A Partial List of Critical Essays Written on Divakaruni's Works

Albert, Janice. "How now, my metal of India?" English Journal Sept 1997: 99-100

Abcarian, Richard and Marvin Klotz. “Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.” In Literature: The Human Experience, 9th edition. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006: 1544.

Aldana, Frederick Luis. “Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: The Unknown Errors of Our Lives.” World Literature Today. University of Oklahoma. 1 Jan 2002. 

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: A Bibliographic Review of Resources for Teachers. Buley-Meissner, Mary Louise // Asian American Literature Discourse & Pedagogies; Jan2010, Vol. 1, p42. (The article reviews several books by Indian writer Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni including Arranged Marriage, The Mistress of Spices and Shadowland.)

Bookrags Literature Guide, “Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter.”

Guiyou Huang, ed. Asian American Autobiographers: a Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook. Westport. CT: Greenwood Press, 2001. 67-74.

Asian American Stories and Literary Theory: A Reading of Chitra Divakaruni's "The Word Love." Davis, Rocio G. // American Book Review;Nov/Dec 2009, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p 9. (Discusses the book "Arranged Marriage," by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni)

Davis, Rocío G. “Everyone’s Story: Narrative You in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s ‘The Word Love.’” Asian American Literature in the International Context: Readings on Fiction, Poetry, and Performance. Ed. Rocío G. Davis and Sämi Ludwig. Münster:LIT Verlag, 2001. 173-183

Chakravarti, Devasree and Ghanshyam, G. A. Shifting Identities: Re-invention of the Self in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's The Mistress of Spices. Writers Editors Critics. Mar2012, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p79

Johnson, Sarah Anne. “Writing outside the Lines.” Writer 117(3):20 Mar 2004.

X.J. Kennedy et al. The Bedford Reader, 10th edition. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007: 446.

Rastogi, Pallavi. Pedagogical Strategies in Discussing Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Arranged Marriage. Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies. 1 (2010) 35-41.

Somdatta Mandal, “Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni,” in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 323, South Asian Writers in English, edited by Fakrul Alam, Gale, 2006, pp. 112-122.

Malathy, R. "Quest for Identity in Chitra Divakaruni's Queen of Dreams and Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake." Language in India. Volume 12: 9 Sept. 2012. 

Leach, Laurie. "Conflict over Privacy in Indo-American Short Fiction." Ethnicity and the American Short Story. Ed. Julie Brown. NY: Garland, 1997, 197-211.

Merlin, Lara. “The Mistress of Spices.” World Literature Today. University of Oklahoma. 1 Jan 1998.

Newton, Pauline T. Transcultural Women of Later Twentieth Century U.S. American Literature. Ashgate Publishing, 2005.

Claire Robinson, Critical Essay on “Meeting Mrinal,” in Short Stories for Students, Thomson Gale, 2007

Simal, Begona and Elizabetta Marino, eds. Transnational, National and Personal Voices: New Perspectives on Asian American and Asian Diasporic Women Writers. Piscataway, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2004. 151-175. 

B. Sudipta. "The immigrant narrative in the writings of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni." Critical Essays in Diasporic Writing, ed. K. Balachandran. New Delhi: Arise, 2008.

D. Dhanalakshmi,  "Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's Sister of My Heart : tension between Indian culture and western philosophy." Critical Essays in Diasporic Writing, ed. K. Balachandran. New Delhi: Arise, 2008..

K.S. Dhanam. "Negotiation with the new culture: a study of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's The Mistress of Spices Critical Essays in Diasporic Writing, ed. K. Balachandran. New Delhi: Arise, 2008.

Softsky, Elizabeth. “Cross Cultural Understanding Spiced with the Indian Diaspora.” Black Issues in Higher Education 14 (15):26. 18 Sep 1997.

Vega-González, Susana. “Negotiating Boundaries in Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices and Naylor’s Mama Day.” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture: A WWWeb Journal: 5.2 (June 2003)

Wald, Catherine. "Ancient Traditions in a New World: Chitra Divakaruni and Ginu Kamani." Poets and Writers 26:5 (1 September, 1998): 54-63.  

Wong, Mitali and Zia Hasan. The Fiction of South Asians in North America and the Caribbean. McFarland & Co., 2004.