Quest for Identity and Search for Roots in Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine
Bharati Mukherjee, the author of six novels, two collections of short stories, and a smattering of nonfiction works,reflects personal experience in crossing cultural boundaries in her almost all writings.The state of exile, a sense of loss, the pain of separation, anddisorientation makeBharati Mukherjee’s novel, Jasmine "a quest for identity and search for the roots” in an alien land. This paper discusses how the protagonist of the novel, undergoes several transformations during her life journey in America, which results in a fluid state of identity.
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