Sister Of My Heart Analysis

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The bond of sisterhood sings a melodious lullaby to sail in the storm
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is a multifarious writer, a poet, novelist and a story teller. Her writings weave around the world of feminism. Divakaruni’s creations are directed mainly towards women of all cadres who share a common experience. This paper ponders the eternal bond between the protagonists in Sister Of My Heart. As a Diasporic writer Chitra Banerjee has caught the ground breaking idea in the bonds between the sisters. The author has beautifully thrown light on the lives of two women ,Anju and Sudha .Anju is the daughter of the traditional Bengal household and Sudha is the daughter of the black sheep of that same family.Suda is docile and startlingly beautiful whereas Anju is not. Despite these differences –Sudha and Anju have been Sisters of the heart bonded in ways even their mothers cannot comprehend. They grow into womanhood as if their fates and their hearts are blended.When a storm arises in their lives in the name of marriage they turn to each other once again
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Key Words Anju , Diaspora, Feminism, Sisterhood, Sudha

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is one of the primo voices of the diasporic writers.She has a pinch of autobiography in all her novels. Her novels are frequently rooted in the complexities of the home. Divakaruni feels that the sisterhood relationship is an eternal bond in women’s life. She fits in all the qualities that a narratologist should possess. She” looks at individual narratives seeking out the recurrent structures which are found within all narratives” (ref.1) She conveys through her protagonists that it is not only the bond by blood but by heart. Divakaruni’s Sister of My Heart is an expansion and a variation on the short story,The Ultra Sound in one of her reputed collection of short stories -Arranged Marriage. Divakaruni focuses on the

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