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Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee 1956-

Overview
Works: 94 works in 669 publications in 20 languages and 22,870 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Poetry  Drama  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Romance films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3554.I86, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The conch bearer : a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

42 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,989 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
The mistress of spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

123 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,959 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 )

70 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 15 languages and held by 1,916 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
Queen of dreams : a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,556 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 )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,458 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
The palace of illusions : a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a retelling of the ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata, Panchaali, wife of the five legendary Pandavas brothers, chronicles the problems of dealing with five husbands who have been cheated out of their birthright
Oleander girl : [a novel] by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,372 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 vine of desire : a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

46 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,362 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
Arranged marriage : stories by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

38 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,344 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 unknown errors of our lives : stories by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

36 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 1,068 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
Neela, victory song by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 935 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 )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 850 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 6 languages and held by 790 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( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 669 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 497 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
Shadowland : a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and German and held by 367 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 palace of illusions [a novel] by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 332 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
The conch bearer by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Recording )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 269 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
Black candle : poems about women from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 222 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
California uncovered : stories for the 21st century by Khaled Hosseini( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containsa selection of writings by authors of various ethnic backgrounds that provide insights into life in modern-day California, including fiction, literary excerpts, interviews, and poetry
 
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The conch bearer : a novel
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 novelist, short story writer, poet, and essayist

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni scrittrice e poetessa statunitense

Divakaruni, Chitra 1956-

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee

Divakaruni, Chitra Lekha Banerjee 1956-

דיוואקרונ׳, צ׳יטרה בנרג׳י

דיוואקרוני, צ׳יטרה בנרג׳י

דיוואקרוני, צ׳יטרה בנרג׳י 1956-

דיוואקרוני, צ'יטרה בנרג'י 1956-

شيترا ديفاكاروني، 1956-

चित्रा बैनर्जी दिवाकरूणी

ਚਿਤਰਾ ਬੈਨਰਜੀ ਦਿਵਾਕਰੂਣੀ

ディヴァカルニー, チットラ・バネルジー

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The mistress of spicesSister of my heartQueen of dreams : a novelOne amazing thingThe palace of illusions : a novelThe vine of desire : a novelArranged marriage : storiesThe unknown errors of our lives : stories