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Marrying Anita: A Quest for Love in the New India
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After three years of dating, Anita Jain finally got fed up with the New York singles scene. As her Indian parents continued to pressure her to find a mate, Jain couldn't help asking herself the question: is arranged marriage really any worse than Craigslist? Full of romantic chance encounters, nosy relatives, and dozens of potential husbands, Marrying Anita is a refreshingly honest look at our own expectations and the modern search for the perfect mate.

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Anita Jain. (2010). Marrying Anita: A Quest for Love in the New India. Bloomsbury Publishing.

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