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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The thing about this book is that it’s painful for most part but with a promise that it definitely gets better in the end. Read the book and fill the rest of the part of the review. It is actually a sad story but with the hard face of reality. Janu’s husband is barely present for much of the book, the plot being dominated by his mother and the extended family that Janu has to live with and whom she can’t ever seem to please.

Its the fascinating story of the protagonist Janaki’s long journey traced through a happy childhood, an unexpected arranged match, a traumatic marriage ending in strife finally culminating with the finding of everlasting love in true fairytale fashion.

She leaves for Delhi to give a scholarship interview and chances to meet Arjun. Jul 25, Reshma Mohiyiddin rated jjaishree did not like it.

A pretty good book of a contemporary Indian writer. She gets married to Suresh from the socially respected Maraar family on her 18th birthday.

Women Existence in Jaishree Misra”s Ancient Promises

Buy the selected items together This item: Thumbs up for – the beautiful picture of Delhi JM has painted so much so that I cant wait to get there manner in which JM has effortlessly manipulated me to feel for Janu and read on even though every single turn in the plot was very much predictable for ending the story on a positive note and offering hope Thumbs down for – the characterization as I thought it was a little too one-dimensional. The author does a brilliant job in making us feel her pain and go through all the struggles that she goes through.


Sometimes it will feel like a book translated from Malayalam because it really shows the essence of Kerala lifestyle. Finally she flees to England to escape the loveless union—but at what price to herself and those she loves? Her in-laws and husband, who her parents have selected for her, “carefully”, ignores her very being and forces her to the background of the dignified Maraar family.

To some degree I wasn’t entirely wrong in thinking that but Proomises Misra has steered away from domestic violence, instead focusing on the just as toxic domestic indifference. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Janu returns to India, promising a soon return with Riya.

Beneathe all the complicated words we are introduced to lies a beautiful story of love, compassion and trust. See all free Kindle reading apps. The clarity is there for all to see.

Straight from the heart !! – ANCIENT PROMISES – JAISHREE MISRA Consumer Review –

No thanks, I’m better off solving my lifestyle issues myself. I felt it very interesting to read. The story of a strong willed woman! Nice thoughts there Ram.

Ancient Promises

Open Preview See a Problem? The rightful happiness and affection becomes a distant desire for Janu at Janu enters the typical, traditional matriarchal Maraar household. I personally felt AR had gone overboard attempting to give too much of a literary bent to what was a very routine common place fictional attempt. Heads I read, tails I skip Flip The coins lands Though it’s her debut work,a semi- autobiographical story, she could carry the reader with her heroine through out this book.

Add both to Cart. Thank you for rating this Product. Alert on more product reviews. Feb 15, Naina rated it it was amazing. Unwilling to hurt her parents, she agrees to the proposal and gets married to Suresh on her 18th birthday. Arjun was my favorite character along with Janu’s Ammuma, “She said ‘pha’ which was only reserved for stray dogs”: Still, Janu faces another crucial problem; Riya.


I especially loved those anecdotes on I picked this book up solely because it had been lying in my shelf for about 8 years and I needed to take a break from the usual genre I read which is Mythology.

But your writing was greater. A teenage romance, a loveless marriage, and a fortuitous reunion with the old love. Reflecting on that, I can see that an author of fiction would most likely have piled on the abuse with a heavier spoon, probably had the husband beating his wife, the mother-in-law making her scrub the floor like Cinderella, and her own mother and grandmother forcing her back to her in-laws.

You feel all of the characters, even the peripheral ones. So honest and frighteningly real. A book for the lion-hearted. They whisk her away to native Kerala and arrange for her to marry a groom ”handpicked by them” from the socially respected Maraar family. For being so bare to bones, that I cringed and wanted to be free too. I picked this book up solely because it had been lying in my ancieht for about 8 years and I needed to take a break from the usual genre I read which is Mythology.

That scene must hold true more or less for not only any Malayalee bride from Kerala but also to a vast majority of South Indian, mmisra not all Indian, brides.

Published October 14th by Penguin India first published Feb 21, Jagan George rated it did not like it.