Bharati Mukherjee Essays

  • The Development Of Evolution In Jasmine By Bharati Mukherjee

    553 Words  | 2 Pages

    The novel “Jasmine” by Bharati Mukherjee is about a young girl named Jasmine, who is having difficulties with each person that she meets. Jasmine is a person who is fearful of expressing her real identity with the people around her. The theme evolution is very important in the story; it shows the development of the character because Jasmine’s identity becomes evolved. In this essay, evolution will be defined as a development and change. The author Bharati Mukherjee shows the character Jasmine as

  • Summary Of Melting Pot By Bharati Mukherjee

    1148 Words  | 3 Pages

    Bharati Mukherjee has distinguished herself among the ground-breaking novelists in the genre of diasporic Indian literature. Her account of the experience of the diaspora and its effect upon women provide the readers with an insight into the lives of South-Asians who currently reside in the United States. This paper aims to study how Bharati Mukherjee has captured the chaos of the Melting Pot about the Indian immigrant experiences in America in her short stories and novels. The longing for the

  • Bharati Mukherjee’s Desirable Daughters

    1358 Words  | 3 Pages

    Generally, in the depiction of the immigrant woman’s negotiations with the New World, Bharati Mukherjee’s treatment of the past spacetime becomes crucial. Usually, her novels portray the past spacetime as a circumscribing space that must be escaped in order to (re)construct identity. For instance, in Wife, Mukherjee depicts Dimple’s inability to escape from the past as an inability to transform into an American individual who has the agency to define her self. On the other hand, in Jasmine, the protagonist

  • American Daydreamer

    797 Words  | 2 Pages

    American Daydreamer What does it mean to be American? In her essay “American Dreamer”, Bharati Mukherjee poses this question to the reader. Mukherjee is an American citizen, and this is something she takes great pride in, but she was not born here. As an immigrant, she was exposed to different cultures, which gave her a unique perspective on freedom, culture, and the American dream. In her essay, she attempts to define the meaning of American by her experiences in other cultures, as well as, exploring

  • Analysis Of No One Is A Mystery By Elizabeth Tallent

    1083 Words  | 3 Pages

    In the short story “No One Is a Mystery” by Elizabeth Tallent the reader is introduced to a nameless female character. Throughout the story there are various descriptions that has great subtext to the relationship between the narrator and her lover Jack. One of the best descriptions in the short story is when the narrator is staring at Jack’s boot. The description Tallent uses makes the reader use one of their five senses, she makes the reader focus on the sense of touch. Tallent writes of boot’s

  • Jasmine

    984 Words  | 2 Pages

    Jasmine Bharati Mukherjee was born on July 27, 1940 in Calcutta, India. (Pradhan ) She was born into a wealthy family, which assisted her in her dream of becoming a writer. She lived in India, Europe, the United States, and Canada. Migrating to these countries that are so different from her place of birth enabled her to write very powerful novels on immigrant experiences. Mukherjee’s novels focus on exploring the migration and the feeling of alienation that is experienced by these immigrants.

  • An Invisible Woman And Mother Tongue Comparison

    728 Words  | 2 Pages

    Both An Invisible Woman by Bharati Mukherjee and Mother Tongue by Amy Tan, are stories of women who have been held back and controlled by prejudice. In Mukherjee’s essay, she tells the story of herself living in Toronto and what it means to be a visible minority in big cities. Whereas, Tan speaks of her mother’s English, what it means to be a second generation Canadian, and how language and communication can hold people back. Both essays are based off the theme of prejudice, however, they are

  • Culture: Shaping Our Perception of Society

    735 Words  | 2 Pages

    “ I am an American citizen and she is not. I am moved to thousand of long term residents are finally telling the oath of citizenship.” ( Mukherjee). This is showing why one of the siblings think differently from the other. Even though one thinks that they are superior than the other. People see others as if they are odd, they are still the same through the inside and the outside. We are still

  • Racism in Canada

    1240 Words  | 3 Pages

    color of one’s skin or religion. In Canada racism has taken an immense change. Bharati Mukherjee is a professor of creative writing, in the United States of America, who had “not met an Indian in Canada who has not suffered the humiliations of being overlooked (in jobs, in queues, in deserved recognition) and from being singled out (in hotels, department stores, on the streets, and at customs.” (Mukherjee, Bharati “An Invisible Women.”) In a department store an employee was racist towards a customer

  • Exploring the Implications, the Outcry and the Outcome of Marriage in Bharati Mukherjee’s Miss New India

    3340 Words  | 7 Pages

    Bharati Mukherjee’s novels range widely across time and space dealing especially with the consequences emerging out of cultural confrontation of the East with West in the alien land. All her novels are female centered and deals with the changed psyche of the protagonist’s behaviors. But her latest novel Miss New India (2011) takes a U-turn in dealing with the protagonist, Anjali Bose, in her own country i.e. India bringing the western cultural confrontational effects of highly sophisticated life

