Marry Go Round - by Sadiqa Peerbhoy is a hilarious comedy about arranged marriages, multi-cultural identities and the generation gap. It is set in Hyderabad, but will find relevance anywhere in India.
A determined mother using blatant emotional blackmail to inveigle her NRI son into a marriage with the right sort of desi girl; a reluctant groom with a live-in girlfriend following him all the way to India; a bride on the rebound from a disastrous liaison with a married man; skeletons rattling in old family cupboards; an aunt on the vengeance trail and we have a heady cocktail of an arranged wedding that morphs into a love marriage with quite the wrongest possible girl, with a little tactical help from long-dead ancestors. Written in a refreshingly original style, Marry Go Round is one quaint combination of today's merrily irreverent humor and a staid Hyderabadi milieu with its Nawabi hangover from grandiose times long past.
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