- Hardcover: 175 pages
- Publisher: Authorspress; Ist Edition edition (2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9352073754
- ISBN-13: 978-9352073757
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,45,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Indian Women And The Shaadi Conundrum Hardcover – 2016
About the Authors
Dr. Rachna Arora is a psychologist, blogger, poet and the co-founder of thehappywomen.com, an online initiative to empower, motivate and inspire women. With a PhD in Psychology and years of counselling experience, she is actively involved in assisting women of all ages seeking solutions to their psychological, emotional and relational problems, enabling them to live a happy and fulfilled life.
Deepika Sharma is a writer, blogger, editor and the co-founder of thehappywomen.com, an online initiative through which she inspires women and helps them discover their true potential. Her writings have primarily been an attempt to empower modern Indian women as they juggle with family expectations, societal norms and their careers.
About the Book
Once Indian women complete their education or get jobs, they have to face the most dreaded question, which is "Shaadi kab karogi?" Be it your excited friends, worrisome relatives or inquisitive neighbours, people make it their life's mission to ensure that you find a suitable match. The Shaadi Conundrum starts when you reach the so-called marriageable age and continues way beyond, once you get married, as there are a plethora of issues which we call 'adjustments' in India, that are considered 'normal' even if they are driving you nuts. From the pre-wedding phase to the post wedding phase, the book highlights the different issues that crop up, the reasons and effective solutions, which will be immensely beneficial for all urban women who are in the process of looking for grooms or have been married recently. The book contains useful tips, self-assessment checklists which will help women in dealing with conflicts and in decoding the relationship dynamics.
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Top customer reviews
The book talks about the pre-marriage and post-marriage situations that a girl faces. Right from choosing a life partner to planning a baby, this book talks about all of it. Women are usually considered weaker. They aren't allowed to voice their opinion. With this book, one will feel inspired to take her own decisions. Relationship is a two-way street. Men and women, both have to walk together in order to reach the destination. Men often forget this. This book will be an eye-opener for men as well. The book teaches the reader how to be self-dependent and assertive. It tells you that there's nothing wrong in leading your life the way you want. The book has a special note for mother-in-law and husband. I would say that this book is not just for those girls who are going to be wedded soon but also, for those who are in relationships. It is not only for women but for men too. It is a self-help book which if followed will surely sweeten your relationship. Simple narration makes this book an easy read. The case studies help you understand the dilemma better. The checklists at the end of each chapters will help you know where you stand in your relationship. I will recommend this book to all women regardless of their age.
Overall, I rate 'Indian Women and The Shaadi Conundrum' with 4.5/5 stars.
Marriage is the single most disorienting experience for a lot of women in our country-irrespective of level of education, socio-economic class, level of family support, financial independence etc. Right from groom hunting, families accepting love marriages, the pressure of looking good and pleasing the in-laws and of course the enormous drama of living with in-laws, marriage is one harrowing ordeal. But even though it impacts so many lives, curiously, this is not a mainstream discussion. So, not enough books get written about it.
Many of them quit their professions and resign to a life of being a home maker, else they are very very tired professionals doing a delicate balancing act- either way it is never easy. And yet, there is no outlet for these issues and no proper professional help available.
I myself married when I was barely 23 and the impact of that on my life was huge and unexpected (and I married the love of my life- which is supposed to be a fairy tale!). What happened over the next 4-5 yrs was a whirlwind I am yet to recover from. I wish it wasn't that way.
I am happy that now, there is a book that addresses in a normal accessible way how to navigate through all the craziness. Highly recommend for its simple accessible style and wonderful insights into the issues. There are lots of real life examples that help you dissect all the problems that you have been swallowing without examining properly. These examples combined with simple tips open up our minds and be more receptive to possible solutions. Handy checklists and self assessments help you to really ask and answer the important questions yourself. You can be sure to get a lot more clarity about problems you have been bogged down by. A must read if you are thinking about marriage, engaged, just married or like me trying to figure out what the hell hit your life!
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