2 edition of The marriage bureau for rich people found in the catalog.
The marriage bureau for rich people
|Statement||by Farahad Zama.|
|LC Classifications||PR6126.A43 M37 2008|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 276 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||276|
|LC Control Number||2009502997|
Farahad Zama's debut novel transports listeners to faraway India for a story brimming with endearing characters, homespun wisdom, and blossoming love. After Mr. Ali retires, he launches a matchmaking service that helps an array of clients arrange marriages. But he's unaware of his able assistant's dire need for his marriage bureau. Get this from a library! The marriage bureau for rich people. [Farahad Zama] -- Driving his wife crazy after his retirement, Mr. Ali is persuaded to open a marriage bureau, and when his business becomes a success he decides to hire an assistant, Aruna, who, hiding a tragic past.
Mar 24, · The Marriage Bureau is a nonfiction book, written with light-hearted verve, about two women who decided to start a matchmaking service in London in The idea was proposed by one of the women's uncles, Uncle George/5. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama caught my eye as a possible light break. It was actually perfect for a fun comfort read about a culture that I love reading about. In the story Mr. Ali, a retired civil service worker, opens a matchmaking business on the veranda of his house in an attempt to keep himself busy and out of his Reviews:
The Marriage Bureau For Rich People by Farahad Zama Although Mr. Ali has been retired for some time, he has decided to start his own business to fill his free time. A marriage bureau seems just the thing in India, where many marriages are still arranged. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People Very well drawn characters, with wonderful dialogue. I found it difficult to stop listening to this audible recording, as I was fascinated with the evolutionary changes in customs, acceptable gender roles and the impact of the IT revolution on a society.
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Sep 30, · His first book The Marriage Bureau for Rich People won the Melissa Nathan Prize for best Comedy Romance Novel and was short-listed for Best Published Fiction at the Muslim Writers Awards.
Zama was short-listed for The marriage bureau for rich people book New Writer of the Year at the British Book Awards/5(). The Marriage Bureau for Rich People paints a slow-paced but engaging portrait of the lives of Mr.
Ali and his family, their assistant Aruna, and the clients who come to seek out their services. What I enjoyed most about this book was the access it offered into the exotic complexities of Indian culture/5. His first book The Marriage Bureau for Rich People won the Melissa Nathan Prize for best Comedy Romance Novel and was short-listed for Best Published Fiction at the Muslim Writers Awards.
Zama was short-listed for Best New Writer of the Year at the British Book Awards/5. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People is his first novel. He is delighted with its success – it was a Richard & Judy and Daily Mail book of the month, short listed for Best New Writer of the Year at the British Book Awards, Best Published Fiction at the Muslim Writers Awards.
Farahad works in the City and writes on his commute and at weekends. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People is his first novel. Farahad Zama was born in Vizag on the Eastern coast of India in After obtaining a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Engineering at Kharagpur, near Kolkata, /5.
If you enjoyed Alexander McCall's 'No1 Ladies Detective Agency' series, you will like "The Marriage Bureau for Rich People' by Farahad Zama. A fascinating look at arranged marriages. It is a similar type of genre, even though this story is set in contemporary India.
It is a little galling, from the feminist point of view, that modern day Indian films and books (Bride and Prejudice, A suitable boy, A marriage bureau for rich people), can still be inspired from a “historical” romance, wherein the only objective and occupation of people in above said dramas is matrimony.
About Farahad Zama. Farahad Zama is a British novelist. His first book The Marriage Bureau for Rich People won the Melissa Nathan Prize for best Comedy Romance Novel and was short-listed for Best Published Fiction at the Muslim Writers Awards.
His first book, The Marriage Bureau for Rich People, was a Richard and Judy Daily Mail selection and was shortlisted for Waterstone's First Novel at the National Book Awards and a Muslim Writers Award and it won the Melissa Nathan Award. Mr Ali is retired and is driving his wife crazy, so he affixes a sign to the garden gate: MARRIAGE BUREAU FOR RICH PEOPLE.
Working from his front porch he soon pays the penalty for success: people on the phone all the time and so much paperwork.5/5(5). Get this from a library. The marriage bureau for rich people. [Farahad Zama] -- What does somebody with a wealth of common sense do if retirement palls.
Why, open a marriage bureau of course. And soon Mr Ali, from beautiful Vizag, see his new business as the indomitable Mrs Ali. THE MARRIAGE BUREAU FOR RICH PEOPLE. GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe Enter Ali’s Marriage Bureau, boasting the “widest choice among Hindu, Muslim, Christian Brides/Grooms.” That is not true, but with a combination of common sense and clever grassroots marketing, Ali, a born people person, soon has a.
Find books like The Marriage Bureau for Rich People from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The Marriage Bureau for Ri. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama has been likened to both Alexander McCall and Jane Austen.
That's some combination, considering that this is an Indian novel. That's some combination, considering that this is an Indian novel. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People (), Biro Jodoh Khusus Kaum Elite (). This was a great palate refresher after.
Oct 24, · Books Music Art & design TV & radio Stage The Marriage Bureau for Rich People And so he decides to begin afresh and open a marriage bureau. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People (Book): Zama, Farahad: "When Mr. Ali retires, he thinks he will take it easy.
But soon his constant presence in the household starts to drive his wife crazy. She wants him out of her hair. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People presents a slice of life in India.
A retired gentlemen opens a marriage bureau. Through this context, the author presents an image of Indian life as it relates to family, politics, the caste system, the marriage and dowry system, and relationships/5(44).
The Marriage Bureau For Rich People () About book: This was a great palate refresher after "The Goldfinch" and "The Casual Vacancy." It is a sweet book about a gentleman who lives in a city on the eastern coast of southern India who, upon retiring from his job, decides to open a arranged marriage bureau.
The Marriage Bureau for Rich People (Hardcover) Published September 11th by Thorndike Press Large Print, Hardcover, pages.Get this from a library! The marriage bureau for rich people. [Farahad Zama] -- Charming and funny yet acutely observed, this is what Jane Austen might write if she set a story in a contemporary Indian marriage bureau.This book topped the list of ‘Page Turners to pick up in ’, published by Hindustan Times.
The article said ‘Set in an Indian Marriage bureau and billed as Jane Austen meets McCall Smith.