Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has mastered many forms of writing- poetry, mythological retellings, essays and stories. Her fiction explores history and magical realism with a strong undercurrent of feminism. It deals largely with the experiences of South Asian women and immigrants. She has written many books among Sister of My Heart, Oleander Girl, Palace of Illusions, and One Amazing Thing. Also, Her books have all been adapted into movies and television dramas. Her short story collection, Arranged Marriage, won the American Book Award in 1995.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s writing focuses on giving a voice to women’s perspectives in Indian Mythology. Her writing sheds new light on the fierce female characters of Indian Scriptures. Feminist women writers such as Mahasweta Devi and Ismat Chughtai influenced have inspired Chitra’s writings.
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