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Bharati Mukherjee

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Mukherjee in June 2004

Bharati Mukherjee (July 27, 1940 – January 28, 2017) was an American writer. She was a professor in the department of English at the University of California, Berkeley. She was known for her books about the experiences of being an immigrant. She was well known for her book Jasmine (1989).

Mukherjee was born in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. She later studied in the U.S. and Canada. She was married to writer Clark Blaise. They had two children.

Mukherjee died from problems caused by rheumatoid arthritis and takotsubo cardiomyopathy on January 28, 2017 in Manhattan. She was 76.[1][2]


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  1. Grimes, William (February 1, 2017). "Bharati Mukherjee, Writer of Immigrant Life, Dies at 76". The New York Times. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  2. "Novelist Bharati Mukherjee passes away". India Live Today. February 1, 2017. Archived from the original on February 4, 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2017.