(Last Updated on : 08/08/2009)
Bharati Mukherjee, born in a period of transition was a sensitive observant of the then socio-political condition. Depicting a particular socio-political condition, the novels of Bharati Mukherjee perceptively depicts the problems of the immigrants who migrated to the other countries after the partition. The status quo of the immigrants in the new place and the hazards and the problems they have to endure is etched out in a convincing mode to portray the contemporary social picture. Sympathized with women, she, in her novels gave credible illustrations, of the predicament of the women in the contemporary society. An essential theme of the novels of Bharati Mukherjee is racism as an important feature in Oriental and Occidental Culture. The novels are the social analysis, where the socio-political condition of both East and West are considered as the chief subject.
- Wife is a touchy story, depicting the plight of a young woman, endeavored to be an ideal wife and finally being unable to endure the suppression of the patriarchal society ultimately kills her husband.
The Tiger`s Daughters :
- The Tiger`s Daughter is the tale of a young girl, after being away for a long time, returns back to India, only to live in dark poverty. The novel at the same time commemorates the novelist`s own experience, who is affected by the poverty and chaos when came back to India.
- Jasmine is the story of hypersensitive women who was widowed in the young age of seventeen, who finally was bound to earn living as a health professional.
The Holder of the World :
- The Holder of the World represents a spatiotemporal connection between the oriental and the Occidental Cultures. The story is told in Hannah`s standpoint, who cane to India from Massachusetts.
Leave it To Me:
- Leave It To Me is the psychoanalysis which deals with a young girl seeks for vengeance to her parents who abandoned her.
: - Darkness is a collection of twelve short stories depicting the difficulties of the Indian immigrants residing bin the United States and Canada.
The Middleman and other stories
: - The middleman and other Short stories depicts the cultural fusion of East and West. The amalgamation of the eastern immigrants residing in West, with Western Culture is one of the major themes of the Book.
Days and Nights in Calcutta
: -Centering on the phenomenon of migration, "Days and Nights" mainly depicts the experiences of the author, when she came back to India after her marriage.
The Sorrow and the Terror
: - The Sorrow and Terror is a poignant story pointing the awful terror based on the racism. Set on the background of air crash in 1985, the sorrow and Terror mainly depicts the racial discrimination in India as an essential feature.