The Mistress of Spices

The Mistress of Spices

The Mistress of Spices
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 19 votes

The Mistress of Spices is Fiction books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, publish by Anchor 2009-09-15. You may find Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Mistress of Spices details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (19 readers) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Anchor 0307476774 2009-09-15

Book Summary

A classic work of magical realism, this bestselling novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni tells the story of Tilo, a young woman from another time who has a gift for the mystical art of spices. Now immortal, and living in the gnarled and arthritic body of an old woman, Tilo has set up shop in Oakland, California, where she administers curatives to her customers. But when she's surprised by an unexpected romance with a handsome stranger, she must choose between everlasting life and the vicissitudes of modern society. Spellbinding and hypnotizing, The Mistress of Spices is a tale of joy, sorrow, and one special woman's magical powers.

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One Amazing Thing

One Amazing Thing

One Amazing Thing
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 89 votes

One Amazing Thing is Fiction books by Chitra Divakaruni, publish by Hachette Books 2010-02-02. You may find Chitra Divakaruni info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the One Amazing Thing details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (89 readers) Chitra Divakaruni Hachette Books 1401394957 2010-02-02

Book Summary

An acclaimed novel by the author of The Mistress of Spices, and Before We Visit the Goddess. Jhumpa Lahiri praises: "One Amazing Thing collapses the walls dividing characters and cultures; what endures is a chorus of voices in one single room." Late afternoon sun sneaks through the windows of a passport and visa office in an unnamed American city. Most customers and even most office workers have come and gone, but nine people remain. A punky teenager with an unexpected gift. An upper-class Caucasian couple whose relationship is disintegrating. A young Muslim-American man struggling with the fallout of 9/11. A graduate student haunted by a question about love. An African-American ex-soldier searching for redemption. A Chinese grandmother with a secret past. And two visa office workers on the verge of an adulterous affair. When an earthquake rips through the afternoon lull, trapping these nine characters together, their focus first jolts to their collective struggle to survive. There's little food. The office begins to flood. Then, at a moment when the psychological and emotional stress seems nearly too much for them to bear, the young graduate student suggests that each tell a personal tale, "one amazing thing" from their lives, which they have never told anyone before. And as their surprising stories of romance, marriage, family, political upheaval, and self-discovery unfold against the urgency of their life-or-death circumstances, the novel proves the transcendent power of stories and the meaningfulness of human expression itself. From Chitra Divakaruni, author of such finely wrought, bestselling novels as Sister of My Heart, The Palace of Illusions, and The Mistress of Spices, comes her most compelling and transporting story to date. One Amazing Thing is a passionate creation about survival--and about the reasons to survive.

Sister of My Heart

Sister of My Heart

Sister of My Heart
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 19 votes

Sister of My Heart is Fiction books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, publish by Anchor 2009-09-15. You may find Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Sister of My Heart details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (19 readers) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Anchor 0307476790 2009-09-15

Book Summary

From the award-winning author of Mistress of Spices, the bestselling novel about the extraordinary bond between two women, and the family secrets and romantic jealousies that threaten to tear them apart. Anju is the daughter of an upper-caste Calcutta family of distinction. Her cousin Sudha is the daughter of the black sheep of that same family. Sudha is startlingly beautiful; Anju is not. Despite those differences, since the day on which the two girls were born, the same day their fathers died--mysteriously and violently--Sudha and Anju have been sisters of the heart. Bonded in ways even their mothers cannot comprehend, the two girls grow into womanhood as if their fates as well as their hearts were merged. But, when Sudha learns a dark family secret, that connection is shattered. For the first time in their lives, the girls know what it is to feel suspicion and distrust. Urged into arranged marriages, Sudha and Anju's lives take opposite turns. Sudha becomes the dutiful daughter-in-law of a rigid small-town household. Anju goes to America with her new husband and learns to live her own life of secrets. When tragedy strikes each of them, however, they discover that despite distance and marriage, they have only each other to turn to. Set in the two worlds of San Francisco and India, this exceptionally moving novel tells a story at once familiar and exotic, seducing readers from the first page with the lush prose we have come to expect from Divakaruni. Sister of My Heart is a novel destined to become as widely beloved as it is acclaimed.

Queen of Dreams

Queen of Dreams

Queen of Dreams
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 4 votes

Queen of Dreams is Fiction books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, publish by Anchor 2007-12-18. You may find Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Queen of Dreams details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (4 readers) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Anchor 0307427390 2007-12-18

Book Summary

From the bestselling author of Sister of My Heart comes a spellbinding tale of mothers and daughters, love and cultural identity. Rakhi, a young painter and single mother, is struggling to come to terms with her relationship with ex-husband Sonny, a hip Bay Area DJ, and with her dream-teller mother, who has rarely spoken about her past or her native India. Rakhi has her hands full, juggling a creative dry spell, raising her daughter, and trying to save the Berkeley teahouse she and her best friend Belle own. But greater challenges are to come. When a national tragedy turns her world upside down and Rakhi needs her mother’s strength and wisdom more than ever, she loses her in a freak car accident. But uncovering her mother’s dream journals allows Rakhi to discover her mother’s long-kept secrets and sacrifices–and ultimately to confront her fears, forge a new relationship with her father, and revisit Sonny’s place in her heart.

The Unknown Errors of Our Lives

The Unknown Errors of Our Lives

The Unknown Errors of Our Lives
Rating 4 / 5 based on 7 votes

The Unknown Errors of Our Lives is Fiction books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, publish by Anchor 2002-08-13. You may find Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Unknown Errors of Our Lives details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (7 readers) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Anchor 1400032792 2002-08-13

Book Summary

In nine poignant stories spiked with humor and intelligence, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni captures lives at crossroad moments–caught between past and present, home and abroad, tradition and fresh experience. A widow in California, recently arrived from India, struggles to adapt to a world in which neighbors are strangers and her domestic skills are deemed superfluous in the award-winning “Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter.” In “The Intelligence of Wild Things,” a woman from Sacramento visits her brother in Vermont to inform him that back in Calcutta their mother is dying. And in the title story, a painter looks to ancient myth and the example of her grandmother for help in navigating her first real crisis of faith. Knowing, compassionate and expertly rendered, the stories in The Unknown Errors of Our Lives depict the eternal struggle to find a balance between the pull of home and the allure of change.

