A Suitable Girl

Author: Vikram Seth

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9780297871781


Page: 800

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A Most Unsuitable Girl A Play On Dowry Deaths And Conquest At Noon A Historical Fantasy

Scene 2 ( The scene takes place in a small office , with simple though adequate
furnishings . On the walls are hung ... There are some important non - resident
Indian families who are also on the lookout for a suitable girl . I won't be long .

Author: Rajesh Talwar

Publisher: Gyan Publishing House

ISBN: 9788178351100

Category: Indic drama (English)

Page: 288

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A Most Unsuitable Girl, is a tragicomedy play on the prevalent social practice in India on giving dowry upon the marriage of young woman by her parents and how in certain circumstances the absence (or lack ) of dowry might have potentially fatal consequences for the bride. The play, despite having been written in a comic style, is more serious and hard hitting compared with other tragic plays written on the subject. The characters in the play take varying positions on the phenomenon of dowry and even on dowry death itself, which reflect perspectives prevalent in mainstream Indian society. In the list of characters there is a judge a prosecutor and a defence lawyer who discuss legal angles, which are not without interest. In addition the play points to the power and sexual jealousy of mother-in-law playing a much ignored but extremely significant role in the carrying out of these unspeakably beastial crimes. Conquest at Noon, the second play, is a historical fantasy. As is commonly known, India was successfully colonized by the British for three hundred years. In this play, the author creates a historical fantasy in which India was the colonizing power and the British were the subject population.

A Girl s Best Friend

A Suitable Girl Becomes a Suitable Boy Pauline Meemeduma We set out for the
big smoke two hundred kilometres Border Collie puppies had been sold and
there were only away to get a new dog . A Border Collie female puppy two males
left ...

Author: Jan Fook

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 9781876756109

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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Annotation. With contributions about what their dogs mean to them, this collection presents over eighty women and girls from diverse backgrounds, ages, and countries share their feelings and experiences of living with dogs.

Marriage and Culture

seeking for a bride first makes a search from among the relatives and then they
move to the other clans in case they do not find a suitable girl for their son . From
the parents ' side , for searching bride , the first preference is given to the father ' s

Author: Tamo Mibang

Publisher: Mittal Publications

ISBN: 9788183241687

Category: Arunāchal Pradesh (India)

Page: 244

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Contributed articles with reference to Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Tales of Inner Turmoil I

A. Suitable. Girl. S. he slid out of bed, gathered her clothes and dressed silently.
She left the bedroom and didn't look back. Felix watched her surreptitiously
through his eyelashes until she slipped out of the door, pulling it to behind her.

Author: Susan Widdicombe

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483487636


Page: 164

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In this collection of short tales born in a creative writing group, Susan Widdicombe portrays the vicissitudes of an eclectic group of characters as they struggle to overcome life's many problems. A dog's fidelity to his mistress is put to the test in 'Taking Sides' while the joys and compromises of old age are highlighted in 'A Walk in the Park' and 'Sex and Love'. Some of the stories are set in Southern Africa while others take us to France, Italy or Spain. Some celebrate the comedy of the human experience while others highlight its tragedy. But all invite us to reflect on our options and on the consequences of our choices as we navigate through the changing kaleidoscope of our individual lives on Planet Earth and elsewhere. Tales of Inner Turmoil I offers us a set of quirky short stories as entertaining as they are thought-provoking.

Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency

Kolis marry their girls between twelve and sixteen , and their boys before they are
twenty - five . his son should marry he looks for a suitable girl . When he has
found a good match for his son he sends an elderly person to the girl's house ,
and ...

Author: Bombay (Presidency)



Category: Bombay (India)


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The Cavendon Women

As her father, Walter, was forever saying, the good old days were over, and
nothing would ever be the same again. ... But that had not happened. Miles had
been forced to marry another girl. A suitable girl. Clarissa Meldrew, the daughter
of ...

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250032369

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Cavendon Women, the stunning sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford's Cavendon Hall follows the Inghams' and the Swanns' journey from a family weekend in the summer of 1926 through to the devastation of the Wall Street crash of 1929. It all begins on a summer weekend in July of 1926 when, for the first time in years, the earl has planned a family weekend. As the family members come together, secrets, problems, joys, and sorrows are revealed. As old enemies come out of the shadows and the Swanns' loyalty to the Ingham gets tested in ways none of them could have predicted, it's up to the Cavendon women to band together and bring their family into a new decade, and a new way of life.

Socio linguistic Situation in North East India

They hailed him as almighty , omnipotent , omniscient and omnipresent , He is
the giver of all good wishes of his people . ... When a boy attains a marriageable
age , say 25-30 years , à suitable girl belonging to one's mother's brother's ...

