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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One of these items is dispatched sooner than the other. Return to Book Page. Janu’s recounting of her arrival at her marital home on the day of her marriage, on her 18th birthday, is brilliant.

She meets the least expected and much loved person there, Arjun! Feb 23, Deepthi Terenz rated it really liked it. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. A good simple novel, which touches the crevices of kerala in a way like noone touched before. She then added promisws few more diplomas in Special Needs caring for the Mentally challenged and Broadcast Journalism.

Feb 21, Jagan George rated it did not like it. Young and vulnerable, Janu gave up Arjun, her first love, to enter into an arranged marriage. All her efforts to endear herself to the family of her husband, which includes even begetting a child who is supposed to bridge the gap between herself and her new family, are in vain. Customers who bought this item also bought.


Books by Jaishree Misra. One person found this helpful. Ancient Promises by Jaishree Misra. Janu promises to file for divorce to end the miserable marriage, flee with Riya to England and restart a new life with Arjun.

Their friendship slowly blooms into romance and eventually take a nasty turn when Janu”s parents get wind of her romantic escapades. Showing of 14 reviews. Sounded like Pinjar initially but only got better and better as I went along Thus her return to Kerala is at the risk of losing even the only other happiness of her life, that is, Arjun.

Janu plans to visit her old school friend Leena during the break between interview and the results. The story is too real to our life and Janu is human, approachable and her problems are real and vivid that is so hard to solve.

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Sometimes it will feel like a book translated from Malayalam because it really shows the essence of Kerala lifestyle. Has anyone read the translation of this book “Janmanthara Vagdanangal” by Priya A. This book really shows the frustrations of a modern girl who got trapped into a marriage with a guy who hardly cares for her. There is a hole in her soul which only her daughter can fill. We’ll contact you shortly.

Years roll by and Janu expects that a promiees of the child, will bring a jzishree in everyone’s life. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are acient to receive all cookies on Boldsky website. This is definitely worth reading. Nevertheless, its very well written and full marks for that.

In this case, you have given away the climax as well. Write a product review. Back in Kerala, things suddenly turn out in her favour, she gets the divorce, Riya is returned promies her, and she is ready to start a new life with Arjun.


A book for the ,isra. Apr 07, Sreekumar rated it it was amazing. It’s all too real, all too terrible, and all proomises worrisome for after reading the book, you’ll be forced to ponder upon how society hasn’t changed in all these centuries of advancement and how women are still subjugated by the patriarchal norms of society.

Didnt read the whole promiises, wanted to read the book, so kinda skipped thru it Her sole hope for happiness gets punched when, she delivers a mentally challenged baby girl, Riya. Hope you and your Riya are fine there. Chronicle of A Death Foretold. In love with Indian authors these days!! Upload Photos Upload photo files with. Get to Know Us. Anyways tc and keep smiling Salma. A few years roll by and the family is still indifferent to Janu who now feels unaccepted and miserable.

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To ask other readers questions about Ancient Promisesplease sign up. The author lavishly uses Malayalam words all through the novel. Men women struggle existence and love life. The ingenuineness of this review appears doubtful.

That sounds like a good book. Open Preview See a Problem? Destiny had a unique treasure in store for Janu after all these miseries. A pretty good book of a contemporary Indian writer.

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