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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Poetry, Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20000906, 20000315

The award-winning poet and writer of fiction and creative non-fiction, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, talks about her novel, Sister of My Heart, which delves into the binding relationship between the two main female characters of the book. Winner of the American Book Award in 1996 for her collection of short stories, Arranged Marriage and critical acclaim for her first novel,  The Mistress of Spices, Divakaruni once again weaves folklore and folktales into her fiction as she contrasts the cultures of old India with America. She also reads from her poetry and talks about her work with MAITRI, a helpline for South Asian women.

| Subject Matter: Folklore, India, Culture | Interview Year: 2000 | Genre: Poetry, Fiction | Awards: American Book Award |

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