Author: Pauthang Haokip

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788180697609

Category: Sociolinguistics

Page: 145

View: 387

Genes Girls and Gamow

... a few days, he and Gretel would do the best they could to keep Christa ruining
all her chances for a meaningful future. ... Harvard about to start, I was bound to
find an even more suitable girl from Radcliffe, the women's college near Harvard.

Author: James D. Watson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019164742X

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 540

In 1953 Watson and Crick discovered the double helical structure of DNA and Watson's personal account of the discovery, The Double Helix, was published in 1968. Genes, Girls and Gamow is also autobiographical, covering the period from when The Double Helix ends, in 1953, to a few years later, and ending with a Postscript bringing the story up to date. Here is Watson adjusting to new-found fame, carrying out tantalizing experiments on the role of RNA in biology, and falling in love. The book is enlivened with copies of handwritten letters from the larger than life character George Gamow, who had made significant contributions to physics but became intrigued by genes, RNA and the elusive genetic code. This is a tale of heartbreak, scientific excitement and ambition, laced with travelogue and '50s atmosphere.

The Family Way

Your husband's mother may not be able to find a suitable girl in a hurry and I
think it's very important that your servant learns your ways and the running of your
household well before the baby arrives.” “Thank you,” I said. “You have my
address ...

Author: Rhys Bowen

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250011647

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 608

From the author of In Farleigh Field... Molly Murphy—now Molly Sullivan—is a year into her marriage, expecting her first child, and confined to the life of a housewife. She's restless and irritable in the enforced idleness of pregnancy and the heat of a New York summer in 1905. So when a trip to the post office brings a letter addressed to her old detective agency asking her to locate a missing Irish serving maid, Molly figures it couldn't hurt to at least ask around, despite her promise to Daniel to give up her old career as a detective. On the same day, Molly learns that five babies have been kidnapped in the past month. Refusing to let Molly help with the kidnapping investigation, Daniel sends her away to spend the summer with his mother. But even in the quiet, leafy suburbs, Molly's own pending motherhood makes her unable to ignore these missing children. What she uncovers will lead her on a terrifying journey through all levels of society, putting her life—and that of her baby—in danger. The Family Way, the latest entry in Rhys Bowen's bestselling Molly Murphy series, will delight fans and win over newcomers with its elegantly plotted mystery, atmospheric historical detail, and vivid characters.

Report of the Malabar Marriage Commission

It is always customary for a man to find out a woman for him . The duty of
selecting a girl rests with his male relations . If a suitable girl is found , either the
father or the uncle of the bridegroom , accompanied by a friend , goes to the girl's
house ...

Author: Madras (India). Malabar marriage commission



Category: Marriage law

Page: 5

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The Best Kidnappers and Other Stories

Common friends and relatives made mutual approaches and when a suitable girl
was identified, a formal proposal was sent from my family to the girl's parents.” “
And you said you never saw her before the wedding?” I asked just to make sure.

Author: Robbinson N. Simwenyi

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469118793

Category: Fiction

Page: 113

View: 849

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Juki Girls Good Girls

joined their managers , parents , and politicians in drawing sharp dichotomies
between innocent village girls and Juki girls who were corrupted by city life .

Author: Caitrin Lynch

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801473623

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

View: 672

Caitrin Lynch shows how contemporary Sri Lankan women navigate a complex web of political, cultural, and socioeconomic forces. Lynch details precisely how gender, nationalism, and globalization influence everyday life in Sri Lanka. --Jane Collins, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Pacific Affairs"

The Cornhill Magazine

The head mistress of a Board School then talks to the girls who are leaving , and
tries to find out whether they have any ... Each head mistress is allowed to send
in three names , but sometimes there are not as many as three suitable girls .

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray



Category: England


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The Female missionary intelligencer

Perhaps this friend already knows a suitable girl . If her age and all other
qualifications are unobjectionable , the go - between goes to the parents , and
without apparent design , makes her the subject of conversation . After a good
deal of ...






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The Hambukushu Rainmakers of the Okavango

The young boy or girl court each other directly. Either engagement was suitable
and especially if the boy and girl were of the preferred cross-cousin relationship.
Most marriages arranged by parents proved satisfactory. If a young man liked a ...

Author: Thomas J. Larson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595184561

Category: Social Science

Page: 491

View: 244

In light of the terrible AIDS tragedy unfolding in southern Africa, one gets an enormous sense of sadness and loss when reading The Hambukushu Rainmakers of the Okavango. Tom J. Larson was one of the last anthropologists to experience and record their ancient culture before it was so radically impacted by modernization and the ravages of the AIDS epidemic. Over the course of many years, he earned the trust of the Hambukushu and was allowed the kind of access needed to painstakingly record the minutiae of every aspect of their daily lives. What emerged is a portrait of a complex, distinctive African culture defined by the abundance of their homeland, the vast and wild Okavango River delta, and by the powerful Rainmaker chiefs who controlled the very fabric of their existence. To read Larson's extraordinary book is to understand how the belief systems that worked so well for them for centuries wreak such havoc on them today.

