Memoirs Travelogues Musings & Essays
The Desert Beauty
We have grown up listening to tales of valour and chivalry of the Rajputs. It is no wonder then that, Rajasthan beckons us with its colourful culture, history and folklore. In an armchair sojourn, Revathi Reddy walks us through the golden sands and shifting dunes of the historical city of Jaisalmer.
The concept of ‘mail-order bride’ with its implication of consumerism, of buying and selling, raises troubling questions about the inequity of gender, race, class, nationality, and even geographic location. This concept is analysed with special reference to Nell Freudenberger’s novel, The Newlyweds.