Bombay Brides

Bombay Brides[Epub] ➟ Bombay Brides By Esther David – Bluevapours.co.uk When Juliet and Romiel get married and relocate to Israel they rent out their Apartment 107 in Ahmedabad's Shalom India Housing Society to Jews Each character who inhabits the house has a story to tel When Juliet and Romiel get married and relocate to Israel they rent out their Apartment in Ahmedabad's Shalom India Housing Society to Jews Each character who inhabits the house has a story to tell about run ins with the other residents the diminishing community of Jews cross cultural conflicts and the difficulty of choosing between India and Israel Prophet Elijah whom the Bene Israel Jews of western India believe in plays an important role in their lives appearing at critical or amusing moments and wreaking havoc with his mischief but ensuring that ultimately peace prevails Bombay Brides as most Jewish men of Ahmedabad are married to women from Mumbai is drawn from Jewish homes in Ahmedabad Mumbai Kochi Kolkata and Alibaug This is a story about home heritage rites rituals roots and what it means to be one of the last survivng members of a community in a vast multi cultural country like India.

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Bombay Brides eBook ✓ Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • 216 pages
  • Bombay Brides
  • Esther David
  • 11 March 2016
  • 9789352779451

10 thoughts on “Bombay Brides

  1. Resh (The Book Satchel) says:

    Edit 45I want to give it a 4 but I really enjoyed the experience of reading it so it definitely deserves a 05 I am torn whether this would be a 4 star or 45 I've got to mull over it Meanwhile great read Interconnected stories with vivid characters The tradition and rituals of the Indo Jewish community of Ahmedabad is laid out in a subtle not overwhelming manner The Prophet Elijah who is a major face in their relief threads the narratives together Plus there is food and lots of interconnected stories with flawed characters Loved it Much thanks to HC for a copy of the book All opinions are my ownBlog | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

  2. Padmaja (thebookishtales) says:

    Bombay Brides was a breeze 😍This was my first book about the Bene Israel Jewish community of India and I absolutely loved itJuliet and Romiel Rahul fall in love get married and shift to Israel Their parents had bought them a flat in the fictitious Shalom India housing society in Ahmedabad and they rent the flat on one condition to only keep Jews as tenants The stories mostly revolve in and around the A107 flat and the uirky residents of the soceity It offered a nice insight into the culture of the community and their traditions Prophet Elijah is the glue that holds the bookIndian Jews remain largely unknown in literature and I am glad this book came along I am glad David wrote this book and highlighted the lives of the uirky residents and the eccentric Bombay BridesEach character is flawed and unusual They'll certainly make you laugh and tickle your funny bone David's writing shines throughout A very interesting read about the trails and tribulations they face as a minority There are lots of food mentions too which is a win win for me 😁😁45⭐Pick this up if you're looking for a light and peppy read Can be read in one sitting 😁#thebookishtalesreviews #femmemarch #femmemarchfest #bookstagramindia #estherdavid

  3. Anupama C K(b0rn_2_read) says:

    Stories of the people in Shalom Housing society was very interesting I enjoyed reading it

  4. Simran Sharma (Craartology) says:

    Bombay Brides by Esther David is a light and refreshing read The book talks about the Bene Israel Jews who live in India specifically in Ahmedabad and MumbaiThe characters of the book are the residents of the fictional Shalom India Housing Society who wonderfully co exist in the Indian space while preserving their culture and community with Prophet Elijah gracing their lives with his plans for his people Rituals eating habits and dressing styles have stirring descriptions The book gives a great doze of information about the religion and way of life the community follows without making it preachy in any wayBombay Brides talks about the lives of the women of the community their lives before and after their marriage Finding love facing betrayal loss of a loved one or a new beginning make up the core of the bookUmpteen mentions of the food from their traditional cuisine and various others will make you salivate while you read all the stories I love this book for the simplicity of the plot the interrelated characters and the stunning illustrations in the book I hope you love it too😇375⭐

  5. Nikita Sah says:

    Reading slump? What is that I would ask Until it hit me like a truck Oh the despair Eventually I gave in and started looking for easy to read books to get out of this annoying slump And this one really helped me It is a collection of short stories with all the characters inter linked It gives great insights into the lives of the Bene Israel Jewish community of India and it was uite interesting to read about them The stories and their timelines jump between Ahmedabad Bombay and Israel and since I have lived in Ahmedabad and am currently living in Bombay it was uite easy for me to visualise it Reading about a culture you have zero idea about is always fun you get to know so much about the world around you and this book did just that The characters are simple like everyday people who exist around us They have their own sets of flaws and all of them add their own texture to these stories The stories are dramatic address a different issue in every story and mostly revolve around the lives of women in this community The book is filled with lovely illustrations and numerous references to food which look so appetizing and drool worthy The language is simple and you can decide to pick this one up if you are looking for an easy yet interesting read

