How does Bharati Mukherjee depict violent scenes and violent people? How does she make them useful for her thematic purpose?
What evidence is there in Mukherjee’s fiction that its author was a student of Indian mythology and history?
Discuss how Mukherjee uses literary allusions to enrich the meaning of her narratives. (Some writers to bear in mind would be Matthew Arnold, John Keats, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Charlotte Brontë.)
For Mukherjee, what is the impact of American society on the immigrant Indian woman?
In what ways does racism show up in Mukherjee’s work?
How does Mukherjee use the names of characters (for example, Jasmine, Jyoti, Jane) to develop themes in her fiction?