WorldCat Identities

Mukherjee, Bharati

Works: 97 works in 616 publications in 14 languages and 17,867 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Historical fiction  History  Biography  Humorous fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9499.3.M77, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Bharati Mukherjee
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Bharati Mukherjee
Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee( Book )

103 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But the force of Jasmine's desires propels her explosively into a larger, more dangerous, and ultimately more life-giving world. In just a few years, Jasmine becomes Jane Ripplemeyer, happily pregnant by a middle-aged Iowa banker and the adoptive mother of a Vietnamese refugee. Jasmine's metamorphosis, with its shocking upheavals and its slow evolutionary steps, illuminates the making of an American mind; but even more powerfully, her story depicts the shifting contours of an America being transformed by her and others like her -- our new neighbors, friends, and lovers. In Jasmine, Bharati Mukherjee has created a heroine as exotic and unexpected as the many worlds in which she lives."--Page 4 of cover
Desirable daughters : a novel by Bharati Mukherjee( Book )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the journeys of three Brahmin women as they follow divergent paths from their home in Calcutta and a rigid Indian society to seek new lives for themselves on two separate continents
The middleman and other stories by Bharati Mukherjee( Book )

64 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told by fictional immigrants, the tales of arrival and survival spun by Mukherjee's protagonists often paralyze the reader with their realism. They come from Italy, Trinidad, Israel, Vietnam, Afghanistan, the Philippines and elsewhere to build new lives in such places as Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Manhattan and Miami. For all the troubles the immigrants endure, Mukherjee's portrayal of them as dauntless participants in the American experiment serves to empower them. Even as she's being raped by her employer, Jasmine, a housekeeper from Trinidad, ponders that she has "no nothing other than what she wanted to invent and tell."
The holder of the world by Bharati Mukherjee( Book )

49 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her luminous new novel, Bharati Mukherjee creates a vivid, complex tale about the dislocation and transformation that arise in the face of a meeting of cultures: the terrain she has so brilliantly made her own in her acclaimed novels and stories. Here, in The Holder of the World, we witness an unlikely and intriguing meeting of two worlds, the Puritan American and the Mughal Indian. In a startling commingling of history and imagination, Mukherjee lights up the making and very nature of the American consciousness
Miss new India by Bharati Mukherjee( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taken under the wing of an expat teacher for her ambition and talent, Anjali Bose hopes to escape unfavorable prospects and falls in with a crowd of young people in Bangalore, where she endeavors to confront her past and reinvent herself
The tree bride : a novel by Bharati Mukherjee( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling to reconcile with her estranged husband, Tara Chatterjee relates the story of an East Bengali ancestor who married a tree at the age of five and who grew up to be a nationalist freedom fighter against the British Raj
Leave it to me by Bharati Mukherjee( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jilted by her boyfriend, Debby DiMartino burns down his house. Surprised by her violence, Debby seeks to learn who she really is. Born in India, she was adopted by a couple from Schenectady, New York. Debby discovers her mother was an American hippie who had an affair with an Indian serial killer, whom she subsequently denounced. Next time Debby becomes violent with a man, she knows why. By an Indian-American writer, author of The Holder of the World
The tiger's daughter by Bharati Mukherjee( Book )

