Suneel (Neel, as he’s known in America) is an American doctor, who has shunned his Indian roots since coming to the states for school. He’s been having a mainly sexual relationship with a blonde, all-American secretary at the hospital where he works.
When his grandfather’s sickness propels him to India to visit, Neel is kind of tricked into accepting a wife.
He tries to get out of it, in many ways, but seems to be stuck and has to bring his new wife back with him to America.
Neel’s a jerk, cheating on Leila (the new wife) and treating her badly.
Will he change his ways and appreciate his Indian wife? Or is the relationship going to crash and burn?
This isn’t a love story. Even though there’s an arranged marriage, it’s more about relationships, friendships, adapting to new situations, and being true to yourself.
A Good Indian Wife was a quick read for me, because of the interesting storyline and because of the culture exploration. I’m a sucker for books set in other cultures!