- Name: Bharati Mukherjee
- Born: 07/27/1940
- Died: 01/28/2017 (76 years old)
- Occupation: Professor, novelist, essayist, short story writer, author, fiction writer, non-fiction writer
Bharati Mukherjee (July 27, 1940 – January 28, 2017) was an Indian American writer and professor emerita in the department of English at the University of California, Berkeley. She was the author of a number of novels and short story collections, as well as works of nonfiction.
Birth Name: Bharati Mukherjee
Genre: Novels, short stories, essays, travel literature, journalism.
Birth Place: Calcutta, Bengal Province, British India (present-day Kolkata, West Bengal, India)
Death Place: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Bharati Mukherjee quotes :
I had never walked on the street alone when I was growing up in Calcutta, up to age 20. I had never handled money. You know, there was always a couple of bodyguards behind me, who took care if I wanted... I needed pencils for school, I needed a notebook, they were the ones who were taking out the money. I was constantly guarded.Bharati Mukherjee
As a bookish child in Calcutta, I used to thrill to the adventures of bad girls whose pursuit of happiness swept them outside the bounds of social decency. Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Emma Bovary and Anna Karenina lived large in my imagination. The naughty girls of Hollywood films flirted and knew how to drive.Bharati Mukherjee