Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni you will find my Ten favorites of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s quotes. 

About Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning author of 18 books. Among her themes are the Indian experience, contemporary America, women, immigration, history, myth, and living in a multicultural world. Over 100 of her works have been published in magazines and anthologies, including Dutch, Hebrew, Hindi, and Japanese. Numerous awards have been given to her, including an American Award

Award and the international Premio Scanno Prize. Also, Divakaruni writes for children and young adults.

Her latest book is Oleander Girl (Simon and Schuster, 2013). She is working on her upcoming novel Before We Visit the Goddess (about three generations of women who explore the question of “what does being a successful woman mean.” April 2016, Simon & Schuster.)

There have been two movies based on her books, The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart. The rights to her novels One Amazing Thing and Palace of Illusions have been optioned. A play based on her collection of stories, Arranged Marriage, has been produced.

Originally from India, she studied at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a Master’s degree and a Ph.D.

She teaches in the nationally ranked Creative Writing program at the University of Houston. She sits on the Advisory boards of Maitri in the Bay Area and Daya in Houston, organizations that assist South Asian or South Asian American women in abusive situations. Additionally, she is closely involved with Pratham, an organization that helps educate children (especially those living in slums) in India.

She has judged several prestigious awards, including the National Book Award and the PEN Faulkner Award.

Her husband Murthy and two sons, Anand and Abhay, are named after the characters in her children’s books.

Born: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Twitter: cdivakaruni
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Young Adult, Poetry

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Popular Quotes

“Each day has a color, a smell.”
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Mistress of Spices

 “Love comes like lightning, and disappears the same way. If you are lucky, it strikes you right. If not, you’ll spend your life yearning for a man you can’t have.”
― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Palace of Illusions

“That’s how it is sometimes when we plunge into the depths of our lives. No one can accompany us, not even those who would give up their hearts for our happiness.”
― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Sister of My Heart

 “Can’t you ever be serious?’ I said, mortified.
It’s difficult,’ he said. ‘There’s so little in life that’s worth it.”
― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Palace of Illusions

 “There was an unexpected freedom in
finding out that one wasn’t as important as one had always assumed!”
― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Palace of Illusions

 “Because ultimately only the witness — and not the actors — knows the truth (Vyasa to Draupadi)”
― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Palace of Illusions

“I am buoyant and expansive and uncontainable–but I always was so, only I never knew it!”
― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Palace of Illusions

 “Expectations are like hidden rocks in your path—all they do is trip you up.”
― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Palace of Illusions

“The heart itself is beyond control. That is its power, and its weakness.”
― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Palace of Illusions

“Your childhood hunger is the one that never leaves you.”
― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Palace of Illusions

10 Famous Quotes by Author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

So there you have it my Ten favorite quotes by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, please comment below and share your favorite quotes by the fantastic author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. 

One Final Bonus – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Quote 

“Each spice has a special day to it. For turmeric it is Sunday, when light drips fat and butter-colored into the bins to be soaked up glowing, when you pray to the nine planets for love and luck.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Mistress of Spices

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