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Salaam, Paris Tanaya Shah longs for the wonderful world of Paris, the world that she fell in love with while watching Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina so when a proposal comes along for an arranged marriage with a man who is living in Paris, Tanaya seizes the chance But once she lands in the city, she shuns the match A stroke of luck turns Tanaya into a supermodel, and soon the traditional girl is cavorting with rock stars and is disowned by her familyIn her new whirlwind life, she is reintroduced to the man she was supposed to marry, the man she now realizes she should have never walked away from, the man who is her only connection to the family she longs to reconcile with, if only it s not too late


10 thoughts on “Salaam, Paris

  1. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    This is a fast read, very much in the chicklit genre but at its core has the problem of how far an Indian Muslim girl should determine her own life and how much she should remain true to the traditional way her family are trying to enforce The problem is compounded by the fact she becomes a top model and although the supposed baggage of lovers, drugs and a wild life are not true in her case, who would believe that, especially not her f


  2. Bookchica Bookchica says:

    Salaam Paris is about a 19 year old Indian Muslim girl, Tanaya Shah, from a conservative family She leaves Mumbai to go to Paris under the guise of meeting the man she has been promised to Once in Paris, she breaks away from her family Ignoring the gnawing guilt of behaving unlike a good Muslim and to find the her individual freedom that she romantically links with Paris, having dreamed of achieving Zen like satisfaction a la Audrey Hep


  3. Sallishah Sallishah says:

    Maybe because I m muslim, I loved the film Sabrina, I seemed to get the gist of the book s message Although it is very un realistic, the way was written does have heart It s not terrible, but not everyone can relate to it, or it s hard to relate to in some aspects of growing up and getting married.I still want to go to Paris one day and have my own adventure


  4. Roxana Roxana says:

    I must confess, I have a weakness for this kind of book where a young girl discover a new world, getting completely out of the mold of what was expect of her I specially enjoy this kind of book when it comes label as chick lit.Tanaya, a Muslim girl from Mumbai, just wanted to be in Paris, she wanted to be Audry Hepburn in Sabrina, it was a dream for her, an imposible dream to accomplish, but when her grandfather arrange her a marriage she


  5. Kai Kai says:

    This was a last minute, need for fluff read And it was ok But just that, ok The characters are lovely and you kinda sympathise with most of them, but the whole story was just too light Beautiful girl, runs away to foreign country, can t speak language, yet manages to become a top model, who still has ethic, morals and principles right Just a little too far fetched Oh and she ends up with the guy who was judging her and her choices only mom


  6. Ayktah Grover Ayktah Grover says:

    Fantastic A quick read with many emotional roller coasters..It s like watching a Bollywood movie but with substance


  7. London Mabel London Mabel says:

    I picked up Salaam, Paris by Kavita Daswani as a sale book, so I didn t have big expectations It s about Tanaya, a young Muslim Indian woman who s always dreamed of living in Paris When her family wants her to marry a Muslim man living in Paris she agrees to go meet him, but instead turns her back on the arrangement and lives an independent life, eventually becoming a fashion model The usual conflicts arise feeling torn between her tradition


  8. Gayathri Gayathri says:

    Salaam, Paris traces the journey of a young Muslim girl, Tanaya Shah, who hails from a conservative family in Mumbai All her life she had been expected to fit into the cliched role of a housewife, learning how to cook and look after her husband But Tanaya s secret dream is to achieve a zen like satisfaction like Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina.She finally gets a chance to leave Mumbai and go to Paris under the pretext of meeting the man she is prom


  9. Anne Anne says:

    Now I did like for Matrimonial Purposes and Indie Girl, written by Kavita Daswani Neither is the though provoking depths of Vikram Seth, but they were enjoyable stories, with likable characters and a nice peek into the Indian culture for those who were knew to the culture.And while it was obvious from Indie Girl that the fashion world in relation to traditional Indian values is a favorite theme of Daswani, I have really no clue what this book


  10. Anandita Anandita says:

    Well as the story began i thought the protagonist was living in a sexist patriarchal muslim society But then as the story progressed she wanted to dothan be just a bride She becomes a model and achieves enormous name and fame But still, i guess, it had been instilled in her that the whole reason of her existence was to serve her husband So she just abruptly leaves her career for a male chauvinistic pig who at one point confesses his love and th


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