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Love Marriage


V.V. Ganeshananthan
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In this globe-scattered Sri Lankan family, we speak of only two kinds of marriage. The first is the Arranged Marriage. The second is the Love Marriage. In reality, there is a whole spectrum in between, but most of us spend years running away from the first toward the second. [p. 3]

The daughter of Sri Lankan immigrants who left their collapsing country and married in America, Yalini finds herself caught between the traditions of her ancestors and the lure of her own modern world. But when she is summoned to Toronto to help care for her dying uncle, Kumaran, a former member of the militant Tamil Tigers, Yalini is forced to see that violence is not a relic of the Sri Lankan past, but very much a part of her Western present.

While Kumaran’s loved ones gather around him to say goodbye, Yalini traces her family’s roots–and the conflicts facing them as ethnic Tamils–through a series of marriages. Now, as Kumaran’s death and his daughter’s politically motivated nuptials edge closer, Yalini must decide where she stands.

Lyrical and innovative, V. V. Ganeshananthan’s novel brilliantly unfolds how generations of struggle both form and fractures families.

All recent publications by V.V. (Sugi) Ganeshananthan

  • Love Marriage

All publications by V.V. (Sugi) Ganeshananthan

"Heap of Trouble," Columbia Journalism Review, March/April 2012.
"The Politics of Grief," Granta Online, August 28, 2011. 
Granta 109, Winter 2010.
"Context M.I.A.," Columbia Journalism Review Online, June 3, 2010.
"Two Mr. Foxes, Two Views of Food," Atlantic Monthly Online, December 14, 2009

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