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Bharati Mukherjee (1940–2017)

Author of Jasmine

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Bharati Mukherjee was born in Calcutta, India on July 27, 1940. She received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Calcutta in 1959 and a master's degree from the University of Baroda in 1961. After sending six stories to the University of Iowa, she was accepted into the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She received an M.F.A. in 1963 and a doctorate in comparative literature in 1969 from the University of Iowa. She married fellow student Clark Blaise, a Canadian author, in 1963. They moved to Montreal in 1966, where she taught English at McGill University. They moved back to the United States in 1980. After teaching creative writing at Columbia University, New York University, and Queens College, she taught postcolonial and world literature at the University of California, Berkeley. She wrote numerous books during her lifetime including The Tiger's Daughter, Wife, Darkness, Jasmine, The Holder of the World, Desirable Daughters, The Tree Bride, and Miss New India. In 1988, The Middleman and Other Stories won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. She died from complications of rheumatoid arthritis and takotsubo cardiomyopathy, a stress-induced heart condition, on January 28, 2017 at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Jasmine 786 copies, 17 reviews
Desirable Daughters 453 copies, 8 reviews
The Holder of the World 413 copies, 9 reviews
The Middleman and Other Stories 375 copies, 4 reviews
Miss New India 218 copies, 36 reviews
Leave It to Me 177 copies, 2 reviews
The Tree Bride 174 copies, 5 reviews
Wife 98 copies, 5 reviews
Tiger's Daughter 81 copies, 2 reviews
Darkness 62 copies, 3 reviews
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (Contributor) 683 copies, 2 reviews
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (Contributor) 190 copies, 1 review
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (Contributor) 179 copies, 1 review
From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories (Contributor) 120 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (Contributor) 119 copies

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