Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises, a sensitive account of a girl’s efforts to find her destination in life, is full of keen psychological observations. Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises: A Story of Love and Family. Loyalty. Talluri Mathew Bhaskar. Lecturer in English. ABSTRACT: Fiction writing has become a. Jaishree Misra’s (JM) Ancient Promises is the story of an affectionate and dutiful daughter, a compassionate but guilty lover, a restless and miserable wi.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Books have been a source of knowledge for many centuries. Keep writing Chao Rekha. I dont think jaizhree is useful since ,the concept is not true in now a days and do not add any value By: The plight of Janaki is portrayed in a touching way.

Aug 26, Raakhee Venugopal rated it really liked it. The music was great, thanks to my choices of my brain’s tunes. She, like anyone else, is sear A page-turner, this first book by Jaishree Mishra kept me hooked for a week of my commute time.

Ancient Promises: Review

Nice thoughts there Ram. Years roll by and Janu expects that a birth of the child, will bring a change in everyone’s life. You have been loggedin via facebook.

For being so bare to bones, that I cringed and wanted to be free too. Being a ‘halfway-child’ taken from the author myself, I can very well relate to the predicaments of the protagonist as she tries to overcome the regional racism tactfully. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Jul 25, Anvient Mohiyiddin rated it did not like it.


Can a teenage promisses – first love last forever? It is about why we love and lose, sometimes seeming to have little control over our destinies. Refresh and try again.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Many irrational and unjust customs still exist in this southern land situated in India’s south. The Maraar family detests the Delhi background jaisjree Janu and encourage Suresh to be aloof or uncaring to her feelings. Her promkses hope for happiness gets punched when, she delivers a mentally challenged baby girl, Riya. Does true love exist? She meets the least expected and much loved person there, Arjun!

That this was a fantastic review would be an understatement. A fab review though the book looks too predictable for my liking N i heard ”Accidents.

Women Existence In Jaishree Misra”s Ancient Promises

Sometimes it will feel like a book translated from Malayalam because it really shows the essence of Kerala lifestyle. Sends a strong message that a woman has the freedom to love and marry any man she wants, be respected and she shouldn’t think about what the society will say as we are responsible for our lives.

She, like anyone else, is searching for her happiness in a society sold on show with no place for the soul.

Read the book and fill the rest of the part of the review. Finally she flees to England to escape the loveless union—but at what price to herself and those she loves?

Straight from the heart!! Thumbs up for – the beautiful picture of Delhi JM has painted so much so that I cant wait to get there manner in which JM has effortlessly manipulated me to feel for Janu and read on even though every single turn in the plot was very much predictable for ending the story on a positive note and offering hope Thumbs down for – the characterization as I thought it was a little too one-dimensional.


If the book shelves of Indian libraries were organised by theme, it’s fair to say that the section for ‘books about unhappy arranged marriages’ would need many kilometers of shelving. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. The author lavishly uses Malayalam words all through the novel. Thank you for sharing the requirements with us.

Straight from the heart !! – ANCIENT PROMISES – JAISHREE MISRA Consumer Review –

Instead there are things the family do to her – more subtle, more conniving – that are all the more powerful for being contrasted with their indifference.

The author beautifully takes the reader through different emotions and thoughts Sep 16, Rubeena rated it it was ok. That is how I would love to describe Ancient Promises. Your Mobile has been activated successfully. Jaishree Mishra confesses this to be part-autobiographical.