Leaving Yuba City

Leaving Yuba City

Leaving Yuba City
Rating 3 / 5 based on 768 votes

Leaving Yuba City is Poetry books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, publish by Anchor 2009-09-15. You may find Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Leaving Yuba City details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (768 readers) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Anchor 0307476766 2009-09-15

Book Summary

Like Divakaruni's much-loved and bestselling short story collection Arranged Marriage, this collection of poetry deals with India and the Indian experience in America, from the adventures of going to a convent school in India run by Irish nuns (Growing up in Darjeeling) to the history of the earliest Indian immigrants in the U.S. (Yuba City Poems). Groups of interlinked poems divided into six sections are peopled by many of the same characters and explore varying themes. Here, Divakaruni is particularly interested in how different art forms can influence and inspire each other. One section, entitled Indian Miniatures, is based on and named after a series of paintings by Francesco Clemente. Another, called Moving Pictures, is based on Indian films, including Mira Nair's "Salaam Bombay" and Satyajit Ray's "Ghare Baire." Photographs by Raghubir Singh inspired the section entitled Rajasthani. The trials and tribulations of growing up and immigration are also considered here and, as with all of Divakaruni's writing, these poems deal with the experience of women and their struggle to find identities for themselves. This collection is touched with the same magic and universal appeal that excited readers of Arranged Marriage. In Leaving Yuba City, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni proves once again her remarkable literary talents.

Before We Visit the Goddess

Before We Visit the Goddess

Before We Visit the Goddess
Rating 4 / 5 based on 6 votes

Before We Visit the Goddess is Fiction books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, publish by Simon and Schuster 2016-04-19. You may find Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Before We Visit the Goddess details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (6 readers) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Simon and Schuster 147679202X 2016-04-19

Book Summary

A beautiful, “deeply affecting” (Kirkus Reviews) novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spices about three generations of mothers and daughters who must discover their greatest source of strength in one another. Sweeping across the twentieth century, from the countryside of Bengal, India, to the streets of Houston, Texas, Before We Visit the Goddess takes readers on an extraordinary journey through the lives of three unforgettable women: Sabitri, Bela, and Tara. As the young daughter of a poor rural baker, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but schooling is impossible on the meager profits from her mother’s sweetshop. When a powerful local woman takes Sabitri under her wing, her generous offer soon proves dangerous after Sabitri makes a single, unforgiveable misstep. Years later, Sabitri’s own daughter, Bela, haunted by her mother’s choices, flees to America with her political refugee lover—but the world she finds is vastly different from her dreams. As the marriage crumbles and Bela decides to forge her own path, she unwittingly teaches her little girl, Tara, indelible lessons about freedom and loyalty that will take a lifetime to unravel. Told through a sparkling symphony of voices—those of the women themselves and the men who loved them—Before We Visit the Goddess captures the gorgeous complexity of these multi-generational and transcontinental relationships, showing the deep threads of love and hope and bravery that define a family and a life. This is a “gracefully insightful, dazzlingly descriptive, and covertly stinging tale [that] illuminates the opposition women must confront, generation by generation, as they seek both independence and connection” (Booklist, starred review).

The Palace of Illusions

The Palace of Illusions

The Palace of Illusions
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 10 votes

The Palace of Illusions is Fiction books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, publish by Anchor 2009-02-10. You may find Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Palace of Illusions details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (10 readers) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Anchor 0307472493 2009-02-10

Book Summary

Taking us back to a time that is half history, half myth and wholly magical, bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni gives voice to Panchaali, the fire-born heroine of the Mahabharata, as she weaves a vibrant retelling of an ancient epic saga. Married to five royal husbands who have been cheated out of their father's kingdom, Panchaali aids their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at their side through years of exile and a terrible civil war. But she cannot deny her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna—or her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands' most dangerous enemy—as she is caught up in the ever-manipulating hands of fate.

The Vine of Desire

The Vine of Desire

The Vine of Desire
Rating 3 / 5 based on 5 votes

The Vine of Desire is Fiction books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, publish by Anchor 2003-05-20. You may find Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Vine of Desire details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (5 readers) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Anchor 1400075815 2003-05-20

Book Summary

The beloved characters of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s bestselling novel Sister of My Heart are reunited in this powerful narrative that challenges the emotional bond between two lifelong friends, as the husband of one becomes dangerously attracted to the other. Anju and Sudha formed an astounding, almost psychic connection during their childhood in India. When Anju invites Sudha, a single mother in Calcutta, to come live with her and her husband, Sunil, in California, Sudha foolishly accepts, knowing full well that Sunil has long desired her. As Sunil’s attraction rises to the surface, the trio must struggle to make sense of the freedoms of America–and of the ties that bind them to India and to one another.

Arranged Marriage

Arranged Marriage

Arranged Marriage
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 12 votes

Arranged Marriage is Fiction books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, publish by Anchor 2009-09-15. You may find Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Arranged Marriage details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (12 readers) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Anchor 0307476782 2009-09-15

Book Summary

Although Chitra Divakaruni's poetry has won praise and awards for many years, it is her "luminous, exquisitely crafted prose" (Ms.) that is quickly making her one of the brightest rising stars in the changing face of American literature. Arranged Marriage, her first collection of stories, spent five weeks on the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller list and garnered critical acclaim that would have been extraordinary for even a more established author. For the young girls and women brought to life in these stories, the possibility of change, of starting anew, is both as terrifying and filled with promise as the ocean that separates them from their homes in India. From the story of a young bride whose fairy-tale vision of California is shattered when her husband is murdered and she must face the future on her own, to a proud middle-aged divorced woman determined to succeed in San Francisco, Divakaruni's award-winning poetry fuses here with prose for the first time to create eleven devastating portraits of women on the verge of an unforgettable transformation.

Oleander Girl

Oleander Girl

Oleander Girl
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 17 votes

Oleander Girl is Fiction books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, publish by Simon and Schuster 2013-03-19. You may find Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Oleander Girl details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (17 readers) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Simon and Schuster 1451695691 2013-03-19

Book Summary

Beloved bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has been hailed by Abraham Verghese as a “gifted storyteller” and by People magazine as a “skilled cartographer of the heart.” Now, Divakaruni returns with her most gripping novel yet, a sweeping, suspenseful coming-of-age tale about a young woman who leaves India for America on a search that will transform her life. THOUGH SHE WAS ORPHANED AT BIRTH, the wild and headstrong Korobi Roy has enjoyed a privileged childhood with her adoring grandparents, spending her first seventeen years sheltered in a beautiful, crumbling old mansion in Kolkata. But despite all that her grandparents have done for her, she is troubled by the silence that surrounds the circumstances of her parents’ death and clings fiercely to her only inheritance from them: the love note she found, years ago, hidden in a book of poetry that had belonged to her mother. As she grows, Korobi dreams of one day finding a love as powerful as her parents’, and it seems her wish has finally come true when she meets the charming Rajat, the only son of a high-profile business family. Shortly after their engagement, however, a sudden heart attack kills Korobi’s grandfather, revealing serious financial problems and a devastating secret about Korobi’s past. Shattered by this discovery and by her grandparents’ betrayal, Korobi decides to undertake a courageous search across post-9/11 America to find her true identity. Her dramatic, often startling journey will ultimately thrust her into the most difficult decision of her life. With flawless narrative instinct and a boundless sympathy for her irrepressible characters, in Oleander Girl Divakaruni brings us a perfect treat of a novel— moving, wise, and unforgettable. As The Wall Street Journal raves, “Divakaruni emphasizes the cathartic force of storytelling with sumptuous prose. . . . She defies categorization.”

