About Bharati

Award-winning Indian-born American author Bharati Mukherjee was born in Calcutta (now called Kolkata) in 1940, the second of three daughters born to Bengali-speaking, Hindu Brahmin parents. She lived in a house crowded with 40 or 50 relatives until she was eight, when her father's career brought the family to live in London for several years. Mukherjee is best known for her novels “The Tiger's Daughter” (1971); “Wife” (1975); “Jasmine” (1989); “The Holder of the World” (1993); “Leave It to Me” (1997); “Desirable Daughters” (2002); “The Tree Bride” (2004); and “Miss New India” (2011). Her short story collections and memoirs include “Darkness” (1985);and “The Middleman and Other Stories” (1988. Non Fiction works include: “Days and Nights in Calcutta”; and “The Sorrow and the Terror”. She was the winner of the 1988 National Book Critics Circle Award for “The Middleman and Other Stories”.

More About Bharati:
Emory University Bio
Wikipedia Entry
The Canadian Encyclopedia Entry
Ryerson University Bio
Interview with Bill Moyers on PBS
BBC World Service Bio

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