Bharati Mukherjee Summary

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Abstract: Bharati Mukherjee started writing in the late 1970s and still proves her mettle through her novels and short stories. The middle man and other stories by Bharati Mukherjee focuses on the challenges of early immigrants. Bharati Mukherjee herself got involved so much that she went to the extent of developing one story “Jasmine” into a full - fledged novel. The collection of short stories helps the readers to gather valuable inputs about the struggle for survival and the ultimate triumph of early immigrants.
I. Introduction
Diasporic literature got a shot in the arm with the arrival of Bharati Mukherje in the 70s. Bharati Mukherjee is at her best in both her novels and short stories. The collection of short stories “The middle man and other stories” got the National Book Critics award for Bharati Mukherjee. The middle man and other stories is taken for analysis by the author as it depicts the immense hardships faced by immigrants in their quest for identity and survival.
One of the stories in the collection “Fighting for the rebound” is slightly complex and as a result puzzling for the readers. Bhartati Mukherjee uses I person narrative in this story to make it appealing to the readers.
All is not well between the two characters, Blanquita and the narrator, whose name is revealed as Griffin slightly later in the story. Blanquita is slightly inclined towards the pet cat Marcos that helps her in overcoming depression to a certain extent.
Once an immigrant
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