Bharati Mukherjee as a novelist and a short story writer deals with the problems of The other three stories – “A Wife’s Story”, “The Tenant” and. “Jasmine”-. In this Chapter I have taken up to examine Bharati Mukherjee’s short stories ^ Themes and .. The Tenant, Jasmine and Buried Lives are the only three stories in. Maya Sanyal is the central character in Bharati Mukherjee’s story “The Tenant” and our knowledge of her develops gradually through the author’s use of insights .

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This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. She mkuherjee unable to resist this th even when her rational mind tells her that she is likely to repeat a pattern she had previously rejected as unworthy. The story reaches its climax and the pull of her past becomes irresistible when suddenly one evening Ashoke Mehta calls, and after a brief explanation indicating that they have both had to deal with “the problem” of shedding bharato person, he invites her to come to Hartford, Connecticut.

Maya is called by a force that transcends her perception of the worldview she has carefully constructed since immigrating to America. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. She is the center of attention in her mind and feels in control of her situation, even when she has reacted unconventionally.

A Study Guide for Bharati Mukherjee’s “The Tenant” – Gale, Cengage Learning – Google Books

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Maya feels wistful and warmed by the domestic scene. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Read more Read less. The pivotal event of the story occurs as a result of Maya’s time with Mrs. Paradoxically she is irresistibly pulled back toward the same roots she has intellectually rejected since immigrating to America. She is a newly arrived university teacher in Comparative Literature at Iowa State. Maya’s cultural heritage softly reenters her life when she is invited to visit with an Indian professor from the university who calls to invite her to his home, ostensibly to make her feel welcome in the alien community.

Get to Know Us. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. They begin an immigrant courtship by telephone, and he is masterful at providing all the right “facts” in subsequent conversations. The story leads us through a set of incidents that contrast her “modernity” with her deep desire for the home and family of her youth.

Finally overwhelmed by this powerful attraction, she succumbs and rashly hurries into the very kind of relationship she has scrupulously avoided since her arrival in America.

He is in control from the very first, and Maya is swimming in a sea of emotions. Maya forms opinions of both men and women that are often based on stereotypical images.

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She tells Fran, her local sponsor, “All Indian men are wife beaters. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Maya believes she has rejected the restrictions of her own Indian cultural past and adapted to western culture. She is from a well-to-do Brahmin caste family in India and has been in the USA for over 10 years where she has earned a Ph. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This raises a reflection of her fears that she herself may have become such an outcast because of her marriage to a westerner.


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Indian men are viewed in especially poor light. While Maya’s relationships with women are both observant and cordial, they are normally kept at arm’s length.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. They mukgerjee to meet for two hours in the airport at O’Hare as he passes through on a business trip. The tension caused by this previously unrealized concern sets off a number of impulsive actions that drive Maya toward recapturing her cultural foundations.

Try out his wings” and “No folly is ever lost. Chatterji charms her with an amusing bit of play with a neighborhood child and wonderful abilities in music performance, as well as in the preparation and serving of traditional Indian dishes. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. He makes a lot of money, is widely traveled, is the owner of a house in Hartford, stays in shape, is sensual about food, and enjoys reading.