On Spice

On Spice

On Spice
Rating 3 / 5 based on 438 votes

On Spice is Cooking books by Caitlin PenzeyMoog, publish by Simon and Schuster 2019-01-15. You may find Caitlin PenzeyMoog info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the On Spice details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (438 readers) Caitlin PenzeyMoog Simon and Schuster 1510735267 2019-01-15

Book Summary

A revealing look at the history and production of spices, with modern, no-nonsense advice on using them at home. Every home cook has thoughts on the right and wrong ways to use spices. These beliefs are passed down in family recipes and pronounced by television chefs, but where do such ideas come from? Many are little better than superstition, and most serve only to reinforce a cook’s sense of superiority or cover for their insecurities. It doesn’t have to be this way. These notes On Spice come from three generations of a family in the spice trade, and dozens upon dozens of their collected spice guides and stories. Inside, you’ll learn where spices come from: historically, geographically, botanically, and in the modern market. You’ll see snapshots of life in a spice shop, how the flavors and stories can infuse not just meals but life and relationships. And you’ll get straightforward advice delivered with wry wit. Discover why: Salt grinders are useless Saffron is worth its weight in gold (as long as it’s pure) That jar of cinnamon almost certainly isn’t Vanilla is far more risqué than you think Learn to stop worrying and love your spice rack.

The Last Queen

The Last Queen

The Last Queen
Rating 3 / 5 based on 234 votes

The Last Queen is Fiction books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, publish by HarperCollins 2022-05-10. You may find Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Last Queen details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (234 readers) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni HarperCollins 0063161885 2022-05-10

Book Summary

WINNER of the 2022 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WORKING WOMEN AWARD for BEST FICTION OF THE YEAR! LONGLISTED for 2022 DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD! She rose from commoner to become the last reigning queen of India’s Sikh Empire. In this dazzling novel, based on true-life events, bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni presents the unforgettable story of Jindan, who transformed herself from daughter of the royal kennel keeper to powerful monarch. Sharp-eyed, stubborn, and passionate, Jindan was known for her beauty. When she caught the eye of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, she was elevated to royalty, becoming his youngest and last queen—and his favorite. And when her son, barely six years old, unexpectedly inherited the throne, Jindan assumed the regency. She transformed herself from pampered wife to warrior ruler, determined to protect her people and her son’s birthright from the encroaching British Empire. Defying tradition, she stepped out of the zenana, cast aside the veil, and conducted state business in public, inspiring her subjects in two wars. Her power and influence were so formidable that the British, fearing an uprising, robbed the rebel queen of everything she had, but nothing crushed her indomitable will. An exquisite love story of a king and a commoner, a cautionary tale about loyalty and betrayal, a powerful parable of the indestructible bond between mother and child, and an inspiration for our times, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s novel brings alive one of the most fearless women of the nineteenth century, one whose story cries out to be told.

Mama Day

Mama Day

Mama Day
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 9 votes

Mama Day is Fiction books by Gloria Naylor, publish by Open Road Media 2017-03-14. You may find Gloria Naylor info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Mama Day details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (9 readers) Gloria Naylor Open Road Media 1504043154 2017-03-14

Book Summary

A “wonderful novel” steeped in the folklore of the South from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Women of Brewster Place (The Washington Post Book World). On an island off the coast of Georgia, there’s a place where superstition is more potent than any trappings of the modern world. In Willow Springs, the formidable Mama Day uses her powers to heal. But her great niece, Cocoa, can’t wait to get away. In New York City, Cocoa meets George. They fall in love and marry quickly. But when she finally brings him home to Willow Springs, the island’s darker forces come into play. As their connection is challenged, Cocoa and George must rely on Mama Day’s mysticism. Told from multiple perspectives, Mama Day is equal parts star-crossed love story, generational saga, and exploration of the supernatural. Hailed as Gloria Naylor’s “richest and most complex” novel, it is the kind of book that stays with you long after the final page (Providence Journal).

Julia's Chocolates

Julia's Chocolates

Julia's Chocolates
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 19 votes

Julia's Chocolates is Fiction books by Cathy Lamb, publish by Kensington Publishing Corp. 2007-05-01. You may find Cathy Lamb info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Julia's Chocolates details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (19 readers) Cathy Lamb Kensington Publishing Corp. 9780758275097 2007-05-01

Book Summary

I left my wedding dress hanging in a tree somewhere in North Dakota. I don't know why that particular tree appealed to me. Perhaps it was because it looked as if it had given up and died years ago and was still standing because it didn't know what else to do. . . In her deliciously funny, heartfelt, and moving debut, Cathy Lamb introduces some of the most wonderfully eccentric women since The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and The Secret Life of Bees, as she explores the many ways we find the road home. From the moment Julia Bennett leaves her abusive Boston fiancé at the altar and her ugly wedding dress hanging from a tree in South Dakota, she knows she's driving away from the old Julia, but what she's driving toward is as messy and undefined as her own wounded soul. The old Julia dug her way out of a tortured, trailer park childhood with a monster of a mother. The new Julia will be found at her Aunt Lydia's rambling, hundred-year-old farmhouse outside Golden, Oregon. There, among uppity chickens and toilet bowl planters, Julia is welcomed by an eccentric, warm, and often wise clan of women, including a psychic, a minister's unhappy wife, an abused mother of four, and Aunt Lydia herself--a woman who is as fierce and independent as they come. Meeting once a week for drinks and the baring of souls, it becomes clear that every woman holds secrets that keep her from happiness. But what will it take for them to brave becoming their true selves? For Julia, it's chocolate. All her life, baking has been her therapy and her refuge, a way to heal wounds and make friends. Nobody anywhere makes chocolates as good as Julia's, and now, chocolate just might change her life--and bring her love when she least expects it. But it can't keep her safe. As Julia gradually opens her heart to new life, new friendships, and a new man, the past is catching up to her. And this time, she will not be able to run but will have to face it head on. Filled with warmth, love, and truth, Julia's Chocolates is an unforgettable novel of hope and healing that explores the hurts we keep deep in our hearts, the love that liberates us, the courage that defines us, and the chocolate that just might take us there. Advance praise for Cathy Lamb and Julia's Chocolates "Julia's Chocolates is wise, tender, and very funny. In Julia Bennett, Cathy Lamb has created a deeply wonderful character, brave and true. I loved this beguiling novel about love, friendship, and the enchantment of really good chocolate." --Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author