  • Bharati Mukherjee Annotated Bibliography

    1399 Words  | 3 Pages

    Clark, and Bharati Mukherjee. Days and Nights in Calcutta. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1977. Print This autobiographical narrative is a collection Bharati Mukherjee’s experience returning to India with her Canadian husband who is also the co-author. They both separately wrote about their experiences in the country and the daily life for it’s people. The book focuses on these two contrasting points of view and cultural backgrounds ("Days and Nights in Calcutta , Bharati Mukherjee”). It is rated

  • Bharti Mukherjee's Jasmine: An Innovative Diasporic Representation

    2905 Words  | 6 Pages

    Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine: an Innovative Diasporic Representation Diasporic literature reflects challenges, aspirations and anxieties of a person who migrates to a new land. The first generation of all immigrants always suffers from a broad sense of nostalgia, and the first generation immigrants tend to cling strenuously together in order to preserve their cultural, religious and linguistic identity. Preserving their identity is one of their chief concerns. (Anand viii) The understanding of

  • Three Immigrant Types in Mukherjee's Jasmine

    4058 Words  | 9 Pages

    Three Immigrant Types in Mukherjee's Jasmine The complex journey of immigration and the hardships immigrants undergo are common themes in Bharati Mukherjee's writings. The author, an immigrant herself, tries to show the darker side of immigration, especially for Hindu women, that is not often portrayed in other immigrant narratives. In the novel, Jasmine Mukhedee uses three types of immigrants to show how different the hardships of adhering to life in an adopted country can be. Her main immigrant

  • Desh and Videsh: Be/Longingness in Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine

    1363 Words  | 3 Pages

    Desh and Videsh: Be/Longingness in Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine Diaspora is the movement of indigenous people or a population of a common people to a place other than the homeland. It can be voluntary or forced and usually the movement is to a place far from the original home. World history is replete with the instances about mass dispersion such as the expulsion of Jews from Europe, the African Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the century long exile of the Messenia’s under Spartan rule. The term Diaspora

  • journeyhod Journey Motif in Heart of Darkness and Jasmine

    1048 Words  | 3 Pages

    Journey Motif in Heart of Darkness and Jasmine In Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine, the physical journey represents the setting for the psychological journey that both main characters undergo. Each stage of the journey is correlated to an emotional insight, and the implications are great enough to incur a change in the protagonists' lives. Through the discovery of distant lands and foreign ideas, Marlow and Jasmine are prompted to look internally to find the

  • Empathy In Bharati Muukherjee's 'A Father'

    1427 Words  | 3 Pages

    In her short story “A Father”, Bharati Mukherjee presents the altercation of a man against his wife and daughter as he attempts keep his religious traditions alive despite his wife and daughter’s Americanized ways of living. Modern American culture is no longer dominated by the male gender and women are beginning to make their way up in society. The issues existing amongst the Bhowmick family force them to struggle upholding the traditional Hindu culture Mr. Bhowmick has practiced throughout his

  • Bartleby The Scrivener

    1660 Words  | 4 Pages

    how do authors successfully grab the attention of their readers? Authors utilize specific techniques to convey the characters, setting, and plot effectively. The two short stories Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville and The Tenant by Bharati Mukherjee do just that. The authors of both stories effectively develop unique characters through description or narration, action, and dialogue, which fit in with both the setting and the plot. The main character in Bartleby, the Scrivener is indeed an

  • Summary Of Bharati Muukhererjee's The Management Of Grief

    991 Words  | 2 Pages

    There are many different ways to grieve over the death of loved ones. The way someone grieves is different depending on national origin, but also differs from person to person. These differences are shown in Bharati Mukherjee’s short story “The Management of Grief,” and the film The Namesake. The plane crash of Air India Flight 82 killed many Indian Canadians leaving their loved ones to grieve. Of those left behind Shalia Bhave exemplifies people having different ways of grieving. She has her own

  • Character Identification: Hiding from a poisoned memory (Circle)

    1064 Words  | 3 Pages

    feelings, background, moral standing, or struggles. They may experience the same hardships, driving them to suffering, which other characters in literature encounter. In the book Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee, the main character was told from the age of seven the hardships she would encounter in her lifetime (Mukherjee 3). Pecola, from The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, experiences rape by her father and the miscarriage of their child. The main character in “Barn Burning,” by William Faulkner, deals with

  • Women Empowerment: A Critical Study of Bharati Mukherjee's Wife

    2038 Words  | 5 Pages

    Wife”. Commonwealth writing : A Study in Expatriate Experience. Ed.R.K. Dhawan and L.S.R.Krishna Sastry. New Delhi: Prestige Books,1994.p.73. Sujatha.S. “ The Theme of Disintegration : A Comparative study of Anita Desai’s Cry, the Peacock and Bharati Mukherjee’s Wife.” Commonwealth Writing; A Study in Expatriate Experience. Ed. R.K.Dhawan and L.S.R.Krishna Sastry. New Delhi: Prestige Books,1994.p.41.