II M.A ENGLISH,
Dr. UMAYAL RAMANATHAN COLLEGE FOR WOMEN,
Indian Diasporic writings help in many ways and is a powerful network connecting the entire globe. Diasporic literature helps in the circulation of information and in solving many problems too. If we looked the diasporic literature in an optimistic way, it helps in creating goodwill, a cordial relationship and in spreading values, virtues and universal peace.
Bharati mukherjee, is a contemporary novelist, short-story writer and critic mukherjee has gone to the extent of contemplating herself as an American writer and not a migrant writer Bharati mukherjee fiction evokes the cultural tensions and identities that her south Asian protagonists suffer, In both North America and India, her characters live amidst the disjunctions of two distinct worlds. In the existential crisis that ensues, a new self emerges-or a series of selves, with multiple answers to the question “who am I?” Mukherjee has many novels to her credit like Tiger’s Daughter, Jasmine, The Holder of the world, Miss New India etc… Wife stands superior to all her other novels. The Novel ‘wife’ is purely a psychological study of the protagonist Dimple who is but a neurotic patient. She can be compared with Anitha Desai’s ‘Maya’ in the novel “cry, the peacock”, like the heroine of the play Desai’s novel; Dimple too kills her husband Amit Basu.