Women characters in the novels of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni A search for self identity, M Suchita

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Content: Mishra 242 Bibliography Primary Sources Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee. The Mistress of Spices. London: Black Swan. 2005.Print. ---. Sister of My Heart. Newyork: Anchor Books, 1999.Print. ---. The Vine of Desire. Newyork: Anchor Books, 2003.Print. ---. Queen of Dreams. New Delhi: Abacus, 2005. Print. ---. The Palace of Illusions. New Delhi: Picador India, 2008.Print ---. One Amazing Thing. London: Penguin Books.2010.Print. ---. Oleander Girl. New Delhi: Penguin Viking, 2013. Print. Secondary Sources Abrams, M.H. A Glossary of Literary Terms. 10th ed. New Delhi: Cengage Learning India Private Limited, 2012. Print. Agarwal, Ritu R. "Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's Sister of My Heart". Journal of English language teaching and Literary Studies. July-December. 2013. Web. 26 Aug 2014. Agrawal, Beena. women writers and Indian Diaspora. New Delhi: Authors Press, 2011. Print. Agrawal, Malti, ed. English literature: Voices of Indian Diaspora. New Delhi: Atlantic, 2009. Print. Ashcroft, Bill. Post Colonial Transformation. London and New York: Routledge 2001. Bagchi, Jasodhara ed. Indian Women: Myth and Reality. Hyderabad: Sangam Books, 1995. Print. Banerjee, Soumyajyoti & Amrita Basu. "Understanding the Nation: Mystifying, De-Mystifying India in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's Queen of Dreams". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL of English Language & Translation Studies 2.3 (2014): 128-138. Print. http://www.eltsjournal.org
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