Books: Hindu Marjorie

AMRITA(283 pp.)—R.Prawer Jhabvala —Norton ($3.50).

Amrita Chakravarty is a Hindu Marjorie Morningstar. She has a job with a touch of glamour—announcer on a New Delhi radio station. She is up to her coiled black coiffure in a venture even more advanced and emancipated than a radio career, i.e., picking her own boy friend and would-be husband. The man she thinks she loves is Hari Sahni, a fellow announcer with a neat little Clark Gable mustache. But Mama Chakravarty, like Mama Morgenstern, has no intention of letting her daughter marry a no-good. A widow, she...

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