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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Aug 23, Amanda rated it really liked it Recommended to Amanda by: Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Will definitely recommend to anyone looking for books by Indian authors. I read another of Amulya Malladi’s books, “House of Happy Mothers,” which I didn’t like and quit reading before it ended.

Also by Amulya Malladi: Email required Address never made public. As an engineer, I was drilled in plant safety: Jul 27, Poppy-Kathryn Dews rated it really liked it. All in all, it was a good book. The author thoughtfully connects the characters of her past life to her present life in Ooty.

With the help of her feminist friend Harjot, she completes her higher studies and gets employed as a school teacher. Too nice of a man to exist in reality. Pages with related products.


Rich in insight into Indian culture and psychology, A Breath of Fresh Air resonates with meaning and the abiding power of love.

The tragedy takes a toll on her health and she realizes that life is precious and cannot spend the rest with Prakash.

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But I will skip this book though. She and her second husband, Sandeep, are doing their best to take care of their twelve-year-old son who is dying of birth defects caused by the Bhopal disaster. This isnt exactly a new author. It did allow the reader to understand each person’s feelings, but it interrupted the story’s flow and I found it a bit disconcerting.

In an instant, her world changes forever. Jun 19, Ruchi rated it really liked it. If you love a good romance book, I would highly recommend this book to you. I didn’t really like most of the characters in the book, they were generally 1-dimensional.

A Breath of Fresh Air

That night she was asleep and was personally untouched by the tragedy, at least physically. I would recommend this to all Indian Was a good read, though I didnot like it as much as Od season by the same author.

But I’m glad I read this book. In flashback, we see Anjali as a naive young woman being introduced to dashing army officer Prakash; a match is made the same evening, and a wedding date is set.


Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Was is simply that her life didn’t turn out how she wanted? Her first husband’s return brings back all the uncertainty Anjali thought time and conviction had healed-about her decision to divorce, and about her place in a society that views her as scandalous for having walked away from her arranged marriage.

People are slowly believing that women can be treated as equals as Anjali’s husband is just one such wonderful man who believes in his wife. On the night of December 3,Anjali waits for her army officer husband to pick her up at the train station in Gresh, India. It na This was a quick read. Anjali’s heartache leapt off the page. There was a problem adding your email address.

Struggling with a dead marriage, she divorces her husband in the aftermath of the incident.

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