By Bharati Mukherjee
Anjali Bose is “Miss New India.” Born right into a conventional lower-middle-class relations and dwelling in a backwater city with an prepared marriage at the horizon, Anjali’s customers don’t glance nice. yet her ambition and fluency in language don't move not noted by means of her expat instructor, Peter Champion. And champion her he does, either to different robust those that may help her alongside the way in which and to Anjali herself, stirring in her a wish to take cost of her personal destiny.
So she units off to Bangalore, India’s fastest-growing significant city, and quick falls in with an audacious and impressive crowd of teenagers, who've discovered the best way to sound American by way of gazing indicates like Seinfeld so that it will get jobs as call-center carrier brokers, the place they're quick in a position to out-earn their mom and dad. And it's during this high-tech urban the place Anjali—suddenly unfastened from the conventional confines of sophistication, caste, gender, and more—is in a position to confront her prior and reinvent herself. after all, the seductive pull of modernity doesn't come with no darkish part . . .