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  • Published: 21 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9781643856926
  • Imprint: Crooked Lane Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $27.99

The Rules of Arrangement

A Novel



Uzma Jalaluddin's Ayesha at Last meets Jane Igharo's Ties That Tether in this own voices comedy of manners set in Mumbai where modernity jostles with tradition.

Zoya Sahni has a great education, a fulfilling job and a loving family (for the most part). But she is not the perfect Indian girl. She's overweight, spunky and dark-skinned in a world that prizes the slim, obedient and fair. At 26 she is hurtling toward her expiration date in Mumbai's arranged marriage super-mart, but when her auntie's matchmaking radar hones in on the Holy Grail of suitors--just as Zoya gets a dream job offer in New York City--the girl who once accepted her path as almost option-less must now make a choice of a lifetime.

Big-hearted with piercing social commentary, The Rules of Arrangement tells a powerful, irresistibly charming and oh-so relatable tale of a progressive life that won't be hemmed in by outdated rules. But not without a few cultural casualties, and of course, an accidental love story along the way.

  • Published: 21 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9781643856926
  • Imprint: Crooked Lane Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $27.99

Praise for The Rules of Arrangement

Praise for The Rules of Arrangement: “With writing that is witty and accessible, Bhatia tells an entertaining and delightful story about breaking tradition, creating your own path, and standing your ground.” —Jane Igharo, author of Ties That Tether

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