being a woman writer
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.."
Inspired by her mother, Mukherjee believes that her writing can have a lasting impact.
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"
Relating to Bharati's Work
Perspectives on American Literature
Biography, links and analysis
Postcolonial Studies at Emory