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being a woman writer

"it's certainly not a conscious decision to write as a woman writer but I find that quite naturally my main protagonists are rather strong women who assert themselves sometimes physically and always very emotionally.."
Bharati Mukherjee

Inspired by her mother, Mukherjee believes that her writing can have a lasting impact.
"I use my mother who in her very, very quiet way in a hostile crowded household in Calcutta made sure no matter what the physical cost to her body that we three sisters got the best education. That's the kind of feminism, quiet but full of action, that I've adopted as my motto. What I want to do is change the world, make people alert to the good and, the bad and if at all possible, provoke them to see everyday life in a fresh way and then make it happen through social action, political action in real life after they've finished my novel"
Bharati Mukherjee

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