Jasmine

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Author: Bharati Mukherjee
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802196357
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Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee


Original Title: Jasmine

When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But the force of Jasmine's desires propels her explosively into a larger, more dangerous, and ultimately more life-giving world. In just a few years, Jasmine becomes Jane Ripplemeyer, happily pregnant by a middle-aged Iowa banker and the adoptive mother of a Vietnamese refugee. Jasmine's metamorphosis, with its shocking upheavals and its slow evolutionary steps, illuminates the making of an American mind; but even more powerfully, her story depicts the shifting contours of an America being transformed by her and others like her -- our new neighbors, friends, and lovers. In Jasmine, Bharati Mukherjee has created a heroine as exotic and unexpected as the many worlds in which she lives. "Rich…one of the most suggestive novels we have about what it is to become an American." -- The New York Times Book Review

Miss New India

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Author: Bharati Mukherjee
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618646531
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Miss New India by Bharati Mukherjee


Original Title: Miss New India

Taken under the wing of an expat teacher for her ambition and talent, Anjali Bose hopes to escape unfavorable prospects and falls in with a crowd of young people in Bangalore, where she endeavors to confront her past and reinvent herself. By the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of India: In Word and Image. 25,000 first printing.

Conversations With Bharati Mukherjee

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Author: Bharati Mukherjee
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604732276
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Conversations With Bharati Mukherjee by Bharati Mukherjee


Original Title: Conversations With Bharati Mukherjee

The first naturalized citizen to win the National Book Critics Circle Award, Bharati Mukherjee (b. 1940), born into a rigid hierarchy as a Bengali Brahmin and raised in the elite of Calcutta society, joined the American masses by choice. This journey from a privileged yet circumscribed life to one of free will and risk supplied the experiences she has turned into literature. From her first interview, originally published over three decades ago in her native tongue Bengali in the Calcutta journal Desh and appearing here for the first time in English, to an in-depth interview in 2007 granted specifically for this collection, this volume provides a candid look at the woman who has been called the grande dame of diasporic Indian literature.

Desirable Daughters

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Author: Bharati Mukherjee
Publisher: Rupa Publications
ISBN: 8129100959
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Desirable Daughters by Bharati Mukherjee


Original Title: Desirable Daughters

Desirable Daughters is set in America and India equally. It is both the portrait of a traditional Brahmin Indian family and a contemporary story of an American woman who has in many ways broken with the tradition but still remains tied to her native country. An intricate mystery that unfolds throughout this compelling novel, it creates both intrigue and suspense but also initiates a quest for identity.

Bharati Mukherjee

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Author: Fakrul Alam
Publisher: Twayne Pub
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Bharati Mukherjee by Fakrul Alam


Original Title: Bharati Mukherjee

One of a new generation of Indian writers who have chosen to settle in the West and write in the English language, Bharati Mukherjee has staked a claim for herself as an "Ellis Island writer", an American storyteller writing about the lives of new migrants to the United States. Author of the novels The Tiger's Daughter (1972), Wife (1975), Jasmine (1989), and The Holder of the World (1993), as well as short-fiction collections and volumes of nonfiction, Mukherjee can be seen as either a leading writer of the Indian diaspora (along with Salman Rushdie, Rhonton Mistry, and Vikram Seth) or a prominent Asian-American writer (in the company of Maxine Hong Kingston and Diana Chang). By describing herself as an "Ellis Island writer", however, Mukherjee is putting herself in the tradition best exemplified by Bernard Malamud. Mukherjee has taken fiction in new directions and can claim to be a major ethnic woman writer of contemporary America. In this thorough, penetrating study of Bharati Mukherjee's published work, Fakrul Alam argues that although the author may see herself as an American writer, the circumstances of her birth, upbringing, and education in India, as much as her marriage to a North American and her education and career on the American continent, are the contexts indispensable to an understanding of her fiction. At her best, Alam concludes, Mukherjee has been able to bring to her firsthand experience of exile, expatriation, and immigration her considerable narrative skills and a lively imagination to produce memorable and colorful tales of the excitement as well as the traumas of adjusting to a new world.