The Bollywood Bride

The Bollywood Bride

The Bollywood Bride
Rating 3 / 5 based on 7 votes

The Bollywood Bride is Fiction books by Sonali Dev, publish by Kensington Books 2015-09-29. You may find Sonali Dev info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Bollywood Bride details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (7 readers) Sonali Dev Kensington Books 1617730165 2015-09-29

Book Summary

“The modern Indian-American setting offers a glimpse of a rich culture . . . A bright, beautiful gem” from the bestselling author of A Bollywood Affair (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Ria Parkar is Bollywood's favorite Ice Princess—beautiful, poised, and scandal-proof—until one impulsive act threatens to expose her destructive past. Traveling home to Chicago for her cousin's wedding offers a chance to diffuse the coming media storm and find solace in family, food, and outsized celebrations that are like one of her vibrant movies come to life. But it also means confronting Vikram Jathar. Ria and Vikram spent childhood summers together, a world away from Ria's exclusive boarding school in Mumbai. Their friendship grew seamlessly into love—until Ria made a shattering decision. As far as Vikram is concerned, Ria sold her soul for stardom and it's taken him years to rebuild his life. But beneath his pent-up anger, their bond remains unchanged. And now, among those who know her best, Ria may find the courage to face the secrets she's been guarding for everyone else's benefit—and a chance to stop acting and start living. “Heartrendingly beautiful . . . [a] vivid depiction of two individuals, surrounded by the rich and engaging pageantry of evocative Indian culture, who struggle to reach each other despite past hurts.” —Fresh Fiction Praise for Sonali Dev's A Bollywood Affair “A fresh new voice.” —Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author “Deeply romantic and emotional, with characters I fell in love with . . . simply unputdownable.” —Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author “The characters are so richly drawn, the writing is utterly breathtaking.” —Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune

Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune

Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 7 votes

Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune is Fiction books by Roselle Lim, publish by Penguin 2019-06-11. You may find Roselle Lim info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (7 readers) Roselle Lim Penguin 1984803263 2019-06-11

Book Summary

Lush and visual, chock-full of delicious recipes, Roselle Lim’s magical debut novel is about food, heritage, and finding family in the most unexpected places. At the news of her mother’s death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn’t spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her chosen career as a chef. Natalie is shocked to discover the vibrant neighborhood of San Francisco’s Chinatown that she remembers from her childhood is fading, with businesses failing and families moving out. She’s even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother’s restaurant. The neighborhood seer reads the restaurant’s fortune in the leaves: Natalie must cook three recipes from her grandmother’s cookbook to aid her struggling neighbors before the restaurant will succeed. Unfortunately, Natalie has no desire to help them try to turn things around—she resents the local shopkeepers for leaving her alone to take care of her agoraphobic mother when she was growing up. But with the support of a surprising new friend and a budding romance, Natalie starts to realize that maybe her neighbors really have been there for her all along.

Mistress of the Ritz

Mistress of the Ritz

Mistress of the Ritz
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 42 votes

Mistress of the Ritz is Fiction books by Melanie Benjamin, publish by Dell 2019-05-21. You may find Melanie Benjamin info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Mistress of the Ritz details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (42 readers) Melanie Benjamin Dell 039918225X 2019-05-21

Book Summary

A captivating novel based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II—while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hôtel Ritz in Paris—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue. “A compelling portrait of a marriage and a nation at war from within.”—Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network Nothing bad can happen at the Ritz; inside its gilded walls every woman looks beautiful, every man appears witty. Favored guests like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor walk through its famous doors to be welcomed and pampered by Blanche Auzello and her husband, Claude, the hotel’s director. The Auzellos are the mistress and master of the Ritz, allowing the glamour and glitz to take their minds off their troubled marriage, and off the secrets that they keep from their guests—and each other. Until June 1940, when the German army sweeps into Paris, setting up headquarters at the Ritz. Suddenly, with the likes of Hermann Goëring moving into suites once occupied by royalty, Blanche and Claude must navigate a terrifying new reality. One that entails even more secrets and lies. One that may destroy the tempestuous marriage between this beautiful, reckless American and her very proper Frenchman. For in order to survive—and strike a blow against their Nazi “guests”—Blanche and Claude must spin a web of deceit that ensnares everything and everyone they cherish. But one secret is shared between Blanche and Claude alone—the secret that, in the end, threatens to imperil both of their lives, and to bring down the legendary Ritz itself. Based on true events, Mistress of the Ritz is a taut tale of suspense wrapped up in a love story for the ages, the inspiring story of a woman and a man who discover the best in each other amid the turbulence of war. Praise for Mistress of the Ritz “No one writes of the complexities of women’s lives and loves like Melanie Benjamin. In Mistress of the Ritz, Benjamin brings wartime Paris brilliantly to life. . . . Intense, illuminating, and ultimately inspiring!”—Elizabeth Letts, New York Times bestselling author of Finding Dorothy

The Forest of Enchantments

The Forest of Enchantments

The Forest of Enchantments
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 4 votes

The Forest of Enchantments is Fiction books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, publish by Harper Collins 2019-01-07. You may find Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Forest of Enchantments details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (4 readers) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Harper Collins 9353025990 2019-01-07

