Friday, September 23, 2011

Short story: 'Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter' by Chitra Banjeree Divakaruni

'Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter' by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

An elderly, traditional Indian widow has moved into her American son’s family home. The story follows two days of Mrs Dutta's life, whereby she is in conflict with her new environment and is also struggling with her own fears of detachment, discontentment, and her ever failing attempts to bury these disappointments in order to remain 'properly' faithful to her different New World family.

'Mrs Dutta Writes a Letter' is a beautifully written piece that successfully deals with cultural conflict and self-realisation.

Chitra Banjeree Divakaruni has a great blog for those interested in not only writing but also cooking! Have a read at:

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