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by V.V. GANESHANANTHAN
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Contemporary
  • Author:
    V.V. GANESHANANTHAN
  • ISBN:
    0297853171
  • ISBN13:
    978-0297853176
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  • Publisher:
    WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON; First Edition edition (2008)
  • Pages:
    240 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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Love Marriage (2008) is the debut novel by author . Ganeshananthan set in Sri Lanka and North America

Love Marriage (2008) is the debut novel by author . Ganeshananthan set in Sri Lanka and North America. Published by Random House in April 2008, Love Marriage was named one of the Washington Post Book World's Best of 2008 and appeared on the longlist for the Orange Prize. It was also selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick. Ganeshananthan began the novel as part of her senior thesis at Harvard University under the direction of Jamaica Kincaid.

Love Marriage is a book that deals very little with love marriage but on the under current of love trickling through any relationship. Ganeshananthan is an effective story-teller. I found the individual family vignettes enlightening, sometimes humorous and other times profoundly moving. The author uses tamil words judiciously and translates almost immediately. Her characters are well-fleshed out and sympathetic.

V. V. Ganeshananthan has given us a riveting picture of the intersections of love and war that shape us all. A debut of incredible passion and wisdom. Rebecca Johns, author of Icebergs. At its best and simplest, Ganeshananthan can be profoundly moving. She captures the pain of exile poignantly. -The San Francisco Chronicle Ganeshananthan has created a slow-burning and beautifully written debut in Love Marriage.

In this globe-scattered Sri Lankan family, we speak of only two kinds of marriage.

Love marriage : a novel. by. Ganeshananthan, V. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Sri Lankan Americans, Families, Intergenerational relations, Tamil (Indic people). New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks. Uploaded by AliciaDA on March 25, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

Praise for Love Marriage A beautiful first novel. Ganeshananthan: It took me a long time to understand anything about the origins of the conflict

Praise for Love Marriage A beautiful first novel. This intricately woven tale, with its universal themes of love and estrangement, presents an exciting new voice in American literature. Ganeshananthan: It took me a long time to understand anything about the origins of the conflict. I think that when you’re a kid and your parents tell you a certain set of stories, and parts of those stories are true and maybe also parts of those stories are colored by their perspectives a little–which isn’t to say what my parents told me wasn’t true–but it wasn’t exactly the only truth there was.

Through Yalini, Ganeshananthan introduces us to her extended family with the village at its centre, and its . Yalini wants to unravel the wounded family's history through its unions

Through Yalini, Ganeshananthan introduces us to her extended family with the village at its centre, and its fraying with the onset of violence. The ailing uncle is memorable: Yalini has many reasons to be angry with him, not due to the battlefield violence, but because of emotional scars left behind. Yalini wants to unravel the wounded family's history through its unions.

In this globe-scattered Sri Lankan family, we speak only of two kinds of marriage. Lyrical and innovative, V. Ganeshananthan’s novel brilliantly unfolds how a new generation of war both forms and fractures families. The first is the Arranged Marriage. The second is the Love Marriage. In reality, there is a whole spectrum in between, but most of us spend years running away from the first towards the second. Download an excerpt from Random House.

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Purebinder
I reread this work in a later context of the end of the tiger saga and the travails of the Tamizh ...the silence in her stories are stunning.Few of the reviewers have questioned the love in the marriages portrayed in the book ....it exists in the quiet silence. Tamizh culture is hard to fathom ... communication thrives in the silent part. Fortitude is a virtue in that terrain and Vasugi does a great job. Again, i beseech Ms. Ganesanathan to write and write more and now maybe the ugly aspects of the bleak and violent world have ceased to exist amongst those that lived or were connected by blood to their kin in Ariyalur, Valvetithurai, Jaffna, Nandikadal and the other towns with lush a backdrop.

Vasugi's narrative style is almost like living in areas riddled with insurgency. Most often you are existing contended lulled by the absolute silence, some times you hear the occasional sounds of a battle somewhere but not too concerned and then there are those occasional blinding flashes and the skull piercing sounds that rattle every fiber of your being. A beautiful book that takes you through the multi generational stories of lives lived. Love Marriage is a book that deals very little with love marriage but on the under current of love trickling through any relationship. The author uses tamil words judiciously and translates almost immediately. A beautiful book to read and maybe even own.
Pumpit
Having lived almost two decades in the Jaffna Peninsula of Sri Lanka, I wa very pleased to find the novel a very accurate statement of the background of the current conflict between the LTTE(Tigers) and the government. It was probably a wise decision to make the narrator, Yalini--whose name refers to the Yal, the harp symbol of Jaffna--not the center
of attention. Her parents, who met and married in the USA, are the
characters who have experienced the brunt of the Tamil problem in Sri Lanka. She introduces the problem of support for or reaction against
the LTTE with a brother of her mother, who from Jaffna threatened
Yalini's father, a doctor, who dared to become engaged to her mother,
without the benefit of the traditional go-betweens. This situation is
relieved when the brother, well-placed in the LTTE and who is dying of cancer, is released from the organization to go to Canada for medical help from his once maligned
brother-in-law. He also brings with him his own daughter, a convinced Tiger, to give in marriage to a man who has been organizing support for the LTTE in Canada. Without making her book an apology for either the pro or the con case, the author presents the problem as it affects her characters' lives.
It is a well-written novel and an amazing achievment in evenhandedness.
Dr. Bob
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I read this book nearly six years ago and have had a great deal of difficulty getting a handle on the overarching theme. I will admit that, if nothing else, it educated me about the political unrest in Sri Lanka that has been ongoing for over thirty years. A fact most Westerners seem to be blissfully unaware of. I was able to learn more about the Tamil Tigers, the militant Sri Lankan rebel group, about whom I had only minimal knowledge based on my familiarity with the Sri Lankan hip-hop artist M.I.A.

Basically, it's the story of Yalini, the American-born daughter of Sri Lankan immigrants (who are the "love marriage" couple of the book's title). When her dying uncle, a Tamil Tiger rebel, comes to Toronto to live out his final days, she takes time off school to help care for him. Through conversations with him, his militant daughter Jenani, as well as her parents, she learns the history of her family and their war-torn nation.

The family stories are told as short vignettes, almost like fables. Through these tales Yalini sees that there are many different types of unions, not merely a "Love Marriage" or an "Arranged Marriage." There is the Outside Marriage, the Cousin Marriage, the Self-Arranged Marriage, the Marriage without Consent, Marriage under Pressure and Marrying the Enemy. Both Yalini and the reader begin to understand that, in life, things are never merely one thing or another. There are many shades of grey in between. While reading of these various unions, I couldn't help but wonder if the author wasn't trying to comprehend the seemingly irreconcilable relationship between the Tamils and Sinhalese (who control the government and its oppressive regime).

Ganeshananthan is an effective story-teller. I found the individual family vignettes enlightening, sometimes humorous and other times profoundly moving. Her characters are well-fleshed out and sympathetic. But most importantly, she demonstrates that life is complex and there's more than one side to every story; one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

It just depends on your point of view.