Book Summary

'One of the most strikingly lyrical voices writing about the lives of Indian women' -- Amitav Ghosh 'Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni turns the Ramayana around by telling it in the voice of Sita ... this inversion is a gift - it presents us a with a way to know an already well-known story better and to love an already beloved story more' -- Arshia Sattar 'This inspired evocation of the goddess Sita is an epic song of strength and solidarity told with joy and intensity. It brings to life the personalities and predicaments of the Ramayana' -- Namita Gokhale 'Among the many, many Ramayanas there are now even - thankfully - some "Sitayanas", but I know of none with the special magic that Chitra Divakaruni ... brings to the telling' -- Philip Lutgendorf 'Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's Sita ... is an epitome of courage and self-respect, showing a path for all women. While weaving a familiar story, Chitra provides deep and surprising insights' -- Volga 'An incomparable storyteller' -- Denver Post 'Divakaruni's stories are irresistible' -- The New York Times Book Review 'Divakaruni's storytelling talents put her right up there with the best' -- Miami Herald 'In recasting the Ramayan as a love story Divakaruni accords Sita parity with Ram, revealing her innate strength. By giving primacy to her thoughts and feelings this also becomes the private tale of Shri and Shrimati Ramchandra Raghuvanshi, two wonderful people who loved each other but who broke up. To readers well-acquainted with that tragedy of modern times, the failed marriage, it will appeal. The ending, however, surpasses all expectations.' -- The Sunday Standard 'The success of both The Palace Of Illusions and The Forest Of Enchantments hinges acutely on the skill with which Divakaruni deploys the narratorial voice.' -- Mint 'The Forest of Enchantments is one of the simplest and most beautiful retellings of Sage Valmiki's epic.' -- Jetwings 'Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni does justice to the women of Ramayana ... The Forest of Enchantments is not just a retelling of a much-told epic, rather it is a book that tells it like it is - balanced and non-judgmental.' -- Huffpost 'A work ... of pluralities and possibilities ... This is the Sitayan we will give to our daughters, that they may imbibe Sita's strength, and even more proudly to our sons, who will learn how a woman is to be treated' -- The Wire 'Banerjee is markedly feminist ... Her spin on the most pivotal moment of Sita's life, the agnipariksha episode, is a moment of feminist brilliance. Her Sita answers all the questions we would have had when listening to the Ramayana while leaving us with plenty of food for thought.' -- The New Indian Express 'Divakaruni's retelling reminds her readers that the Ramayana, besides being a morality tale, is a love story at its heart' -- Huffpost 'Divakaruni and her women characters are a formidable pair' -- The Wire The Ramayana, one of the world's greatest epics, is also a tragic love story. In this brilliant retelling, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni places Sita at the centre of the novel: this is Sita's version. The Forest of Enchantments is also a very human story of some of the other women in the epic, often misunderstood and relegated to the margins: Kaikeyi, Surpanakha, Mandodari. A powerful comment on duty, betrayal, infidelity and honour, it is also about women's struggle to retain autonomy in a world that privileges men, as Chitra transforms an ancient story into a gripping, contemporary battle of wills. While the Ramayana resonates even today, she makes it more relevant than ever, in the underlying questions in the novel: How should women be treated by their loved ones? What are their rights in a relationship? When does a woman need to stand up and say, 'Enough!'

The Golden Son

The Golden Son

The Golden Son
Rating 4 / 5 based on 23 votes

The Golden Son is Fiction books by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, publish by HarperCollins 2015-10-20. You may find Shilpi Somaya Gowda info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Golden Son details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (23 readers) Shilpi Somaya Gowda HarperCollins 1443412511 2015-10-20

Book Summary

An instant bestseller in Canada, The Golden Son is a "sensitive and intelligent work" with an unforgettable story of family, responsibility, love, honour and tradition, in which two childhood friends must balance the expectations of their culture and their families with the desires of their own hearts (National Post). Author of the bestselling Secret Daughter, Shilpi Somaya Gowda’s The Golden Son is about a young Indian doctor who leaves his village for a residency in the US. But he grapples with the expectation that as the oldest son, he is expected to inherit the mantle of arbiter for all village disputes. And he finds himself torn between a beautiful American girl and his old childhood friend.

Secret Daughter

Secret Daughter

Secret Daughter
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 104 votes

Secret Daughter is Fiction books by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, publish by Harper Collins 2012-11-06. You may find Shilpi Somaya Gowda info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Secret Daughter details.


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3.5 (104 readers) Shilpi Somaya Gowda Harper Collins 0062266675 2012-11-06

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Somer’s life is everything sheimagined it would be—she’s newly married and has started her career as a physician in SanFrancisco—until she makes the devastating discovery she never will be able to have children. The same year in India, a poor mother makes the heartbreaking choice to save her newborn daughter’s life by giving her away. It is a decision that will haunt Kavita for the rest of her life, and cause a ripple effect that travels across the world and back again. Asha, adopted out of a Mumbai orphanage, is the child that binds the destinies of these two women. We follow both families, invisibly connected until Asha’s journey of self-discovery leads her back to India. Compulsively readable and deeply touching, Secret Daughter is a story of the unforeseen ways in which our choices and families affect our lives, and the indelible power of love in all its many forms.

Relocating Consciousness

Relocating Consciousness

Relocating Consciousness
Rating 2 / 5 based on 1 votes

Relocating Consciousness is History books by Daphne Grace, publish by Rodopi 2007-01. You may find Daphne Grace info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Relocating Consciousness details.


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2 (1 readers) Daphne Grace Rodopi 9042022523 2007-01

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This book deals directly with issues of consciousness within works of postcolonial and diasporic writers. It discusses fiction, autobiography and theory to re-formulate a "writing of consciousness", addressing contemporary cultural theory related to a wide range of dynamic writers and ground-breaking novels. A critical analysis of literature contextualises consciousness (understood here as the source of language and human creativity), and explores ways in which consciousness is involved in the creative process. Tackling the controversial nature of consciousness itself, the book argues that consciousness must be understood in its philosophical and social contexts. The idea of relocating consciousness calls for a new aesthetics and ethics of living in the diasporic world where we are all to some extent "migrant". The book explores notions of consciousness as alternative narrative structures to society, while expanding contemporary postcolonial theory beyond the limited dimension of power-based-on-violence to a more visionary exploration of experience based on consciousness as unity-in-diversity. Themes explored include sacred experience as empowerment; trauma, terror and the impact of consciousness; cosmopolitanism and globalisation; and the literature of human survival. Written in a lively and accessible manner the book will appeal to all readers who enjoy being on the cutting-edge of contemporary world literature.

Heir to the Shadows

Heir to the Shadows

Heir to the Shadows
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 39 votes

Heir to the Shadows is Fiction books by Anne Bishop, publish by Penguin 2007-08-07. You may find Anne Bishop info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Heir to the Shadows details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (39 readers) Anne Bishop Penguin 1101212411 2007-08-07

Book Summary

In the second novel set in the “darkly fascinating world” (SF Site) of Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels Trilogy, ambitions unfurl as the realm’s dreams of a liberator have finally been made flesh... The Blood have waited centuries for the coming of Witch, the living embodiment of magic. But Jaenelle, the young girl singled out by prophecy, is haunted by the cruel battles fought over her—for not all the Blood await her as their Savior. Some dismiss her as a myth. Some refuse to believe. And still others look forward to using her, making her a pawn to their shadowy devices. Only time and the devotion of her loyal guardians have healed Jaenelle’s physical wounds. But her mind is fragile, barely able to protect her from the horrifying memories of her childhood. Nothing, however, can deflect her from her destiny—and the day of reckoning looms near. When her memories return. When her magic matures. When she is forced to accept her fate. On that day, the dark Realms will know what it means to be ruled by Witch.