  6. Arundhati says:

    Interesting vignettes about a little known community The writing is ordinaryWhat worked was the concept of wearing stories within an apartment complex and introducing characters who keep appearing The illustrations are beautiful Some of the stories were nice and stayed with me

  7. Pragati Kulshrestha says:

    Bombay Brides by Esther David is a light and refreshing read The book talks about the Bene Israel Jews who live in India specifically in Ahmedabad and MumbaiThe characters of the book are the residents of the fictional Shalom India Housing Society who wonderfully co exist in the Indian space while preserving their culture and community with Prophet Elijah gracing their lives with his plans for his people Rituals eating habits and dressing styles have stirring descriptions The book gives a great doze of information about the religion and way of life the community follows without making it preachy in any wayBombay Brides talks about the lives of the women of the community their lives before and after their marriage Finding love facing betrayal loss of a loved one or a new beginning make up the core of the bookUmpteen mentions of the food from their traditional cuisine and various others will make you salivate while you read all the stories I love this book for the simplicity of the plot the interrelated characters and the stunning illustrations in the book I hope you love it too😇

  8. Rutuja Ramteke says:

    ♥Bombay Brides By Esther David♥♥Genre Fictional romance♥Publisher Harper CollinsPlot When Juliet and Romiel get married and relocate to Israel they rent out their Apartment 107 in Ahmedabad's Shalom India Housing Society to Jews Each character who inhabits the house has a story to tell Prophet Elijah whom the Bene Israel Jews of western India believe in plays an important role in their lives appearing at critical or amusing moments and wreaking havoc with his mischief but ensuring that ultimately peace prevailsMy Opinion What a cool concept the author bought into this book it's so marvellous After reading The Diary of a Young Girl I was always curious to know about jews in this book I got my all answers Firstly the book was a very easy yet so fascinating read After each chapter you will feel enthusiasm to start the next one though I had different experiences reading each chapter but how easily beautifully the author compiled then all was truly amazing I had altogether different expectations from this book but it was much than my expectations The plot unfolds slowly learning about jewish peoples was such a pleasure The plot was definitely uniue because I haven't read anything like this before No uestions the cover too is so eye catchyPros The book was a two hour read with easy language lucid flow There were alot of funny moments wow moments this book would be always in my favourite's list The characterisation was well done The concept used was new I completed it in a single sitting so it's that intriguing The fun was the heart of the book I highly recommend it everyone should give it a try Such a refreshing light read I am now extra willing to read such books by Esther The words were very healing very much needed for a avid readerCons The ending was really unexpected painful I wish it would have been modified though it's an amazing readRating 425🌟

  9. Yashika Vohra says:

    I think there’s a subconscious part of our brain which makes us like books with illustrations a lot than the ones with plain text Needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed the caricatures of the characters in this book It was just a little something that put a lot life into them Moreover they were illustrated so well that they reflected each character’s uniue personalityThis book was refreshing in the way that it gave a rare insight into the lives of Bene Israeli Jews in India Each chapter tells a different story but there’s a common link that binds every story together and that is the apartment where each of these characters live It is such an intelligent metaphor woven into the bigger narrative that remains unchanging while everything around it is so fleeting and transitions uicklyIt was an absolute delight familiarising myself with the struggles dreams and lives of this minority community something that hasn’t usually been covered in popular culture that I know of It was a fun read and didn’t reuire a lot of investment from my side I have been curling up with this book and my evening tea for the past two days and I finished it easily in two sittingsIf you wanna lose yourself in an alternate reality at least for some time which becomes necessary for our mental well being sometimes with all that is going on around us at the moment this is the perfect book to pick up There’s hardly anything to dislike about this one

  10. Shreya Vaid says:

    #bookrecommendation Bombay Brides by Esther David 👰 After reading amazing reviews of this book by thebookishtales and thebooksatchel I picked up this beauty for my #readingwomenchallenge Prompt 11 A book featuring a religion other than your own and #femmermarchfest book #3 Bombay Brides is a short collection of stories based on women of Bene Israel Jewish Community in India The stories are set in Ahemdabad’s Shalom India Housing Society All the stories are related to tenants to rent Apartment 107 and somehow they all are interlinked My favourite character is Prophet Elijah who uses his mysterious and mischievous ways to guide this community during tricky times so that peace can prevail This is my second book regarding Jewish community I have previously read Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer and I loved it 😍 The stories are so much full of drama that it captures your attention like anything The you read it the you fall in love with Esther’s writing ✍️ Apart from the drama and seuences I really liked the way Esther David has presented this community Their food and festivals even their insecurities regarding diminishing traditions and lineage makes up for an absolutely brilliant readHands down this is one of my best read of 2019 😁❤️ Verdict Don’t miss out on this gem 5 🌟

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