Bharati Mukherjee

Bharati Mukherjee


Born
in Calcutta, West Bengal, India
July 27, 1940

Died
January 28, 2017

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Influences
Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Vance Bourjaily


Bharati Mukherjee was an Indian-born award winning American writer who explored the internal culture clashes of her immigrant characters in the award-winning collection The Middleman and Other Stories and in novels like Jasmine and Desirable Daughters.

Ms. Mukherjee, a native of Calcutta, attended schools in England, Switzerland and India, earned advanced degrees in creative writing in the United States and lived for more than a decade in Canada, affording her a wealth of experience in the modern realities of multiculturalism.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Calcutta in 1959 and a master’s degree from the University of Baroda, in Gujarat, in 1961. After sending six handwritten stories to the University of Iowa
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Average rating: 3.43 · 9,221 ratings · 1,005 reviews · 41 distinct worksSimilar authors
Jasmine

3.38 avg rating — 2,703 ratings — published 1989 — 16 editions
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Desirable Daughters

3.33 avg rating — 1,578 ratings — published 2002 — 10 editions
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Miss New India

2.93 avg rating — 1,189 ratings — published 2011 — 16 editions
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The Holder of the World

3.53 avg rating — 532 ratings — published 1993 — 13 editions
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The Middleman and Other Sto...

3.58 avg rating — 507 ratings — published 1989
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The Tree Bride

3.10 avg rating — 446 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Wife

3.44 avg rating — 212 ratings — published 1975 — 6 editions
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Tiger's Daughter

3.30 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 1971 — 6 editions
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Leave It to Me

2.71 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 1997 — 13 editions
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The Management of Grief

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Desirable Daughters The Tree Bride Miss New India
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“One time you mentioned the loneliness inside of marriage and I did not understand what you were saying. Two people are together; they have come from the same place; they share the same values, the same language. Practically speaking, they are the two halves of one consciousness. They eat the same food; they have a child; they sleep in the same bed, how can they be lonely.”
Bharati Mukherjee, Desirable Daughters

“Humor's the hardest thing to translate.”
Bharati Mukherjee
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“Love on the decline is hard to tell from love on the rise.” [From 'The Lady from Lucknow']”
Bharati Mukherjee, Darkness

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