The Shape of Family

The Shape of Family

The Shape of Family
Rating 4 / 5 based on 15 votes

The Shape of Family is Fiction books by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, publish by HarperCollins 2019-10-15. You may find Shilpi Somaya Gowda info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Shape of Family details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (15 readers) Shilpi Somaya Gowda HarperCollins 1443459003 2019-10-15

Book Summary

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the internationally bestselling author of Secret Daughter and The Golden Son comes a poignant, unforgettable novel about a family’s growing apart and coming back together in the wake of tragedy The Olanders embody a modern family in a globalized world. Jaya, the cultured daughter of an Indian diplomat, and Keith, an ambitious banker from middle-class Philadelphia, meet in a London pub in 1988 and make a life together in suburban California. Their strong marriage is built on shared beliefs and love for their two children: headstrong teenager Karina and young son Prem, the light of their home. But love and prosperity cannot protect them from sudden, unspeakable tragedy, and the family’s foundation cracks as each member struggles to seek a way forward. Jaya finds solace in spirituality. Keith wagers on his high-powered career. Karina focuses relentlessly on her future and independence. And Prem watches helplessly as his once close-knit family drifts apart. When Karina heads off to college for a fresh start, her search for identity and belonging leads her down a dark path, forcing her and her family to reckon with the past, the secrets they’ve held and the weight of their choices. The Shape of Family is an intimate portrayal of four individuals as they grapple with what it means to be a family, leaving a painful past and entering a hopeful future. It is a profoundly moving exploration of the ways we all seek belonging—in our families, in our communities and ultimately, within ourselves.

You Bring the Distant Near

You Bring the Distant Near

You Bring the Distant Near
Rating 4 / 5 based on 5 votes

You Bring the Distant Near is Young Adult Fiction books by Mitali Perkins, publish by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2017-09-12. You may find Mitali Perkins info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the You Bring the Distant Near details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (5 readers) Mitali Perkins Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 0374304912 2017-09-12

Book Summary

This elegant young adult novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart. Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture--for better or worse. From a grandmother worried that her children are losing their Indian identity to a daughter wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair to a granddaughter social-activist fighting to preserve Bengali tigers, award-winning author Mitali Perkins weaves together the threads of a family growing into an American identity. Here is a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new.

The Love Poems of John Donne

The Love Poems of John Donne

The Love Poems of John Donne
Rating 3 / 5 based on 975 votes

The Love Poems of John Donne is History books by Charles Eliot Norton, publish by Рипол Классик N.a. You may find Charles Eliot Norton info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Love Poems of John Donne details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (975 readers) Charles Eliot Norton Рипол Классик 5875637366 N.a

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Miss New India

Miss New India

Miss New India
Rating 3 / 5 based on 20 votes

Miss New India is Fiction books by Bharati Mukherjee, publish by HarperCollins 2011-04-18. You may find Bharati Mukherjee info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Miss New India details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (20 readers) Bharati Mukherjee HarperCollins 0547549091 2011-04-18

Book Summary

Anjali Bose’s prospects don’t look great. Born into a traditional lower-middle‑class family, she lives in a backwater town with only an arranged marriage on the horizon. But her ambition, charm, and fluency in language do not go unnoticed by her charismatic and influential expat teacher Peter Champion. And champion her he does, both to powerful people who can help her along the way and to Anjali herself, stirring in her a desire to take charge of her own destiny. So she sets off to Bangalore, India’s fastest‑growing metropolis, and soon falls in with an audacious and ambitious crowd of young people, who have learned how to sound American by watching shows like Seinfeld in order to get jobs in call centers, where they quickly out‑earn their parents. And it is in this high‑tech city where Anjali — suddenly free of the confines of class, caste, and gender — is able to confront her past and reinvent herself. Of course, the seductive pull of life in the New India does not come without a dark side . . .

Transnational America

Transnational America

Transnational America
Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 votes

Transnational America is Political Science books by Inderpal Grewal, publish by Duke University Press 2005-06-07. You may find Inderpal Grewal info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Transnational America details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (1 readers) Inderpal Grewal Duke University Press 0822386542 2005-06-07

Book Summary

In Transnational America, Inderpal Grewal examines how the circulation of people, goods, social movements, and rights discourses during the 1990s created transnational subjects shaped by a global American culture. Rather than simply frame the United States as an imperialist nation-state that imposes unilateral political power in the world, Grewal analyzes how the concept of “America” functions as a nationalist discourse beyond the boundaries of the United States by disseminating an ideal of democratic citizenship through consumer practices. She develops her argument by focusing on South Asians in India and the United States. Grewal combines a postcolonial perspective with social and cultural theory to argue that contemporary notions of gender, race, class, and nationality are linked to earlier histories of colonization. Through an analysis of Mattel’s sales of Barbie dolls in India, she discusses the consumption of American products by middle-class Indian women newly empowered with financial means created by India’s market liberalization. Considering the fate of asylum-seekers, Grewal looks at how a global feminism in which female refugees are figured as human rights victims emerged from a distinctly Western perspective. She reveals in the work of three novelists who emigrated from India to the United States—Bharati Mukherjee, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and Amitav Ghosh—a concept of Americanness linked to cosmopolitanism. In Transnational America Grewal makes a powerful, nuanced case that the United States must be understood—and studied—as a dynamic entity produced and transformed both within and far beyond its territorial boundaries.

Shadowland

Shadowland

Shadowland
Rating 3 / 5 based on 462 votes

Shadowland is Juvenile Fiction books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, publish by Roaring Brook Press 2016-01-26. You may find Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Shadowland details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (462 readers) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Roaring Brook Press 1626726744 2016-01-26

Book Summary

The hero of the Brotherhood of the Conch series, now fifteen, is settling back into his life as an apprentice in the lush Silver Valley, nestled high in the Himalayas. There he continues to learn the secret arts of the Brotherhood. But suddenly his adopted home is reduced to a barren wasteland when his beloved conch, the valley's source of magical energy, is stolen by an unknown force. Together with his friend Nisha, Anand embarks on what may be his most dangerous mission—traveling to the cold and forbidding world of Shadowland in his attempt to restore the conch to its rightful place, and his home to its original splendor. The third and final book in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's riveting series.

