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Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee 1956-

Overview
Works: 111 works in 758 publications in 25 languages and 23,832 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  History  Short stories  Folklore  Picture books  Poetry  Drama 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: PS3554.I86, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The mistress of spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

130 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magic realism tale on Tilo, a woman from India who is given immortality by the gods as long as she remains chaste. In her old age Tilo ends up in California, running a spice shop and helping immigrants. One day enters Raven, a handsome American, and Tilo transforms herself into a beautiful woman for a night of love. Now she must pay the price
Sister of my heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

77 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 1,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anju is the daughter of an upper-caste Calcutta family of distinction. Sudha is the daughter of the black sheep of that same family. Sudha is startlingly beautiful; Anju is not. Despite these differences, since the day the two girls were born--the same day their fathers died, mysteriously and violently--Sudha and Anju have been sisters of the heart. Bonded in ways even their mothers cannot comprehend, the two girls grow into womanhood as if their fates, as well as their hearts, are merged. When Sudha learns a dark family secret, that connection is threatened. For the first time in their lives, the girls know what it is to feel suspicion and distrust--Sudha, because she feels a new shame that she cannot share with Anju; and Anju, because she discovers the seductive power of her sister's beauty, a power Sudha herself is incapable of controlling. When, due to a change in family fortune, the girls are urged into arranged marriages, their lives take opposite turns. One travels to America, and one remains in India; both have lives of secrets. When tragedy strikes both of them, however, they discover that, despite distance and marriage, they must turn to each other once again
The conch bearer : a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

44 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In India, a healer invites twelve-year-old Anand to join him on a quest to return a magical conch to its safe and rightful home, high in the Himalayan mountains
Queen of dreams : a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

36 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rakhi, a young artist living in Berkeley, California, finds herself caught between the turmoil of life in America in the wake of September 11th and the India of her mother, a woman with the ability to share and interpret the dreams of others
One amazing thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late afternoon in a passport and visa office in California, nine people are in the office when an earthquake rips through the building trapping these nine together struggling to survive
Oleander girl : [a novel] by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoying a sheltered childhood with adoring grandparents but troubled by the silence surrounding her parents' deaths, 17-year-old Korobi is prompted by a love note among her mother's possessions and a fiance's shattering revelation to travel from India to post-September 11 America in search of her true identity
The palace of illusions : a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

39 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel traces the life of Panchaali, beginning with her magical birth in fire as the daughter of a king before following her spirited balancing act as a woman with five husbands who have been cheated out of their father's kingdom. Panchaali is swept into their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at the brothers sides through years of exile and a terrible civil war. Meanwhile, she has stratagems to take over control of her household from her mother-in-law, a complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna, and a secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands'most dangerous enemy
Arranged marriage : stories by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

40 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories on Indian women in the U.S. In Clothes, a bride's fairy-tale vision of America is shattered when her husband who runs a convenience store is murdered and she must face the future on her own, while in The Word Love, a woman's affair with a married man ruins her relationship with her mother
The vine of desire : a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

47 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Continues the story of Anju and Sudha, the two young women at the center of Divakaruni's bestselling novel Sister of My Heart. Far from Calcutta, the city of their childhood, and after years of living separate lives, Anju and Sudha rekindle their friendship in America."--Jacket
The unknown errors of our lives : stories by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

