In this own voices comedy of manners set in Mumbai, where modernity clashes with tradition, Uzma Jalaluddin's Ayesha at Last meets Jane Igharo's Ties That Tether.
Zoya Sahni has a good education, a rewarding job, and (for the most part) a loving family. She isn't, however, the ideal Indian girl. In a world that values the slim, obedient, and fair, she's overweight, spunky, and dark-skinned. When her auntie's matchmaking radar zeroes in on the Holy Grail of suitors–just as Zoya receives a dream job offer in New York City–the girl who once accepted her path as almost option-less must now make a life-changing decision.
The Rules of Arrangement is a powerful, irresistibly charming, and oh-so relatable story about a progressive life that refuses to be hemmed in by outdated rules. But not without a few cultural repercussions and, of course, an unintended love story.