What Are We Doing About Zoya?
by Anisha Bhatia
In this hilarious comedy of manners set in Mumbai, where modernity jostles with tradition, Balli Kaur Jaswal’s EROTIC STORIES FOR PUNJABI WIDOWS meets Kevin Kwan’s CRAZY RICH ASIANS. Zoya is not a perfect Indian daughter. She’s overweight, independent and unmarried in a society that values slim, obedient women.
And at twenty-six, she is hurtling towards her expiration date in Mumbai’s arranged marriage super-mart. But when her family’s matchmaking finally works, everything seems to be on the up – all until she is offered a dream job in New York City.
Zoya must now make the choice of a lifetime, but not without a few cultural casualties and, of course, an accidental love story along the way . . .