084f2db8c6 To Bud who is twice her age, Jasmine is warm and supportive. Blood congealed on my hands, my chin, my breasts. However, by migrating to a foreign country as spouses and participating in the labour market to get education and to live for their children, women migrants experienced social and emotional emancipation and financial independence for the first time. While Jasmine tries to re-root herself within the American melting pot, absorbing the American culture and lifestyle, her harrowing past begins to haunt her in the form of the assassin who had murdered her husband in Jullundur whom she spots in the Central Park in Manhattan. We murder who we were so we can rebirth ourselves in the image of dreams" (Mukherjee, 1989: 25).
IJEL Home About IJEL Abstracting & Indexing Editors Instructions for Authors IJEL Articles Archive . Letters of Penance: Writing America in Chinese and the Location of Chinese American Literature pp. Download The Holder of the World - Bharati Mukherjee "An amazing literary feat and a masterpiece of storytelling. There is only an ascending or descending, a moving on to other planes. J. Download Jasmine - Bharati Mukherjee. Like Wylie who barters her husband and child for true happiness, Jasmine too needs to give up a certain kind of home, home-as-comfort, home-as-talisman for regenerating herself into an American immigrant (Drake, 1999).