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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The strength of the characters made this book an excellent read for me. When Anjali meets him, she is excited by the thought of marrying him and leading an exciting life of moving from place to place and having lots of parties to give and to go to. Rich in insight into Indian culture and psychology, “A Breath of Fresh Air resonates with meaning and the abiding power of love.

I didn’t overly like the last Amulya Malladi book I read A House for Happy Mothers because I found it too light and fluffy and didn’t think it handled the ethical issues of surrogacy well. On the night of December 3,when the leakage of methyl isocyanate from the American Union Carbide plant hit the unsuspecting, small city of Bhopal, India, it became a tragedy of monumental proportions. Now will probably be a good time to talk about how much I have come to love Goodreads.

Will definitely be reading amylya rest of the books by Malladi. Exit West Mohsin Hamid. The delay in his picking her up changes her life forever, when the catastrophic gas leak poisons the city. His lies save his military career even though everyone knows she was telling the truth. Young Anjali gets married to an army amuya Prakash who enters her life only to cover the dishonor of his affair with another married woman.

Their voices are clear and strong. However, when an author uses a real event from history, I think the purpose is to offer commentary and I didn’t feel like the author gave any other perspectives on how the tragedy affected people other than these few.


May 02, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: There was a problem adding your email address. Dec 14, Neela rated it it was ok Shelves: Anjali is left stranded on Bhopal railway station by her husband Prakash on the fateful night of Bhopal Gas leak. A Breath of Fresh Air. Once a superficial but dutiful wife, Anjali had been thrilled with the status her talented military officer husband provided her. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Will look for it in my library! Feb 23, Megan added it Shelves: Her best friend, Harjot, chooses a career first, and Indira, who is strong, and although would not choose divorce, will not be disrespected or taken for granted.

He remarries and has a nice upper middle class existence that differs greatly from the carefully frugal life Anjali and Sandeep live. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Do read The Sound of Language by Amulya. I could barely read the last pages through my tears as my healthy, beautiful children played alongside me. I loved Anjali and Sandeep, and while Prakesh’s sections weren’t as strong as Anjali’s or Sandeep’s, I still thought they fleshed out the story in thoughtful, necessary ways.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. On malaldi night of December 3,Anjali waits for her army officer husband to pick her up at the train station in Bhopal, India. How strange the notion of divorce was for Indian society in the 80s and the belief that a woman should suffer just to keep her marriage going. This saddens me, and can make me angry.

I have an issue in not being treated as an equal, and why am I not? Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Even Anjali, though strong in some ways, was very much greath victim.


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Read reviews that breatj breath of fresh fresh air amulya malladi train station gas tragedy gas leak union carbide bhopal gas son amar indian culture easy read even though bhopal india carbide factory gas explosion pick train set in india waiting for her husband lf gas main characters. As for, this book — I think you will like it too. All this is absorbing stuff, particularly Anjali’s struggles as a contemporary woman in India, though Malladi falters when she leaves Anjali’s narrative and takes up the voices of Prakash and Sandeep.

But the taxi never makes it more than a few miles breatb of the station. See all 54 reviews. Not heard of this writer. You are commenting using your Twitter account. That night in the poisonous city, changed her life in more ways than one, and as she later came to realize, in ways that would affect her lifelong.


I would recommend this book to amulta feeling needlessly sorry for themselves and in need of a reality check. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. A Breath of Fresh Air author Malladi was a schoolgirl, living in army barracks where her father was stationed a amuoya miles away from the Union Carbide factory. I would recommend this to all Indian Was a good read, though I didnot like it as much as Mango season by the same author.

Anjali, her ex-husband Prakash, and current husband Sandeep. Anjali is a heroine that we can relate to.

Do This book was astonishing. She divorces Prakash and sells her jewelry to put herself through school. However it can be tricky to read. The writing was dry and simple.