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Nai Duniya does a feature on Hitched

And so, I make my appearance in Hindi media.   

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Interview with Rediff.com – A suitable girl: How young India perceives arranged marriages

(A shorter version of this appeared here.) There is, as far as I know, no book of the kind written on the topic. With no precedent, what was it like approaching the subject? Well, it was lovely, because I didn’t

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Interview with The National, UAE: The modern take on marrying a stranger: arranged marriages in the 21st century

(A shorter version of this interview was published here.) What were some of the big surprises for you from your research and interviews? The biggest surprise for me was how willing people were to share their personal stories. I felt

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Beyond pesky in-laws and other nuptial stereotypes (Review in The Sunday Guardian)

(Reproduced from the original.) There's a bit in Nandini Krishnan's book Hitched, a series of tell-all essays on the arranged marriage circuit that sums up India's attitude to marriage perfectly. In a chapter where brides reveal what to expect at

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Women’s literature through many lenses at Stella Maris seminar

(Originally published in The Hindu Business Line, reproduced from http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/on-campus/womens-literature-through-many-lenses-at-stella-maris-seminar/article5422034.ece)     As public discourse and media debate continue to engender discussions on the skewed gender dynamic in India, the Department of English at Stella Maris College organised a national seminar

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Hitching an Arranged Ride: Review

Novelist Amandeep Sandhu’s, whose latest book Roll of Honour has been short listed for The Hindu Prize 2013, reviews Hitched in The New Indian Express.   With her interviews-based non-fiction Hitched, Nandini Krishnan steps into what is perhaps India’s foremost sunshine industry: the arranged marriages.

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Time Out Delhi reviews Hitched

(Original post appeared here: http://www.timeoutdelhi.net/books/reviews/book-review-hitched-modern-woman-and-arranged-marriage) Book Review: Hitched: The Modern Woman and Arranged Marriage     An earnest study to understand the modern, well-educated women’s attitude towards arranged marriage           What would you do if your family

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Shruthi Padmanabhan’s review of Hitched

(Reproduced from here: http://shhpadywriting.blogspot.in/2013/11/in-which-book-is-reviewed.html) In which a book is reviewed   [[Uh, what? Two more followers? That's all kinds of awesome! Yay! And, welcome. And now, onto business  ]]   I'm in a book reviewing spree.   Why?   I have

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Interview with Femina

(Published in Femina, November 13, 2013 issue)   Tell us a little about yourself, your work and educational background. I grew up in Madras, as it was then called. I studied English Literature, and then worked part-time as an English

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Navigating the marriage minefield: Interview with The Ladies Finger

(A shorter version of this appeared in The Ladies Finger. This interview was done by Shruthi Padmanabhan, whose awesome blog can be found here.) Take us through the process of how you found the women to be featured in this

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