Journey of Characters in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s “One Amazing Thing”


  • Neha - Research Scholar Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur, India New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Dr. Kalpana Rajput Professor Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University Jaipur, India.


cultural issues, trauma, one amazing thing, earthquake, immigrant, race



Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s novel One Amazing Thing creates a different way of the memories flowing into the present and serving to boost the will to survive. Individuals from different places in this novel have been dislocated sooner or later of time and they come together by chance/destiny because of a natural disaster. Writers' own experience with Hurricane in Houston in 2005 drove her to retain and recollect the experience. The situation of second-generation immigrants is all the more confounding and since they are groomed in the bilingual and bicultural environment, they confront an intense cultural issue. One Amazing Thing is just like the Chaucer’s Prologue to the Canterbury Tales. Nine people's group was trapped in the visa office of the Indian Consulate in an American city after an earthquake, they all people wait to be rescued or die they decide to share one amazing thing about their life. The present paper intends to explore the themes of trauma, earthquake, race, cultural issues and true stories of characters by the author in her novel -One Amazing Thing.



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-, N., & Rajput, D. K. (2019). Journey of Characters in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s “One Amazing Thing”. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(7), 9. Retrieved from