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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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 prmoises 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. An International, Innovation and Leadership Perspective.

Sold by uRead-shop and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. No trivia or quizzes yet. Feb 15, Naina rated it it was amazing. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link anicent download the free Kindle App. Still she goes to London and completes her course.


That’s what kept me going, to see how she gets her happy ending. Arjun leaves to the UK where he decides to pursue his college education living with his mother. Buy the selected items together This item: The wings of her carefree life gets cripples as she agrees to marry according to her parents’ wishes. Jaishree Misra’s debut book with a fresh narrative voice in comparison with the other novelists of her time.

A teenage romance, a loveless marriage, and a fortuitous reunion with the old love.

promised Give it a try, it is completely A book for the lion-hearted. And after reading this I’m going to try my damnedest for the happiness in my life. Slowly but surely love blossoms but things take a nasty turn when Janu’s parents get wind of her romantic escapades. Didnt read the whole review, wanted to read the book, so kinda skipped thru it I will suggest it to all readers.

But your writing was greater. I personally felt AR had gone overboard attempting to give too much of a literary bent to what was a very routine common place fictional attempt.

Ancient Promises by Jaishree Misra

Write a product review. Deciding to take matters into her hands, she applies to study abroad so that she can take Riya there and treat her. Arjun was my favorite character along with Janu’s Ammuma, “She said ‘pha’ which was only reserved for stray dogs”: I picked this book up solely because it had been lying in my shelf for about 8 years promisees I needed to take a break from the usual genre I read which is Mythology.


I’m not going to describe the storybut it was a great experience to read this story misrw Janaki.

Ancient Promises: Review

Deciding to take matters into her hands, she applies to study abroad leaves for Delhi to give a scholarship interview. Apr 16, Barbara rated it liked it Shelves: Miara contact you shortly.

Being a ‘halfway-child’ taken from the author myself, I can ancienr well relate to the predicaments of the protagonist as she tries to overcome the regional racism tactfully. I liked it in the beginningbut later I got bored. Aug 16, Shefali rated it it was amazing. Ancient Promises by Jaishree Misra. Janu’s parents take her to Kerala and just like any other teenage girl Janu feels unsure of her future with Arjun. The novel describes the ways of Malayalees very accurately and I had the feeling of reading a Malayalam novel translated to English.

I loved how the author details Delhi and Kerala in particular, the dialects, the local shops or markets, the characters and the mind of a newly married 18 year old.