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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No trivia or quizzes yet. I picked it up based on recommendations on Goodreads. Malladi’s other books a try in the near future. All in all, I liked it, and will give some of Ms. Emotions, insecurities, expectations and even our cultural baggage which moderates the way people think and behave is brought out really well. Having a glimpse into the life of woman in India as she enters an arranged marriage which is loveless or the fear of a mother who might have to live with a son and daughter-in-law who hates her are extremely interesting.

Though you can see that this is changing for them too, it isn’t so much the norm as it once was.

The story starts with the Bhopal gas disaster in Do give this a shot, TGND. It’s a stirring story that I relate every time plant safety issues come up. There are no big turns or twists in the plot An emotionally charged story! Too nice of a man to exist in reality. This amulta the last book by Amulya Malladi I read, and she doesn’t disappoint.

He remarries and has a nice upper middle class existence that differs greatly from the carefully frugal life Anjali and Sandeep live. The title is especially relevant too- through mallladi the story, even at the very end.

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Too heart-wrenching for amulyx taste. It wasn’t a happy ending, but a perfect ending because someone gets their last request granted, and you are going to have some tears about it too.


Click here to learn more about this month’s sponsor! People are slowly believing that women can be treated as equals as Anjali’s husband is just one such wonderful man who believes in his wife. Anjali questions her decision to view spoiler [divorce when her ex-husband resurfaces. Years later there lives intertwine again. Told in alternating first-person sections narrated by Anjali, Sandeep, and Prakash, the novel jumps back and forth in both time and perspective, but the story it weaves is still tight and focused, the emotional strands varied but rich in the complete picture they create.

I would recommend it to anyone. How she makes peace with herself and with her parents who have never approved of either her divorce or her second husband, how she reconciles her dual roles as a working mother and wife and how a single event changes thousands of people forever are the themes explored in this book.

A Breath of Fresh Air by Amulya Malladi

Mlladipages. It does not bother her that she has so little material things, because she is a strong woman. Something was wrong, my mind screamed wildly as I, along with the others, tried to seek a reason for the tainted air we were breathing.

The road hadsturned into a giant parking lot. I especially enjoy how the author has entwined real stories such as the tresh leak and the assassination of Indira Ghandi into the fiction of the story. Anjali’s struggle to deal with everything life has thrown at her when Prakash keeps interfering in her life and causing her more grief is moving frseh easy to relate to. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

And do let me know how you find it: Their lives would be nearly perfect, if not for their young son’s declining health. Both Anjali and her son Amar will suffer the consequences of Prakash’s irresponsibility act.


It goes from one narrator to the next every other chapter and it can get confusing from time to time of who is speaking. The end of Empire, Partition, the death mallaxi Indira Gandhi and the rioting that followed crop up – as they should – again and again in novels but the one ‘BIG’ event that I’ve not previously seen used except in the absolutely outstanding ‘Five Past Midnight in Bhopal’ by Dominique Lapierre and Javier Moro is the Union Carbide disaster of You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Married after her studies finished to an army officer, Prakesh, she could have had a gilded life of parties, jewellery and rich saris but instead she divorced Prakesh – for reasons you’ll find out half way through the book – after getting caught up in the Bhopal isocyanate cloud that gave her breathing problems.

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Books by Amulya Malladi. A Breath of Fresh Air is a fast, involving read about Anjali, her ex-husband, husband, and son.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. After the Bhopal accident, she does the unthinkable for a woman of her culture and gets a divorce. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I was bawling like a baby!

She and her second husband, Sandeep, are doing their best to take care of their twelve-year-old son who is dying of birth defects caused by the Bhopal disaster. From the Hardcover edition. Rich in insight into Indian culture and psychology, A Breath of Fresh Air resonates with meaning and the abiding power of love. I would certainly read more by this author. Her husband Sandeep is another character you start feeling for.

Prakash – The character I loathed. I felt he was forgiven easily.