Fluid Identity: what it means to be Bharati Mukherjee’s “Jasmine”
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Fluid Identity: what it means to be Bharati Mukherjee’s “Jasmine”


“We murder who we were so we can rebirth ourselves in the image of our dreams.” (29) This is, for me, the most powerful sentence in Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine. In this one sentence it summarises the story of the novel by embodying the nature of transcontinental lives and living. The main protagonist in Mukherjee’s novel … Continue reading