Diasporic Elements in Bharati Mukherjee’s Desirable Daughters
Feminine Sensibility required women to show various qualities in their behaviour such as modesty, pity, and obedient which highlight the moral standard for women. This is a story of such a women character that is tossed between two different cultures. The novel also focuses on the attitude of three sisters, Tara,
Padma and Parvathi. Bharati Mukherjee portrays the themes of changing identity, western feminism versus Indian tradition and self-discovery, these three themes are interrelated as Tara Lata and her sisters attempt to resolve for themselves their true identities and set out to apply newly adopted values in their lives, they progress as individuals and end up discovering more about themselves. By depicting in detail the complex difficulties confronting these women, Mukherjee also illustrates the underlying vulnerabilities.