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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
BornChitralekha Banerjee
(1956-07-29) 29 July 1956 (age 67)[1]
Kolkata, India
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta
Wright State University
University of California, Berkeley
GenrePoetry, short stories, novels; fantasy, young adult, magical realism, historical fiction
Notable worksMistress of Spices
ChildrenAbhay, Anand

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian-American author and poet. She writes for both adults and children. In 1991 her first collection of poems, Black Candle, was published.[2] In 1995 she won the American Book Award for Arranged Marriage: Stories.[3] Her 1997 novel Mistress of Spices was made into a movie.

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Divakaruni was born in Kolkata (earlier known as Calcutta), West Bengal, India. She studied B.A. from the University of Calcutta in 1976. Then she went to the United States to study in Wright State University from where she received a master's degree. In 1985, she received her PhD in English from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  1. "Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni". www.encyclopedia.com.
  2. "Bookslut - An Interview with Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni". www.bookslut.com. Archived from the original on 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-12-31.
  3. "Previous Winners of the American Book Award" (PDF). Retrieved 31 October 2021.