The first naturalized citizen to win the National Book Critics Circle Award, Bharati Mukherjee (b. 1940), born into a rigid hierarchy as a Bengali Brahmin and raised in the elite of Calcutta society, joined the American masses by choice. This journey from a privileged yet circumscribed life to one of free will and risk supplied the experiences she has turned into literature. From her first interview, originally published over three decades ago in her native tongue Bengali in the Calcutta journal Desh and appearing here for the first time in English, to an in-depth interview in 2007 granted specifically for this collection, this volume provides a candid look at the woman who has been called the grande dame of diasporic Indian literature.Maybe thata#39;s exactly what Ia#39;ve been saying about how scraps of conversation during certain periods will feed themselves into the book. It all seems appropriate ; I know how to use it all. Or every face will ... But ita#39;s not the same physiological change that happens to me when Ia#39;m writing fiction that Ia#39;m really satisfied with. Essays seem to me to be coming out of a different part of my brain. Ita#39;s not that sameanbsp;...
|Title||:||Conversations with Bharati Mukherjee|
|Author||:||Bharati Mukherjee, Bradley C. Edwards|
|Publisher||:||Univ. Press of Mississippi - 2009|