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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Once I did realise, the absence of mobile phones, internet and other 21st century communication methods suddenly jumped out at me. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Words bound in promises. Before I got a copy of this book around three years before, I had well acquainted with the personal life of the author, Jaishree Misra.

A few years roll by and the family is still indifferent to Janu who now feels unaccepted and miserable. The ingenuineness of this review appears doubtful.

Women Existence In Jaishree Misra”s Ancient Promises

The thing about this book is that it’s painful for most part but with a promise that it definitely gets better in the end. Deciding to take matters into her hands, she applies to study abroad leaves for Delhi to give a scholarship interview. Deciding to take matters into her hands, she applies to study abroad so that she can take Riya there and treat her. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I respect Jaishree Misra for not giving into that temptation.


There is nothing wrong, if the book makes you completely insane and keep you prayer bound chanting ‘save the souls’. Loved your style of writing and clarity of thoughts.

Ancient Promises by Jaishree Misra

This paper analyses how Janaki, a woman molded according to the dictates of Manusmrithi emerges as a new empowered ancietn who controls her destiny. Of course, the author also makes the point that any work of fiction will also carry its share of imagination. Appreciate the courage of the author to put out to the world her life so boldly.

One person found this helpful. Yes, there is another theme of love and marriage which I have no experience of that the author skilfully portrays and Riya, who is also subjected to the scorn of society, disguised as sympathy. I’m sure u will appreciate the book too!

Get to Know Us. Of course, Janu, the protagonist is the narrator and this is her story. However, I was left disappointed on hearing in the authors note that the story is semi-autobiographical or to be put better, a thinly veiled fictional account of her own life.

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I begin to dread this author, like Khaled Hosseini. She, like anyone else, is searching for pomises happiness in a society sold on show with no place for the soul. 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.

Ancient Promises: Review

Loved to read the revu. Janu is forced to leave for England without her daughter. Janu enters the typical, traditional matriarchal Maraar household where everyone is fighting for affections and acceptance.


Loved your style of writing.

Ancient Promises – Jaishree Misra. I had not realised the book was set so much earlier than I’d assumed. Chronicle of A Death Foretold. Sep 16, Rubeena rated it it was ok. Thinking of penning my next review on it The moving story o Young and vulnerable, Janu gave up Arjun, her first love, to enter into anciient arranged marriage.

However they realize that their life will be incomplete without Riya.

Women Existence in Jaishree Misra”s Ancient Promises

Jane Austen succeeded in bringing irony in her novels, through interesting and poignant observations, which were most often witty as well. You have already subscribed. A neatly penned down narrative, about the so called traditions, family loyalty, and the sufferings of a newly married girl, that too at an younger age.

She meets the least expected and much loved person there, Arjun! Ancient Promises is the story of Janaki Janu a strong willed but, dutiful woman who dare to challenge the set norms to find the true happiness in a rightful manner. Men women struggle existence and love life. Determined to secure a place for herself and Riya, Janu pursues her education and raises Riya without any help.

Would prefer to see this one as a movie, though