360 Degrees of Reading

360 Degrees of Reading

360 Degrees of Reading
Rating 4 / 5 based on 370 votes

360 Degrees of Reading is Literary Criticism books by W. E. Poplaski, publish by Dog Ear Publishing 2007-08. You may find W. E. Poplaski info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the 360 Degrees of Reading details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (370 readers) W. E. Poplaski Dog Ear Publishing 1598583794 2007-08

Book Summary

What do Richard Dawkins, Jackie Robinson, and St Teresa have in common? .They all can be found in this book! 360 of Reading is a literature reference guide for high school students. It makes a great stocking stuffer at Christmas, or 'end of school year' gift for that special student. Any student who wants to read great literature will benefit from this book. It has reference pages for 360 books that cover novels, drama, poetry, and a broad range of non-fiction. Each reference page includes bibliographic information, a descriptive note, keywords and more. Furthermore, the books are indexed by author, country of origin, date of first publication, and keywords. It also has an appendix listing an additional forty titles. Twenty-four books by Pulitzer Prize winners and twenty-six books by Nobel Prize in Literature winners are among the works listed in this reference guide."

Jouissance as Ananda

Jouissance as Ananda

Jouissance as Ananda
Rating 4 / 5 based on 806 votes

Jouissance as Ananda is Philosophy books by Ashmita Khasnabish, publish by Lexington Books 2006-04-10. You may find Ashmita Khasnabish info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Jouissance as Ananda details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (806 readers) Ashmita Khasnabish Lexington Books 0739156799 2006-04-10

Book Summary

Jouissance as Ananda seeks to resolve the often-problematic Western concept of the ego by proposing a cross-cultural theory of consciousness that draws on Indian philosophy. Author Ashmita Khasnabish uses the Indian concept of ananda to advance Irigaray's theory of jouissance and offers a re-reading of jouissance from an Indian cross-cultural psychoanalytic point of view.

Missions of Interdependence

Missions of Interdependence

Missions of Interdependence
Rating 3 / 5 based on 972 votes

Missions of Interdependence is Literary Criticism books by Gerhard Stilz, publish by Rodopi 2002. You may find Gerhard Stilz info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Missions of Interdependence details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (972 readers) Gerhard Stilz Rodopi 9789042014190 2002

Book Summary

At the beginning of the twenty-first century it is necessary to combine into a productive programme the striving for individual emancipation and the social practice of humanism, in order to help the world survive both the ancient pitfalls of particularist terrorism and the levelling tendencies of cultural indifference engendered by the renewed imperialist arrogance of hegemonial global capital. In this book, thirty-five scholars address and negotiate, in a spirit of learning and understanding, an exemplary variety of intercultural splits and fissures that have opened up in the English-speaking world. Their methodology can be seen to constitute a seminal field of intellectual signposts. They point out ways and means of responsibly assessing colonial predicaments and postcolonial developments in six regions shaped in the past by the British Empire and still associated today through their allegiance to the idea of a Commonwealth of Nations. They show how a new ethic of literary self-assertion, interpretative mediation and critical responsiveness can remove the deeply ingrained prejudices, silences and taboos established by discrimination against race, class and gender.

Gender, Place, and Identity of South Asian Women

Gender, Place, and Identity of South Asian Women

Gender, Place, and Identity of South Asian Women
Rating 3 / 5 based on 723 votes

Gender, Place, and Identity of South Asian Women is Social Science books by Pourya Asl, Moussa, publish by IGI Global 2022-04-08. You may find Pourya Asl, Moussa info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Gender, Place, and Identity of South Asian Women details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (723 readers) Pourya Asl, Moussa IGI Global 1668436280 2022-04-08

Book Summary

In the past century, South Asia underwent fundamental cultural, social, and political changes as many countries progressed from colonial dominations through nationalist movements to independence. These transformations have been intricately bound up with the spatiality of social life in the region, drawing further attention to the significance of social spaces within transformative politics and identity formations. Gender, Place, and Identity of South Asian Women studies contemporary literature of South Asian women with a focus on gender, place, and identity. It contributes to the debate on gender identity and equality, spatial and social justice, women empowerment, marginalization, and anti-discrimination measures. Covering topics such as partition memory narrative, spatial mobility, and diasporic women’s lives, this book is an essential resource for students and educators of higher education, researchers, activists, government officials, business leaders, academicians, feminist organizations, sociologists, and researchers.

Homemaking

Homemaking

Homemaking
Rating 4 / 5 based on 361 votes

Homemaking is Social Science books by Anindya Raychaudhuri, publish by Rowman & Littlefield 2018-10-19. You may find Anindya Raychaudhuri info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Homemaking details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (361 readers) Anindya Raychaudhuri Rowman & Littlefield 1783482648 2018-10-19

Book Summary

Explores the impact of nostalgia on the construction of individual and collective identity for diasporic South-Asians in the UK and US. It argues that in the postcolonial context the affect produced by this nostalgia can have radical potential as a form of resistance.

A Study Guide for Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni's

A Study Guide for Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni's "The Disappearance"

A Study Guide for Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni's "The Disappearance"
Rating 3 / 5 based on 652 votes

A Study Guide for Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni's "The Disappearance" is Literary Criticism books by Gale, Cengage Learning, publish by Gale, Cengage Learning N.a. You may find Gale, Cengage Learning info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the A Study Guide for Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni's "The Disappearance" details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (652 readers) Gale, Cengage Learning Gale, Cengage Learning 1410344363 N.a

Book Summary

A Study Guide for Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni's "The Disappearance," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories 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 Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Eating and Identity in Postcolonial Fiction

Eating and Identity in Postcolonial Fiction

Eating and Identity in Postcolonial Fiction
Rating 3 / 5 based on 816 votes

Eating and Identity in Postcolonial Fiction is Literary Criticism books by Paul Vlitos, publish by Springer 2018-10-11. You may find Paul Vlitos info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Eating and Identity in Postcolonial Fiction details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (816 readers) Paul Vlitos Springer 3319964429 2018-10-11

Book Summary

This book focuses on the fiction of four postcolonial authors: V.S. Naipaul, Anita Desai, Timothy Mo and Salman Rushdie. It argues that meals in their novels act as sites where the relationships between the individual subject and the social identities of race, class and gender are enacted. Drawing upon a variety of academic fields and disciplines — including postcolonial theory, historical research, food studies and recent attempts to rethink the concept of world literature — it dedicates a chapter to each author, tracing the literary, cultural and historical contexts in which their texts are located and exploring the ways in which food and the act of eating acquire meanings and how those meanings might clash, collide and be disputed. Not only does this book offer suggestive new readings of the work of its four key authors, but it challenges the reader to consider the significance of food in postcolonial fiction more generally.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature [3 volumes]

