Book Reviews of The Hindi-Bindi Club

The Hindi-Bindi Club
The Hindi-Bindi Club
Author: Monica Pradhan
ISBN-13: 9780553384529
ISBN-10: 055338452X
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 464
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Chick lit Asian Style. I didn't care for this book - many of the emails did not ring true to character and the story was confusing at times. The Asian history was the best part of the book. The recipes looked interesting but, to be honest, I didn't read it for the recipes. My book club read this book, 2 girls didn't finish it and the rest of the consensus was lukewarm.
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I would call this ethnic chick-lit. This is a quick fun book about American-born young women of Indian descent. You get a good sense of what it's like to grow up as a first generation child. You also get a good sense of what it's like to be an immigrant. In some ways, the book seems like an Indian version of The Joy Luck Club.

There are several tempting Indian recipes listed at the end of the chapters though I didn't have the time to make any of them. I didn't find the occasional sprinkling of Hindi words in the book off-putting, but I've read many books about India and second-generation Indian-Americans. Some of the stories are neatly wrapped up, but that's to be expected in this genre. However, some stories weren't that predictable.
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Loved this book. So much of hit home. I passed it on to several of my first generation family, including my daughter and nieces who loved it. My niece is insisting her mom do a cook book as a result of the book. We tried all the recipes.A fun read.
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What a fun book to read, and touching at the same time. Any daughter should be able to identify even though much of the situations are centric to the India diaspora.
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It was interesting to read a book about the area in which I live. It was nice to read something about another culture. The characters were well developed and had nice story lines. The hindi language sometimes made it difficult to read, but the english was there's great to have recipes also.
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The story can be a little slow at times but overall I still enjoyed the book. The book gives an excellent perspective on the difficulties of being a family in another culture both from the child and parent point of view.
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Very enjoyable book. I enjoyed reading the different recipes and the interaction between the characters of the book. I enjoy reading about the Indian culture.