Shift in perspective: Panchaali’s Life and Her Struggle for Identity as in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Palace of Illusions.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian American writer. She was born on 29 July 1956 in Calcutta, India. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning and bestselling author, poet, activist and professor of English at The University of Houston. She was educated at Loreto house and Presidency College, Calcutta. Divakaruni’s work has been published in over fifty magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s and The New Yorker and her writing has been included in over thirty anthologies. While many of her novels are written for adults, she has also written the first two books in a juvenile fantasy series called The Brotherhood for the Conch which, like many of her adult novels, takes place in India and draws on the culture and folklore of that region.
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