Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises, a sensitive account of a girl’s efforts to find her destination in life, is full of keen psychological observations. Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises: A Story of Love and Family. Loyalty. Talluri Mathew Bhaskar. Lecturer in English. ABSTRACT: Fiction writing has become a. Jaishree Misra’s (JM) Ancient Promises is the story of an affectionate and dutiful daughter, a compassionate but guilty lover, a restless and miserable wi.

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Oct 07, Namita Sreekumar rated it it was misr. Yet Janu is devoid of any rancor, blaming her situation on some Karmic inevitability, some “ancient promises”.

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Janu enters a new world of lifestyle at Kerala. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Janu’s Pre marriage life resembles the one in the serial. Keep writing Chao Rekha. However, there surely is fiction as a binding force that connects each and every element from the painful world of reality. Situated in Kerala, a beautiful part of the sub-continent.

Jan 10, Sunayana Sen rated it really liked it. I loved how the author details Delhi and Kerala in particular, the dialects, the local shops or markets, the characters and the mind of a newly married 18 year old.

Ancient Promises

Janu promises to file for divorce to end the miserable marriage, flee with Riya to England and restart a new life with Arjun. The book ‘feels’ very current – and I was incredibly surprised when the author mentioned the end of Margaret Thatcher’s ‘reign’ late on in the book. I didn’t like God of Small things by AR! Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Ancient Promises is a journey into the mind of Janu through her teenage and years after an arranged marriage that goes terribly wrong. Janu’s relationship with her daughter was the key difference for me between this and the multitudinous ‘books about unhappy arranged marriages’.


Janu could not hold the glory of the Maraar household because during one of her visits to Delhi, the city in which she grew up, although her parents were from Kerala, she meets her old love, Arjun. Back in Kerala, things suddenly turn out in her favour, she gets the divorce, Riya is returned to her, and she is ready to start a new life with Arjun.

Arjun leaves to the UK where he decides to pursue his college education living with his mother. Hope you and your Riya are fine there. But Janu is unable to come to grips with the absence of Riya in her life.

Since you have recommended this book I will try to lay my hands on this asap. So you can imagine my trepidation when misrra friend recommended me another novel by an Indian woman not being sexist here which dealt with life in Kerala. Not so in the case of Janu’s daughter Riya who is seen as an embarrassment to her father’s family. In the afterword to Ancient Promises, Jaishree Misra says that the novel is partly autobiographical. You have already subscribed.


How do I read this book online? Feb 21, Jagan George rated it missra not like it.

Dec jiashree, Aisha rated it really liked it. Janu is confused and unsure of her future with Arjun. Do I have to purchase it? Pls do drop in and comment! This is a fine piece of autobiographic literature that you can’t stop reading until the end.

A good simple novel, which touches the crevices of kerala in a way like noone touched before.

Jane Austen succeeded in bringing irony in her novels, through interesting and poignant observations, which were most often witty as well. Deciding to take matters into her hands, she applies to study abroad so that she can take Riya there and treat her. She then added a few promiees diplomas in Special Needs caring for the Mentally challenged and Broadcast Journalism.

Ancient Promises by Jaishree Misra

A pretty good book of a contemporary Indian writer. One person found this helpful. Janu loses her first great love and is forced to marry a business person. Trivia About Ancient Promises. A fab review though the book looks too predictable for my liking

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