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Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748624454

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624454.001.0001

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Assimilation In The (Fictional) Heartland: Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine

Assimilation In The (Fictional) Heartland: Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine

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(p.60) Chapter 2 Assimilation In The (Fictional) Heartland: Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine
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Transatlantic Women's Literature
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Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624454.003.0004

This chapter examines the issue of assimilation in Bharati Mukherjee's 1989 novel Jasmine, exploring how the status of the character of Jasmine as a woman and illegal immigrant impacts upon her transatlantic exploration of space and identity to create conflict as well as apparent resolution in her journey. It highlights the importance of gender and ethnicity in this novel and discusses criticism on Jasmine's immigrant tale because of its familiar location.

Keywords:   Jasmine, Bharati Mukherjee, assimilation, illegal immigrant, transatlantic exploration, space, identity, gender, ethnicity

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