36 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Tara Banerjee Cartwright, the heroine of this elegant first novel, returns to her native Calcutta for a summer, she finds she must not only become an intermediary between two cultures but also bear witness to the downfall of her own class. Tara is the adored, beautiful, and intellectually gifted daughter of Bengal Tiger Banerjee, a wealthy tobacco manufacturer, who is, in turn, descended from Hari Lal, a poet and physician who once quelled a Hindu-Moslem riot. Tiger Banerjee has sought to broaden his daughter's horizons by sending her to Vassar and to graduate school in America, where she has met her American husband, David Cartwright. Tara's trip home forces her to come to terms with her two worlds--and the growing realization that the Brahmin class to which she was born is about to undergo a siege and possibly suffer ultimate defeat. The Banerjees' house on Camac Street, cooled every hour by a spray of scented rose water, symbolizes the elegant, protected atmosphere in which Tara grew up. Outside, in the bustling alleys of Calcutta, starving naked children eat yoghurt and rice off the sidewalks and swarms of hoodlums call for revolution. Tara, who adores her handsome if naive father and her religious mother, is shocked at her own feelings of distaste for aspects of her heritage--the funeral pyres, the teeming life of the slums, and the intensity of the masses' needs. Bharati Mukherjee, who writes with delicate irony and sharp-eyed perception, has painted a memorable portrait of a refined yet aware young woman who is entirely sensible to the anomalies of her position. As Tara strives to recall her husband's liberal ideas, she at the same time views with sympathy the absurdity and vulnerability of her high-caste friends' lives. 'While her personal story remains the foreground of the novel, it is the fate of her class and all of India that hangs in the balance. Sensitive to the vibrations, the sounds, and the smells of Indian life, Bharati Mukherjee has given her novel a special texture--like that of the silk lining to a rajah's pocket. Her vision of India's destiny hovers--slightly off center--always quizzical and penetrating."--Jacket
Days and nights in Calcutta by Clark Blaise( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wife by Bharati Mukherjee( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimple Dasgupta had set her heart on marrying a neurosurgeon, but her father was looking for engineers in the matrimonial adds. So begins the wry story of an obedient daughter of middle-class Indian parents who is about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Driven first to shock and then to despair, Dimple lives in a waking dream. And when her fantasies take a violent turn, she wonders where wishes end and reality begins. Dimple Dasgupta asserts her identity and independence in the alien and threatening ordeal of life in New York City
The best American short stories, 1989( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"100 other distinguished short stories of the year 1988": pages [326]-329
Darkness by Bharati Mukherjee( Book )

37 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American short stories, 1985( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American short stories, 1987 by Ann Beattie( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mixture of the works of new writers and well-known talents, this anthology of outstanding short stories features fiction by Margaret Atwood, Sue Miller, and authors whose works appeared in literary magazines or large-circulation periodicals
Bharati Mukherjee : critical perspectives by Emmanuel S Nelson( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world of ideas( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In wide-ranging conversations, thirteen celebrated literary figures from six nations discuss their work, politics, morals, and the future of American society
Bharati Mukherjee : conquering America by Bharati Mukherjee( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Bharati Mukherjee and Bill Moyers discuss America's Asian immigrants, of whom she is one, and the struggles of the enculturation process
Bill Moyers: Genesis : a living conversation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moyers leads small-group discussions on the Book of Genesis with people of diverse backgrounds, professions, and faith traditions
The sorrow and the terror : the haunting legacy of the Air India tragedy by Clark Blaise( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and French and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructie van de door extremistische Sikhs uitgevoerde bomaanslag op een Indiaas verkeersvliegtuig, dat op 23 juni 1985 neerstortte voor de kust van Ierland
Miss new India by Bharati Mukherjee( Recording )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taken under the wing of an expat teacher for her ambition and talent, Anjali Bose hopes to escape unfavorable prospects and falls in with a crowd of young people in Bangalore, where she endeavors to confront her past and reinvent herself
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.11 for The best A ... to 0.81 for Home elsew ...)

Desirable daughters : a novelThe middleman and other storiesThe holder of the worldMiss new IndiaThe tree bride : a novelLeave it to meThe tiger's daughterDays and nights in Calcutta
Alternative Names
Bharati Mukherjee.

Bharati Mukherjee 1940-...

Bharati Mukherjee 1940-2017

Bharati Mukherjee Amerikaans schrijfster

Bharati Mukherjee Autor

Bharati Mukherjee écrivain américaine

Bharati Mukherjee indiai születésű amerikai író

Bharati Mukherjee Indian-American writer

Bharati Mukherjee indisch-US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Blaise, Bharati Mukherjee.

Blaise, Bharati Mukherjee 1940-

Blaise, Bharati Mukherjee 1940-2017

Mukherjee, Bharati 1940-

Mukherjee Blaise, Bharati 1940-

Mukherjee Blaise, Bharati 1940-2017

بهاراتی مخرجی

भारती मुख़र्जी इंडियन अमेरिकन लेखक

ভারতী মুখার্জী ভারতীয় আমেরিকান লেখক

భారతీ ముఖర్జీ ఇండియన్ అమెరికన్ రచయిత్రి

ಭಾರತಿ ಮುಖರ್ಜಿ

ഭാരതി മുഖർജി

ムーカジ, バーラティ