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 book is a good read and held my attention amulja. For example, Sandeep is presented by his wife as a calm, self-composed, carefree and confident man, but once the narrative switches to his point of view, you can see that he carries so many fears iar insecurities. Sep 03, Aseela Goenka rated it it was amazing. Their homes and businesses were looted and then burnt down. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

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. One person found this helpful. Do This book was astonishing. Amulya loves meeting with book clubs, so please contact her at author amulyamalladi.

Was a good read, though I didnot like it as much as Mango season by the same author. Want to Read saving…. Since the plot takes place during the 70’s and 80’s years in India, the author also mentions the social disapproval of a divorcee woman, a fact not so well accepted by her own relatives.

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A Breath of Fresh Air by Amulya Malladi

Devastated, she returns home for a visit with her parents. It spawned, too, a well-publicized lawsuit, with hundreds and thousands of dollars paid in compensation to the families of vresh who had either died or eventually suffocated to death.

Definitely a good read and well recommended. Also this book had death in the end but anjali handles it malkadi well and leaves off with a good note. Anjali is left stranded on Bhopal railway station by her husband Prakash on the fateful night of Bhopal Gas leak. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


In this backdrop, lives are changed and broken and mended. That night she was asleep and was personally untouched by the tragedy, at least physically. Be the first to discover new talent! She is strong, but cannot help but fume about the unfairness of life that would allow Prakash and his mallafi wife to be so comfortable when she and Sandeep have so little to help their dying son. Kalladi all 54 reviews. From the Hardcover edition.

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Anjali is a friend of a friend and somehow they find each other and form a life. After living in Denmark for 14 years, Amulya moved to California in and lives in Orange County with her husband and two sons.

While debut novelist Malladi deserves credit for illuminating a troubling aspect of Indian culture, the novel founders on the character of Prakash, a man of limited emotional intelligence or generosity, whose epiphanic breakthrough into acknowledging his guilt serves the plot, but fails to make him a credible character.


In their encounters—narrated by Anjali; her husband, Sandeep; and Prakash—marriage bonds are strained, and soul searching ensues. As for the ending, it had to end this way. The characters in the story are well built and take us through their emotions, perspectives and the circumstances that intentionally or unintentionally might have influenced or transformed Anjali! When Breath Becomes Air Hardcover.

Arranged Marriage Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Her marriage does breathh. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. This was a quick breaty. On the night of December 3,when the leakage of methyl isocyanate from the American Union Carbide plant hit the unsuspecting, small city of Bhopal, India, it became a tragedy of monumental proportions.

Song of the Cuckoo Bird: Five Past Midnight is a life Authors writing about India often dip into the high-lights and low-lights of the nation’s history when plotting their novels. I’d had no idea that the Bhopal tragedy caused birth defects afterward, it’s all so despicable and tragic.