Ms. S. Monika

Assistant Professor

Department of English

KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology




Chitra Banerjee is the author of fifteen books  including  the  Award  winning  short  story  collection  Arranged  Marriage,  the Novels The Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, Queen of Dreams, The Palace of Illusions. Her work has been translated into eighteen languages and two of her novels The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart have been made into films. Her writings have appeared in various publications including The Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker and have been published in the Best American Short Stories, the O.Henry Prize stories and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. Divakaruni also writes for children. She is the Betty and Gene Mc David Professor of creative writing at the University of Houston.

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Portrayal of Women as a Powerful Force in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Novels