Abyssinian Chronicles

in bed, very good in the kitchen and wonderful in the garden—the type of woman
many men would have kept as a second ... company with Kasiko, he got the
green light, with the tacit knowledge that Grandpa would help him find a suitable

Author: Moses Isegawa

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030778780X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 439

Every once in a while there emerges a literary voice with the power and urgency to immerse readers deep within a previously "invisible" culture. From a young African writer who has already earned comparisons to Salman Rushdie and Gabriel Garcia Marquez comes this masterful saga of life in 20th-century Uganda. The teller of this panoramic tale is Mugezi, a quick-witted, sharp-eyed man whose life encompasses the traditional and the modern, the peaceful and the insanely violent, the despotic and the democratic. Born in a rural community in the early 1960s, he is raised by his grandfather, a deposed clan chief, and his great-aunt, or "grandmother," after his parents immigrate to the capital city of Kampala. At age nine, he leaves behind his secure life in the village to join his parents and siblings in the city, where he is first exposed to the despotism and hardship that he will contend with in the years to come. The nightmare reign of Idi Amin and its chaotic aftermath are the backdrop to Mugezi's troubled coming-of-age: his constant struggle with his harsh mother and austere father; his years spent as caregiver to his parents' ever-growing brood of children; his sojourn in a horrifically repressive Catholic seminary. He goes to work as a high school teacher, becomes enmeshed in a tragic romance, finds himself drawn into a dubious, potentially dangerous alliance with the military after Amin's fall and witnesses the widespread ravages of the AIDS virus. Finally, sickened by personal loss and national tragedy, he manages to immigrate to Amsterdam. The details of Mugezi's life provide a foundation for Isegawa's brilliant and profoundly illuminating portrait of the contemporary, postcolonial African experience. Filled with extraordinary characters, animated by a wicked sense of humor and guided by an intense yet clear-eyed compassion, Abyssianian Chronicles is our introduction to a superlative new writer.

The enquirer s oracle or What to do and how to do it

If every mis - ful good humour , with the good taste in tress was a good manager
and a good | dress and conduct that can only ... well - bred children enscarcely
be a more acceptable office for dears the attendant to her pleasant a suitable girl

Author: Enquirer





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The Agony of Love

And I had not looked at a girl since. Now Anis's suggestion inspired me to change
my outlook. I tried to fall inlove, and I searched fora suitable girl. One day, when
Iwas buying sweets at Adhunik Mishtanna Bhandar, the gaze of a beautiful girl ...

Author: Neilay Khasnabish

Publisher: One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9383562226

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

View: 864

‘The Agony of Love’ is a love story of a young poet. Srijan Ghose – a frustrated young man, who fails to get a suitable job – falls in love with Priyam Majumdar, who is reading for an M.A. at Delhi University. In Delhi, Srijan’s elder brother Bijan finds a corporate job for him, but he refuses the job offer as Priyam inspires him to write poetry and to do a Ph.D. at Delhi University. Suddenly, some strange things start happening to him. He is kidnapped twice and tortured to compel him to leave Delhi and Priyam. Meanwhile, his elder brother Bijan asks him to leave his flat. Srijan leaves his flat and finds a job at a garment shop. Now, he has to find out his kidnappers, and if Priyam will marry him. ‘The Agony of Love’, addresses frustration, inspiration, love, greed, violence, jealousy, betrayal, hope, and success. The dimensions of relationships are explored to the core to focus on the colours of life, in the context of the conflict of humanity and inhumanity. This story in the guise of fiction is the offshoot of firsthand experience of life.

What a Woman Needs

They care nothing for stealing a young girl's hopes and dreams, crushing her
heart and leaving her reputation in ... Whatever doubts he might have had about
marrying Susan, she was by far the nicest, most suitable girl he had met so far. “
Yes ...

Author: Caroline Linden

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 1420137522

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 948

From award-winning author Caroline Linden comes a dazzling tale of seduction, intrigue, and unexpected lessons in love... Charlotte Griffolino knows a rake when she sees one—and the man her niece longs to marry most definitely qualifies. Stuart Drake is handsome, charming—and penniless. That he is interested in more than Susan’s considerable inheritance is highly unlikely. That he will be immune to Charlotte’s allure is even more unlikely... With a Viscount title in his future, Stuart expects it shouldn’t be difficult to marry an heiress. Still, once he meets Charlotte, how hard will it be to charm her? Quite, actually. Now Stuart has only one option: to take revenge on her through seduction. But learning what this woman needs might only leave him hungry for more...