Chapter 53. Bharati Mukherjee

  1. David Seed Professor
  1. Judie Newman Professor

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch53

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

How to Cite

Newman, J. (2009) Bharati Mukherjee, in A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction (ed D. Seed), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch53

Editor Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146913

Online ISBN: 9781444310108

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Keywords:

  • Bharati Mukherjee;
  • Bharati Mukherjee's career - transnational, perpetually caught between cultures;
  • The Tiger's Daughter (1971) - Tara, an Indian revisiting Calcutta after years abroad, registers decline of city;
  • In her second novel, Wife (1975) - immigrant characters existing not only within in Indian context;
  • In Darkness (1985) - recognizing influence of Bernard Malamud;
  • The Holder of the World (1993) - sketching similar transnational trajectory to its author;
  • The Scarlet Letter - lying in Hannah's location in Salem;
  • In Leave It to Me (1997), the heroine, adopted from an Indian orphanage;
  • The Tree Bride (2004) - in some senses its heir, inheriting its characters and history;
  • Mukherjee evoking tradition – as impossible to follow and as a felt necessity

Summary

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  • References and Further Reading