(Un)arranged Marriage by Bali Rai – book cover, description, publication history. The young-adult novel (Un)Arranged Marriage is the first novel by the British- Indian author Bali Rai (born in Leicester, England). (Un)arranged Marriage has ratings and 95 reviews. Kirsty said: This is the first book I’ve read for pleasure since I completed my 3rd year at univers.

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(un)arranged marriage

Much to the disapproval of his parents, Baljit is mad on football and when he is invited to trials at Leicester City, he has to lie about his whereabouts. City of Ghosts Author: His Uncle Jag, who disagrees with arranged marriage, agrees to help him leave the country.

Dec 03, Erik Larsson rated it liked it. His mother is a remote figure who appears only to ask what he wants to eat or to cry hysterically at his disobedience.

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Manjit has no intention of getting married until he is ready, and to a girl of his choice but he is being badly bullied by his brothers and his father, his mother is an expert in the art of em I really liked this book I found it quite an unusual twist on the general picture we have in the west of girls being forced into an arranged marriage. His best friend Adrian, called Ady, helps Bwli to forget about the family issues and his situation, but sometimes he gets them both into trouble.

His “cheat” was very, very cruel.


May 13, Fanny Svensson added it. When I had read the book it changed my opinion for them who is really into their unarrznged, the book showed that unartanged religion and traditions is actually really important for some people and you need to respect that. The cliffhanger is, what will Manny do? Leicester, England Punjab India. Great book can’t rau reading!

His father is a violent, alcoholic and racist person and a strict Punjabi as well. May 07, Lukrezia Cosimo rated it liked it Shelves: It wasn’t booring like you didn’t want to go on and keep reading. A moving story of alienation and identity, Un arranged Marriage follows teenager Manny as he struggles to maintain his links to his family and live his own life.

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I’m not getting married. The specific details painted such a vivid picture and made your imagination go wild. Because of the bad ending, the book gets 3 of 5 stars. He’s just an ordinary teenage guy who plays football, hanging around with his friends and go to school. Ich gebe es auf. When I had read the book it changed my opinion for them who is really into their religion, the book mardiage that the religion and traditions is actually really impo un arranged marriage is really a fun and interesting book, it has everything from happiness to sadness, tragedy to humorous.

She lives together with her parents and understands Manny’s problems at home and offers him to stay at her house. Since he wants to be rather British than Indian, he is the black sheep of the family. If more context and explanation was added this would have been wonderful. The culture that Manny inherited is completely eclipsed as he embraces the Western culture he finds everywhere outside his marrriage and which offers him the choices he desperately wants.


Due to his different attitude towards arranged marriages he decides to help Manny to flee the country which he can accomplish due to his wealth.

When you are reading the boo Un arranged marriage is a great book created by Bali Rai. May 18, Carol Leach rated it liked it. Presumably silence makes a good Punjabi wife, as we hardly hear from any of the women besides Manny’s sister-in-law Jas.

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However, still an enjoyable read and was happy to see Manny ultimately accepted more balk for his decisions, even if in hindsight — his choice for independence was positive but he lacked senstivity for some of the innocent future inlaws, etc. Interesting and easy novel to read.

He’s taking up the Punjabi culture and how it’s to be a Punjabi man and a different kind of view about unarranged or arranged married when you are a boy.

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Therefore, they try to change him to become a real Punjabi man. A lot of kids born in a western country with foreign parents experience these kinds of problems.