Authored By: S. N. Misra
Year of Publication: 2019
|Pages: 164||Binding: Hardback(HB)|
Category: Literary Criticism & Theory
|Price in Rs. 560.00||Price in (USA) $. 44.8|
This bookexplores the five novels of Divakaruni, Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, Vine of Desire, Queen of Dreams and Oleander Girl. Generally her characters of the novels are set in Kolkata,and in the Bay Area of California.She is a perfect interpreter of a cultural multiplicity of India. Her novels reflect Indian, especially Bengali cultural traditions of India in an intimate family garb closely related to social, cultural and psychological norms pertainingto food, clothes and tradition. These novels show the immigrants who face cultural predicaments in the foreign land. Though the characters of the novels stick to their own cultural beliefs and customs, but they imbibe the cultural ways of the host country too. These novels depict the issues of Divakaruni’s own cultural location in West Bengal in India. She has faithfully projected Indian culture and tradition in realistic terms in these novels. Foregrounding the issues of multiculturalism, post colonialism, and globalization with a focus on the American culture, and people this book analyses the negotiations which take place at the site of cross-cultural encounters in the select novels of Divakaruni.
Dr. Savita Yadav is at present serving as a Assistant Professor of English at Chaudhary Charan Singh Mahavidyalaya, Barabanki, affiliated to Ram Manohar Lohia Awadh University, Faizabad (Uttar Pradesh). She is also working as an Evaluator in IGNOU. Formerly she was an Assistant Professor of English and Value Education, in SRM University, Ghaziabad. She has been awarded Ph.D. (English) 2017 from Lucknow University. She has written many literary and critical articles on the various topics. She writes poems both in Hindi and English. Her articles and poems have been published in various magazines and the journals.