India, 1947. In a rural village in Bengal live three sisters, daughters of a well-respected doctor.
Priya, Deepa ans Jamini
Theirs is a home of love and safety, a refuge from the violent events taking shape in the nation. Then their father is killed during a riot, and even their neighbors turn against them, bringing the events of their country closer to home.
When the partition of India is officially decided, a drastic--and dangerous--change is in the air. India is now for Hindus, Pakistan for Muslims. The sisters find themselves separated from one another, each on different paths. They fear for what will happen to not just themselves, but each other.
Such is the premise of her latest novel Independence: A novel
Master in her craft of spinning worlds out of words, Chitra Banerjee will visit the Shelfebook bookstore at Select City walk Saket om 1st February for a signing and meet-greet session from 3pm.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian-born American author, poet, and the Betty and Gene McDavid Professor of Writing at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.
Divakaruni's works are largely set in India and the United States, and often focus on the experiences of South Asian immigrants. She writes for children as well as adults, and has published novels in multiple genres, including realistic fiction, historical fiction, magical realism, myth and fantasy.