‘When we silence the multiplicity of voices, what are we left with?’: Writer Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

This Article First Appeared In Indianexpress On Feb 24, 2023

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s latest novel, Independence (Rs 699, HarperCollins), is one in a long series of works that have documented India’s Partition, helping balance a literary scale that has tilted to stories from the partition of Punjab at the time of Independence. A lucid narrative of three sisters who are violently separated after the Partition of Bengal — the other state that suffered under Cyril Radcliff’s idiosyncrasy — Independence is a story of love, ambition, envy and innocence. We catch up with the author to know more about the novel’s genesis.

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