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature [3 volumes]

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature [3 volumes]
Rating 3 / 5 based on 821 votes

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature [3 volumes] is Literary Criticism books by Guiyou Huang, publish by ABC-CLIO 2008-12-30. You may find Guiyou Huang info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature [3 volumes] details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (821 readers) Guiyou Huang ABC-CLIO 1567207367 2008-12-30

Book Summary

Asian American literature dates back to the close of the 19th century, and during the years following World War II it significantly expanded in volume and diversity. Monumental in scope, this encyclopedia surveys Asian American literature from its origins through 2007. Included are more than 270 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, major works, significant historical events, and important terms and concepts. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical, social, cultural, and legal contexts surrounding Asian American literature and central to the Asian American experience. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and cites works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography of essential print and electronic resources. While literature students will value this encyclopedia as a guide to writings by Asian Americans, the encyclopedia also supports the social studies curriculum by helping students use literature to learn about Asian American history and culture, as it pertains to writers from a host of Asian ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including Afghans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Iranians, Indians, Vietnamese, Hawaiians, and other Asian Pacific Islanders. The encyclopedia supports the literature curriculum by helping students learn more about Asian American literature. In addition, it supports the social studies curriculum by helping students learn about the Asian American historical and cultural experience.

The English Paradigm in India

The English Paradigm in India

The English Paradigm in India
Rating 4 / 5 based on 238 votes

The English Paradigm in India is Literary Criticism books by Shweta Rao Garg,Deepti Gupta, publish by Springer 2017-09-18. You may find Shweta Rao Garg,Deepti Gupta info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The English Paradigm in India details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (238 readers) Shweta Rao Garg,Deepti Gupta Springer 9811053324 2017-09-18

Book Summary

This collection pulls together a wide range of perspectives to explore the possibilities and the boundaries of the paradigm of English studies in India. It examines national identity and the legacy of colonialism through a study of comparative and multi ethnic literature, education, English language studies and the role ICT now plays in all of these fields. Contributors look at how the issue of identity can be addressed and understood through food studies, linking food, culture and identity. The volume also considers the timely and very relevant question of gender in Indian society, of the role of the woman, the family and the community in patriarchal contemporary Indian society. Through the lens of literature, culture, gender, politics, this exciting volume pulls together the threads which constitute modern Indian identity.

Bridges, Borders and Bodies

Bridges, Borders and Bodies

Bridges, Borders and Bodies
Rating 3 / 5 based on 237 votes

Bridges, Borders and Bodies is Literary Criticism books by Christine Vogt-William, publish by Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2014-10-02. You may find Christine Vogt-William info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Bridges, Borders and Bodies details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (237 readers) Christine Vogt-William Cambridge Scholars Publishing 1443868434 2014-10-02

Book Summary

South Asian diasporas can be considered transcultural legacies of colonialism, while constituting transcultural forms of postcolonial reality in today’s globalised world. The main focus of investigation here is South Asian women’s fiction, where diverse forms of identity negotiation undertaken by the protagonists in a number of contemporary novels (from the 1990s to the early 2000s) are read as transgressions. The themes of early gendered experiences of South Asian indentured labour migration, female genealogies and transmissions of cultural heritages down female lines, as well as negotiations of patriarchal violence, are read using a framework culled from postcolonial and feminist criticism. The literary representations of South Asian diasporic female experience in these texts are forms of commentary and critique by contemporary South Asian diasporic women writers. Hence these novels can be viewed as feminist strategies of textual creativity with distinct political aims of presenting transformative narratives addressing the tensions of diaspora and patriarchy. This book is intended to contribute to the current spectrum of academic work being done in diaspora studies, in that it brings together the concepts of diaspora, transculturality, contemporary women’s writing and transnational feminist critical approaches to bear on South Asian women’s diasporic literature. Contrary to the celebratory notion of the concept in much theory, transculturality, as represented in these texts, is fraught with ambivalence.

Shared Waters

Shared Waters

Shared Waters
Rating 3 / 5 based on 512 votes

Shared Waters is Literary Criticism books by Stella Borg Barthet, publish by Rodopi 2009-01. You may find Stella Borg Barthet info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Shared Waters details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (512 readers) Stella Borg Barthet Rodopi 9042027665 2009-01

Book Summary

The present volume contains general essays on: unequal African/Western academic exchange; the state and structure of postcolonial studies; representing male violence in Zimbabwe¿s wars; parihaka in the poetic imagination of Aotearoa New Zealand; Middle Eastern, Nigerian, Moroccan, and diasporic Indian women¿s writing; community in post-Independence Maltese poetry in English; key novels of the Portuguese colonies; the TV series The Kumars at No. 42; fictional representations of India; the North in western Canadian writing; and a pedagogy of African-Canadian literature. As well as these, there is a selection of poems from Malta by Daniel Massa, Adrian Grima, Norbert Bugeja, Immanuel Mifsud, and Maria Grech Ganado, and essays providing close readings of works by the following authors and filmmakers: Thea Astley, George Elliott Clarke, Alan Duff, Francis Ebejer, Lorena Gale, Romesh Gunesekera, Sahar Khalīfah, Anthony Minghella, Michael Ondaatje, Caryl Phillips, Edgar Allan Poe, Salman Rushdie, Ghādah al-Sammān, Meera Syal, Lee Tamahori. Contributors: Leila Abouzeid, Hoda Barakat, Amrit Biswas, Thomas Bonnici, Stella Borg Barthet, Ivan Callus, Devon Campbell¿Hall, Saviour Catania, George Elliott Clarke, Brian Crow, Pilar Cuder¿Domínguez, Bärbel Czennia, Hilary P. Dannenberg, Pauline Dodgson¿Katiyo, Bernadette Falzon, Daphne Grace, Adrian Grima, Kifah Hanna, Janne Korkka, T. Vijay Kumar, Chantal Kwast¿Greff, Maureen Lynch Pèrcopo, Kevin Stephen Magri, Isabel Moutinho, Melanie A. Murray, Taiwo Oloruntoba¿Oju, Gerhard Stilz, Jesús Varela Zapata, Christine Vogt¿William. Stella Borg Barthet is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Malta. She is the author of papers and book chapters, mostly on Maltese, Australian, and African fiction. Her current research interests include North African and African-American writing.


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