(Un)arranged Marriage has ratings and 97 reviews. Kirsty said: This is the first book I’ve read for pleasure since I completed my 3rd year at univers. The young-adult novel (Un)Arranged Marriage is the first novel by the British- Indian author Bali Rai (born in Leicester, England). Buy (Un)arranged Marriage UK ed. by Bali Rai (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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His relationship to his parents is disturbed because Manjit does not want to live the life his parents planned for him. The book is about an Indian boy, called Manny, who lives with his Indian family in Leicester, England. I am totally convinced about that the author could have done more. I think the book was really good. Even the ending was a totally disaster on such a good story.

Waiting to take me to Derby, to a wedding–my wedding.

Manjit has no intention of getting married until he is ready, and to a girl of his choice but he is being badly bullied unsrranged his brothers and his father, his mother is an expert in the art martiage emotional blackmail, he seems to have no one, or where to turn to and the thought of getting married weights heavy on his mind, he stops concentrating at school and starts to get into bad ways, which obviously then gives his family more ammunition to get him married off.

There are several parallels between the author, Bali Rai, and the protagonist of Un arranged MarriageManny.

Bokrecension: (un) arranged marriage av Bali Rai

In addition it is not just the wedding day but also his 17th birthday. Marriage further you ra into the book the more you want to read. When he arrives back he realizes that his family left him alone in India hoping he will change his rebellious behaviour here.


I feel that Manny believed himself to cool for like anyone. He likes to play soccer and during his spare time he does shop lifting with Manny. Manjit lives in LeicesterEngland with his two brothers Harry Bilhar and Ranjit, his father and his mother. Both have Punjabi friends, so they don’t speak English very well. Some critics consider the novel being classified as young adult novel and its easy, colloquial writing style makes it accessible.

The second part mainly deals with the arranged marriage of Manjit. When I had read the book it changed my opinion for them who is really into their religion, the book showed that the religion and traditions is actually really important for some people and you need to respect that.

More books like this. Together with Ady Manny works on a plan to avoid his wedding and to take revenge on his family. But on the other hand marriagw might argue that the use of different accents throughout the novel gets annoying, especially when they are used for no apparent reasons and critics think that the writing is not the memorable about the novel.

To his family he has no contact anymore. Imagine that Gollum would not have showed up when Frodo is going to throw the ring into the fire. unarrangfd

He went on to graduate from Southbank University in London with a 2: Manny and his friend, Adrian, devise a plan to trick his parents into thinking that he has changed his mind about the arranged marriage.

Although the main character does not want an arranged marriage for him; there are other characters who are satisfied with this way of life.

He grew up in a deprived area of Leicester, a city which is almost unique in terms of cultural mix and his style of writing is firmly grounded in the reality that he has seen around him since he was a child. He thinks he is getting somewhere when the whole family go on holiday to their family village in the Punjab and assure him that there is no trickery or ulterior motive, he starts to relax and enjoy a holiday meeting different relatives, but is this really just a holiday? Jul 15, Alice rated it really liked it Shelves: Great book can’t stop reading!


Bokrecension: (un) arranged marriage av Bali Rai

Here are the instructions of how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Dec 02, Jenniesven rated it liked it. And in the long run himself.

I would recommend it to someone looking for something easy and at the same time thought-provoking to read! I understand Lisa is off abroad or something, uanrranged still. I don’t think I’d read it again if I realized more of what it was like I know very little about Punjabi culture but this book was so easy to get into and a real pleasure to read.

Back home from India Manny starts to work in a supermarket to earn some money and to spend his time away from his family.

He’s taking up the Punjabi culture and how it’s to be a Punjabi man and a different kind of view about unarranged or arranged married when you are a boy. He came to India to visit his family. Bali Rai has been writing short stories and poetry since the age of eight.

Inderjit tells Manny where Jag can get them. Set partly in the UK and partly in the Punjab region of India, this is a fresh, narriage perceptive and totally up-to-the minute ral at one young man’s fight to free himself from family expectations and to be himself, free to dance to his own tune.