39 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories set in India explores the adjustment of immigrants to a foreign land, the accommodations families make to the differences between generations, and the struggle to find a balance between the pull of home and the promise of change
Before we visit the goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A beautiful, powerful new novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spies about three generations of mothers and daughters who must discover their greatest source of strength in one another--a masterful, brilliant tale of a family both united and torn apart by ambition and love. The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family's situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity soon proves dangerous after the girl makes a single, unforgivable misstep. Years later, Sabitri's own daughter, Bela, haunted by her mother's choices, flees abroad with her political refugee lover--but the America she finds is vastly different from the country she'd imagined. As the marriage crumbles and Bela is forced to forge her own path, she unwittingly imprints her own child, Tara, with indelible lessons about freedom, heartbreak, and loyalty that will take a lifetime to unravel. In her latest novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni explores the complex relationships between mothers and daughters, and the different kinds of love that bind us across generations. Before We Visit the Goddess captures the gorgeous complexity of these multi-generational and transcontinental bonds, sweeping across the twentieth century from the countryside of Bengal, India, to the streets of Houston, Texas--an extraordinary journey told through a sparkling symphony of voices"--
Neela, victory song by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1939, twelve-year-old Neela meets a young freedom fighter at her sister's wedding and soon after must rely on his help when her father fails to return home from a march in Calcutta against British occupation
Grandma and the great gourd : a Bengali folk tale by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On her way to visit her daughter on the other side of the jungle, Grandma encounters a hungry fox, bear, and tiger, and although she convinces them to wait for her return trip, she still must find a way to outwit them all
The mirror of fire and dreaming : a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As twelve-year-old Anand continues his studies to become a full-fledged member of The Brotherhood of the Conch, he journeys back to Moghul times, where he encounters powerful sorcerors, spoiled princes, noble warriors, and evil jinns
One amazing thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late afternoon in a passport and visa office in California, nine people are in the office when an earthquake rips through the building trapping these nine together struggling to survive
Leaving Yuba City : new and selected poems by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leaving Yuba City, is a deeply affecting collection that explores images about India and the Indian experience in America - from the adventures of going to a convent school in India run by Irish nuns to the history of the earliest Indian immigrants in the United States." "Groups of interlinked poems are divided into six sections; peopled by many of the same characters, they explore a variety of themes. Divakaruni is particularly interested in how different art forms can influence and inspire each other, and there are series of poems based on paintings by Francesco Clemente; on photographs by Raghubir Singh; and on Indian films, including Mira Nair's Salaam Bombay! and Satyajit Ray's Ghare Baire. As with all of her writing, these poems deal with the experiences of women and their struggle to find identities for themselves."--Jacket
Black candle : poems about women from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this newly expanded edition of poetry, award-winning author Chitra Divakaruni paints moving, palpable portraits of South Asain Women. Honest and heartfelt, Black Candle is a sumptuous feast."--Jacket
The palace of illusions : [a novel] by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel traces the princess Panchaali's life, beginning with her birth in fire and following her spirited balancing act as a woman with five husbands who have been cheated out of their father's kingdom
Shadowland : a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A search to find the magical conch shell and restore it to its proper home deep in the Himalayas sends Anand and Nisha to the bleak futuristic city of Coal, where the air and water are polluted and the upper classes live in luxury under hermetically sealed domes
The conch bearer by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Recording )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In India, a healer invites twelve-year-old Anand to join him on a quest to return a magical conch to its safe and rightful home, high in the Himalayan mountains
 
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Alternative Names
Banerjee Divakaruni, Chintra 1956-

Banerjee Divakaruni, Chitra

Banerjee Divakaruni Chitra 1956-....

Chitra B. Divakaruni 1956-....

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 1956-....

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni scrittrice e poetessa statunitense

Divakaruni, Chitra 1956-

Divakaruni Chitra Banerjee

Divakaruni, Chitra Lekha Banerjee 1956-

Diṿaḳaruni, Tsʹiṭrah Banergʹi 1956-

Kārūnī, Shītra 1956-

Shītra Kārūnī

דיוואקרונ׳, צ׳יטרה בנרג׳י

דיוואקרוני, צ׳יטרה בנרג׳י

דיוואקרוני, צ׳יטרה בנרג׳י 1956-

דיוואקרוני, צʹיטרה בנרגʹי 1956-

דיוקרוני, צ'יטרה בנרג'י, 1956-

شيترا ديفاكاروني، 1956-

چترا بینرجی دیواکرونی

चित्रा बैनर्जी दिवाकरूणी

ਚਿਤਰਾ ਬੈਨਰਜੀ ਦਿਵਾਕਰੂਣੀ

디바카루니, 치트라 바네르지 1956-

ディヴァカルニー, チットラ・バネルジー

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Sister of my heartThe conch bearer : a novelQueen of dreams : a novelOne amazing thingThe palace of illusions : a novelArranged marriage : storiesThe vine of desire : a novelThe unknown errors of our lives : stories