Though fiction set in India has recently broadened our view of its culture, only Bharati Mukherjee’s Desirable Daughters has addressed the. Summary and reviews of A Breath of Fresh Air by Amulya Malladi, plus links to a book excerpt from A Breath of Fresh Air and author biography of Amulya. A Breath of Fresh Air by Amulya Malladi – book cover, description, publication history.

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I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never heard of the Bhopal Disaster prior to reading this book. This was a quick read.

A book that had me crying. Click here to learn more about this month’s sponsor! Fabulous story about a horrible tragedy.

Life as a divorced woman is not easy. Even when you think you can peg someone as the ‘villain’ and you have them figured out, she gives you a view of them from a different perspective and you see no o Fantastic book. With the help of her feminist friend Harjot, she completes her higher studies and gets employed as a school teacher.


See and discover other items: Aug 26, Jessie rated it really liked it. The best part of Malladi’s writing is how she shows how people are really complicated. Jan 09, Claire S rated it it was amazing Shelves: In a landscape as intriguing as it is unfamiliar, Anjali’s struggles to reconcile the roles of wife and ex-wife, working woman and mother, illuminate both the fascinating duality of the modern Indian woman and the difficult choices all women must make.

In an instant, her world changes forever. The writing was dry and simple. Will z recommend to anyone looking for books by Indian aut A very interesting book that had me hooked.


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This was a maloadi Oh xir ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. A House for Happy Mothers: I take my hat off to her for touching lightly without exploiting the event. But I will skip this book though.

As a non-Indian, it gave breafh glimpse into some aspects of that culture, which always helps to ma,ladi understanding in our own relationships with people from other cultural backgrounds. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I just find it difficult to accept that they accept this as the norm, because I feel women aren’t and shouldn’t be treated as second class citizens, wives shouldn’t blindly follow their husbands just because he says so.

Notify me of new comments via email. As events unfold, feelings she had guarded like gold begin to leak away from her, spreading out into the world and challenging her once firm beliefs. Anjali works hard and comes home to work harder still and cook and take care of her son. She is severely injured. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The cultural taboo of divorce for the middle class has her own family turning against her when her husband lies to them about his affair.

Q can connect with Amulya on Facebook or on my website at www. I’d had no idea that the Bhopal tragedy caused birth defects afterward, it’s all so despicable and tragic. Books of the Week. In real life, Malladi never witnessed the devastation firsthand, but in the book she places Anjali near the scene.

But after trying to naively make her marriage work, Anjali is pushed to think about her own life amupya when her first husband forgets to pick her up at the train station the night of a gas attack.


Apart from the Bhopal gas tragedy, as the media termed it, the country was torn by the Hindu-Sikh riots that occurred after then-prime minister Indhira Gandhi was assassinated by her two personal bodyguards, both Maalladi.

Though you can see that this is changing for them too, it isn’t so much the norm as it once was. The treatment lasts for three years, which means once every year for three years you must do this same ritual again. On the night of December 3,Anjali waits for her army officer husband to pick her up at the train station in Bhopal, India.

A Breath of Fresh Air — book review

The central plot concerns Prakash had forgotten to pick up Anjali in the railway station to take her home which was the night of the Bhopal gas tragedy December 3, – the gas explosion from the Union Carbide factory. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Until the day, Prakash, her ex-husband re-enters her life. A Breath of Fresh Air is a fast, involving read about Anjali, her ex-husband, husband, and son. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Prakash, the husband who is the reason her son is so very ill, Prakash who married her for all the wrong reasons, does that Prakash still have a place in her heart?