The Cross-Culture Wars
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The New York Times
Redolent with myth and symbol, Desirable Daughters is a signature work that shows why Mukherjee is the literary mother of the young Indian writers now flourishing in the West.
Of Bengali origin, Bharati Mukherjee was born in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. She later traveled with her parents to Europe after Independence, only returning to Calcutta in the early 1950s. There she attended the Loreto School, Kolkata. She received her...