honeymoon
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The Matchmaker by Natasha West: Book Review
This book is an extensive and thorough exploration of the ways in which the middle class in India select their spouse. Using the prism of matchmaking, this book critically unpacks the concept of the ‘modern’ and traces the importance of moralities and values in the making of middle class identities, by bringing to the fore intersections and dynamics of caste, class, gender, and neoliberalism. The author discusses a range of issues: romantic relationships among youth, use of online technology and of professional services like matrimonial agencies and detective agencies, encounters of love and heartbreak, impact of experiences of pain and humiliation on spouse-selection, and the involvement of family in matchmaking.
Based on this comprehensive account, she elucidates how the categories of ‘love’ and ‘arranged’ marriages fall short of explaining, in its entirety and essence, the contemporary process of spouse-selection in urban India. Though the ethnographic research has been conducted in India, this book is of relevance to social scientists studying matchmaking practices, youth cultures, modernity and the middle class in other societies, particularly in parts of Asia.
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Gianluca has to admit his life is empty. His high-pressure City job, his seven-figure income, his glossy girlfriends — all have long ceased to satisfy him. His marriage is over and he barely knows his young daughters. In search of serenity and a deeper purpose to his existence, he flees to Italy, to the magical Palazzo Montelimone lovingly restored by his parents, to chill and to assess his future. But life on the sun-drenched Amalfi coast is not as peaceful as Luca anticipates.
He meets a woman whose dark eyes are heavy with sorrow and a solemn little boy with an incredible secret. As he begins to unravel a mystery that has its roots in a long-ago act of violence, Luca is forced to face his greatest fear in exchange for the greatest truth. I have wanted to write a book about spirits for so long. After eight novels, published in over 20 languages and doing well in America, I felt it was time to dig inside my heart and write for myself.
I have seen spirits for as long as I can remember. They were simply part of my reality growing up and I never thought to mention them to anyone. They were shadows who wandered around my room at night, regardless of me. In my teens I shared my experiences with my father, who is a deeply wise and spiritual man.
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The hero is her friend and has to marry for some reason as well. So they decide to help each other find a spouse, essentially matchmaking for each other. The best part is that the hero is in love with her. I read it around years ago.
The Matchmaker series is a set of Romantic Mystery novels written by Elise Sax. The series features Gladie Burger as the main character an amateur sleuth.
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For the full ranking, see below. Marnie MacGraw wants an ordinary life—a husband, kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. When her marriage ends after two miserable weeks, Marnie is understandably shocked. And Blix was also right about some things Marnie must learn the hard way: love is hard to recognize, and the ones who push love away often are the ones who need it most. Picking out a new book is always a treat and a tough decision.
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The Matchmaker by Natasha West is the story of a woman who helps others find true love and can never find love herself because of an ancient curse on her family. The question is what happens when she meets her one true love? In the age of dating websites and apps that allow you to connect to more people than ever it can be difficult to find that elusive love. This is where Cleo comes in. She is a matchmaker. And she is darn good at it.
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If there is matchmaking, there must be romance. If there is romance, there must be obstacles. If there is a beginning matchmaker, there must also be a seasoned matchmaker to instruct the novice. Matchmaking for Beginners delivers charmingly on all these promises. She thinks she knows herself. These two women of different generations, so distinct and so connected, share the narrative voice in Matchmaking for Beginners , with each chapter heading announcing who is telling the story.
This choice serves the tale well, and it makes rooting for both these women as easy as it makes disliking anyone who seeks to do them wrong.
Matchmaking in Middle Class India
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If there is romance, there must be obstacles. If there is a beginning matchmaker, there must also be a seasoned matchmaker to instruct the novice.
Marnie MacGraw wants an ordinary life—a husband, kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. When her marriage ends after two miserable weeks, Marnie is understandably shocked. And Blix was also right about some things Marnie must learn the hard way: love is hard to recognize, and the ones who push love away often are the ones who need it most. A Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller. Read more Read less. Shop now. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
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