Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Pdf
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Anju is the daughter of a prominent upper-caste Calcutta family. Sudha, her cousin, is the daughter of the family’s black sheep. Sudha is breathtakingly attractive; Anju is not. Despite their differences, Sudha and Anju have been heart sisters since the day they were born, the same day their dads died – unexpectedly and violently. The two girls grow into maturity as if their fates and hearts have been fused, a bond that even their mothers cannot grasp.
But that bond is broken when Sudha discovers a nasty family secret. The girls are experiencing suspicion and distrust for the first time in their lives. Sudha and Anju’s lives diverge after they are forced into arranged marriages. Sudha marries into a strict small-town family and becomes the loyal daughter-in-law. Anju and her new husband move to America, where she learns to live her own private life. When tragedy strikes each of them, they realize that they have only one other to turn to, despite their distance and marriage.
This exceptionally compelling novel, set in the two worlds of San Francisco and India, recounts a story that is both familiar and foreign, capturing listeners from the first minute with the beautiful prose we have come to anticipate from Divakaruni. Sister of My Heart is destined to be as well-loved as it is well-received.
About the Author
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the author of 18 books that have won awards. The Indian experience, contemporary America, women, immigration, history, myth, and the joys and hardships of living in a heterogeneous environment are among her subjects. Her writing has appeared in more than 100 publications and anthologies, and it has been translated into 29 languages, including Dutch, Hebrew, Hindi, and Japanese. She has received various honours, including an American Academy Award.
The international Premio Scanno Prize and the Book Award Divakaruni also write for young adults and youngsters. Oleander Girl is her most recent book (Simon and Schuster, 2013). Before We Visit the Goddess (about three generations of women—grandmother, mother, and daughter—each pondering the issue of “what does it mean to be a successful woman”) is her next novel. Simon & Schuster, April 2016.)
The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart, two of her books, have been adapted into films. One Amazing Thing and Palace of Illusions, two of her works, have been optioned. Arranged Marriage, a collection of her stories, has been turned into a play.
She was born in India and immigrated to the United States to further her education, earning a master’s degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.
She is currently a professor at the University of Houston’s nationally ranked Creative Writing program. She is a member of the Advisory Boards of Maitri in the Bay Area and Daya in Houston, both of which support South Asian or South Asian American women who are victims of domestic violence. She’s also associated with Pratham, an organization in India that helps educate children (particularly those living in slums).
She has served as a judge for a number of prominent awards, including the National Book Award and the PEN Faulkner Award. She and her husband Murthy live in Houston and have two kids, Anand and Abhay (names she has used in her children’s books).