Diasporic Consciousness in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s ‘Sister of My Heart’

  • Ilakkiya.E M.Phil scholar, Sri Vidya Mandir Arts & Science, Uthangarai
  • Senthil kumar.S Assitant professor of English, Sri Vidya Mandir Arts & Science, Uthangarai.


Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian born American writer. Her first collection of stories Arranged Marriage, won an American Book Award, a PEN Josephine Miles Award and a Bay Area Book Reviewers Award. Her major novels include. The Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart and Queen of Dreams. Most of her characters are adventures and explorers rather than refugees and outcasts. Her stories reflect loneliness and unsuccessful relationship as the part of immigrant
women’s life. One of the commonest problems faced by the immigrants is racial discrimination