About the author: Jaishree Mishra is an Indian author known for her works in the field of contemporary fiction. She was born in India and grew up in England, which has influenced her writing style and themes. Mishra has written several novels that explore complex relationships, cultural clashes, and the experiences of women in both Indian and Western societies.
Jaishree Mishra’s writing often explores the complexities of identity, cultural clashes, and the experiences of women in different contexts. Her works have been praised for their engaging storytelling and the depth with which she portrays her characters.
“Ancient Promises” (2000): This novel tells the story of a young Indian woman named Rakhi, who marries an Englishman and faces the challenges of living in a cross-cultural marriage.
“Accidents Like Love and Marriage” (2005): The book follows the journey of an Indian woman named Sunita, who faces the realities of love, marriage, and family in a changing India.
“The House of Blue Mangoes” (2002): Set in South India, this novel spans three generations and explores the lives of an Indian family, their dreams, and the societal changes they witness.
“Downtown” (2007): Mishra explores the lives of three women from different backgrounds who meet and become friends in London, delving into themes of identity, friendship, and self-discovery.
“Rani” s novel is a historical fiction set in 19th-century India and follows the life of Rani Lakshmibai, the iconic queen of Jhansi, as she fights against British colonial rule.