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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Teoksen The Mistress of Spices tekijä

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Tietoja tekijästä

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni was born in India and later moved to the United States to attend college. She earned a M. A. at Wright State University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Divakaruni held many odd jobs until she was able to become an accomplished writer. She was näytä lisää the president of MAITRI, a crisis hotline for female South Asian victims of domestic abuse, and is currently a professor at Foothill College in California. Her works have been recognized in more than 50 magazines and 30 anthologies. She also has been awarded two PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Awards, a Pushcart Prize, and the Allen Ginsberg Poerty Prize. Divakaruni's books include Arranged Marriage and The Mistress of Spices. Her Title One Amazing Thing made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) Chitra Divakaruni is the author of the bestselling novels "The Mistress of Spices" & "Sister of My Heart", the story collection "Arranged Marriage", which won several awards, including the American Book Award, & four collections of poetry. Her work has appeared in "The New Yorker", "The Atlantic Monthly", "Ms.", & other publications. Born in India, she lives in the San Francisco area. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Mistress of Spices (1997) 1,887 kappaletta
Sister of My Heart (1999) 1,606 kappaletta
The Palace of Illusions (2008) 1,077 kappaletta
One Amazing Thing (2009) 766 kappaletta
Arranged Marriage: Stories (1996) 672 kappaletta
Hopealaakson salaisuus (2003) 587 kappaletta
The Vine of Desire (2002) 567 kappaletta
The Unknown Errors of Our Lives (2001) 434 kappaletta
Queen of Dreams (2004) 432 kappaletta
Neela: Victory Song (2002) 348 kappaletta
Oleander Girl (1600) 274 kappaletta
Before We Visit the Goddess (2016) 260 kappaletta
Independence (2023) 166 kappaletta
The Mirror of Fire and Dreaming (2005) 159 kappaletta
The Forest of Enchantments (2019) 153 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999) — Avustaja — 454 kappaletta
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Avustaja — 160 kappaletta
Full Blooded Fantasy (2005) — Avustaja — 88 kappaletta
On a Bed of Rice (1995) — Avustaja — 78 kappaletta
The Forbidden Stitch: An Asian American Women's Anthology (1989) — Avustaja — 66 kappaletta
Making More Waves: New Writing by Asian American Women (1997) — Avustaja — 65 kappaletta
Under Western Eyes: Personal Essays from Asian America (1995) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
Asian-American Literature: An Anthology (2000) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
The Mistress of Spices [2005 film] (2006) — Original book — 24 kappaletta
Bold Words: A Century of Asian American Writing (2001) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
Passages: 24 Modern Indian Stories (Signet Classics) (2009) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Bittersweet (1998) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kolkata, India
Kolkata, India
Dayton, Ohio, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sunnydale, California, USA
Berkeley, California, USA
Houston, Texas, USA
University of Calcutta (BA|1976)
Wright State University (MA|English)
University of California, Berkeley (PhD|English|1985)
Professor of Creative Writing
Board of Directors "Pratham"
Advisory Board, "Daya"
University of Houston
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Prize for Fiction
Bay Area Book Reviewers Award (Fiction)
American Book Award
South Asian Literary Association Distinguished Author Award, 2007
Best Books of 2003, Publishers Weekly, The Conch Bearer
Sandra Dijkstra
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning author and poet. Her themes include women, immigration, the South Asian experience, history, myth, magic and celebrating diversity.

She writes both for adults and children. Her books have been translated into 20 languages, including Dutch, Hebrew, Russian and Japanese. Two novels, The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart, have been made into films. Her short stories, Arranged Marriage, won an American Book Award. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Houston.



Just didn’t get into it so never finished
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kimwalsh814 | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 24, 2024 |
Too many unformed characters and a lot of telling instead of showing made this myth retelling very boring.
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bookwyrmm | 37 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 13, 2024 |
Independence is a really lovely novel. I loved the bond between the sisters and how the dynamics between them changed as they grew older and apart. The backdrop of the story - the independence of India, was fascinating and prompted me to spend more time learning about that piece of history. I didn’t connect with the story quite enough to rate it 5 stars, but I would still recommend this novel to lovers of historical fiction.
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dinahmine | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 20, 2024 |
Takes place in the basement office of a visa permit for India. While a group of people are there awaiting there requests for a visa, an earthquake occurs. They find themselves trapped with limited food and water. Each one tells about a meaningful incident their lives while they await their outcome.
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bentstoker | 122 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 26, 2024 |



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