The Fiction Of Bharati Mukherjee

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Author: Rajinder Kumar Dhawan
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The Fiction Of Bharati Mukherjee by Rajinder Kumar Dhawan


Original Title: The Fiction Of Bharati Mukherjee

Bharati Mukherjee Is At Her Best In The Depiction Of Cultural Clash Between The East And The West. She Has Indeed Become A Clebrity For Her Distinctive Approach To Expatriatehood As A Metaphysical Experience Of Exile. The Book, The First Of Its Kind On The Novelist. Makes A Comprehensive Attempt At Evaluating Various Aspects Of Mukherjee`S Fiction And Her Contribution To The Study Of Immigrant Writing And Modern Fiction.

The Fiction Of Bharati Mukherjee

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Author: Nagendra Kumar
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126900428
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The Fiction Of Bharati Mukherjee by Nagendra Kumar


Original Title: The Fiction Of Bharati Mukherjee

Bharati Mukherjee Is One Of The Major Novelists Of Indian Diaspora Who Have Achieved Enviable Positions Within A Comparatively Short Creative Span. As An Expatriate In The United States, She Has Captured Evocatively The Indian Immigrant Experience In Her Five Novels And Two Collections Of Short-Fiction. The Creative Odyssey That Started With The Tiger S Daughter (1972) And Produced Leave It To Me (1997) Recently Has Kept Her Seriously Involved In Exploring The Complexities Of Cross-Cultural Interactions.The Present Volume Is The First Full-Length Study Of Mukherjee S Creative Corpus From A Cross-Cultural Perspective. The Book, Divided In Six Chapters, Opens With An Exhaustive Account Of The Major Concepts Of Culture And It Ingeniously Traces The Nature Of Formative Influences On Her Psyche In The Second Chapter. Mukherjee S Fiction Has Been Examined In Three Well-Marked Phases Expatriation, Transition, Immigration In Three Substantive Chapters. The Quality Of Cultural Conflict In All Its Multiplicity Forms The Crux Of Her Accomplishments As A Creative Artist. She Has An Esteemed Place In The Luminous Galaxy Of Indian Men Of Letters Writing Abroad With Native Ethos Providing Them A Living Ambience. The Fiction Of Bharati Mukherjee : A Cultural Perspective Marks A Milestone In The Critical Scholarship On The Third World Literature.

A Study Guide For Bharati Mukherjee S Jasmine

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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410336042
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A Study Guide For Bharati Mukherjee S Jasmine by Gale, Cengage Learning


Original Title: A Study Guide For Bharati Mukherjee S Jasmine

A Study Guide for Bharati Mukherjee's "Jasmine," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Leave It To Me

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Author: Bharati Mukherjee
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307792293
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Leave It To Me by Bharati Mukherjee


Original Title: Leave It To Me

"A very fine writer, funny, intelligent, versatile and, on occasion, unexpectedly profound." --The Washington Post Book World "MUKHERJEE IS FEARLESS . . . DARING AND WITTY . . . Take the wild ride with Debby DiMartino from Albany to San Francisco, from lost child to masked avenger." --The Boston Globe "POWERFULLY WRITTEN . . . Debby has no memory of her birth parents. All she knows is that she was born in a remote Indian village, the daughter of a hippie back-packing mother and a mysterious Eurasian father, both of whom have disappeared almost without a trace. . . . Her quest for her biological parents turns into an obsession. . . . Leave It to Me . . . shows Mukherjee at the peak of her craft. . . . Mixing the Greek myth of Electra with the Indian myth of Devi, she sends Devi/Debby careening down on the Bay Area like an elemental force of vengeance." --San Francisco Chronicle "DEVI IS A BRILLIANT CREATION--hilarious, horribly knowing and even more horribly oblivious--through whom Bharati Mukherjee, with characteristic and shameless ingenuity, is laying claim to speak for an America that isn't 'other' at all." --The New York Times Book Review "STUNNING . . . An astute, ironic, and merciless insight into an aberrant version of the American dream." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) From the Trade Paperback edition.

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