Though fiction set in India has recently broadened our view of its culture, only Bharati Mukherjee’s Desirable Daughters has addressed the. Summary and reviews of A Breath of Fresh Air by Amulya Malladi, plus links to a book excerpt from A Breath of Fresh Air and author biography of Amulya. A Breath of Fresh Air by Amulya Malladi – book cover, description, publication history.

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The story takes place in India. I would recommend this to all Indian Was a good read, though I didnot like it as much as Mango season by the same author.

The story really starts when, over a decade later, Anjali runs into Prakash again. Mar 26, Rehan Abd Jamil rated it it was amazing. Makes me thank every feminist who fought for women’s rights every time I read quotes from Anju’s mom about her sexual responsibilities to her husband! But I will fo this book though.

Jun 18, Histteach24 rated it it was amazing. The best part of Malladi’s writing is how she shows how people are really complicated. Her marriage does not. Even though horrific things mxlladi happened, it’s still not really true that you can sum any person up as “good” or “bad” so easily. Should check it out.


So, what do you think? Now mallaxi probably be a good time to talk about how much I have come to love Goodreads. Be the first to ask a question about A Breath of Fresh Air. In an instant, her world changes forever. Prakash is sleeping happily after spending time with his mistress and forgets to pick her up.

Seems a interesting read with so many underlying emotions n feelings! Anjali works hard and comes home to work harder still and cook and take care of her son. Suddenly the air sir unbreathable, and Anjali almost dies in one of the worst industrial accidents of the 20th century. I knew that it’s A thin book of only pages, this is my first Amulya Malladi novel, and I enjoyed it. Anjali’s heartache leapt off the page.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? But the taxi never makes it more than a few miles out of the station. They also have to take in Sandeep’s unhappy widowed sister who had beggared him to get a husband who was a banker only to end up a widow with no means.


Anjali begins her new life and continues to show herself as a woman who is independent and has strength. Books of the Week. Get to Know Us. In this backdrop, lives are changed and broken and mended.

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View Full Version of PW. Pity I took such a long time to get on it! Customers who bought this item also bought. A smart, successful schoolteacher, Anjali is now remarried to Sandeep, a loving and stable professor.


Because I’m a female. The assassination of Indira Gandhi by the Sikhs is also mentioned in the narrative.

Review “[Malladi] catches the reader unaware with the depth of her insight into love and loss. Her marriage does not.

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