Desirable Daughters

Desirable Daughters

A Novel

Book - 2002 | 1st ed
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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.
Publisher: New York : Theia, ©2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780786865987
0786865989
Call Number: FICTION MUKHERJEE 2002
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 25 cm

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This 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.


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 23, 2014

This is a masterful meditation on marriage and family ties. The story begins in a Bengali village in 1879, where the narrator’s ancestor, five-year-old Tara Lata, is married to a tree after her thirteen-year-old husband-to-be dies of a snake bite on their wedding day. The novel ends 120 years later, when Tara Bhattacharjee, the youngest of three sisters of a Brahmin family returns to the same village. Mukherjee tells a larger story about Indians in India and in the U.S.A., about class, history and changing consciousness.

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