'Miss New India,' is the latest novel from award-winning Indian-American author Bharati Mukherjee. The author, who has won the National Book Critics Circle Award, has published seven previous novels, and two story collections. In MISS NEW INDIA, Mukherjee subtly continues the stories of the Indian sisters from her popular previous publications Desirable Daughters (2002), and The Tree Bride(2004). The writer here introduces us to Anjali Bose ('Call Me Angie'), a smart, rebellious, 19-year old, who may be considered the 'Miss New India.' Angie has been born into a traditional lower-middle-class family; her dad is a railways clerk, a job sanctioned and sanctified by generations of Indians; but a job with rather pinched horizons. The family lives in Gauripur, a dusty backwater town in the state of Bihar. And Angie's Dad is seeking to enforce a traditional arranged marriage on her. So Anjali's prospects don't look great. But Angie has good looks - although not traditional Indian looks -- as she is rather tall and slim, and has light-colored eyes. And a great smile. As well as ambition and fluency in the English language. All this does not go unnoticed by her expatriate university English teacher, the American Peter Champion. So champion her he does, with financial help, and by giving her introductions to powerful people he knows from his other lives, who can help her along.