CHAPTER - IOrigin and Cultural identity : Meaning AndInterpretations
Bharati Mukherjee was born on 27
July 1940 inCulcutta to Bengali Brahmins members of the highest casteamong Bengali Hindus Sudhir Mukherjee and BinaMukherjee. Her Father, Sudhir Lal Mukherjee, was a Chemistwho had studied and done advance research in Germanyand the United Kingdom. Her mother, through hot veryeducated, ensured that their entire three daughter receivedthe best of education. As a consequence Bharati Mukherjeeand Two sisters attained postgraduate degree.There were the golden years of Bharati Mukherjeetschildhood, made possible by her father’s success as abusinessman as well as a scientist the family lived with inthe walled compound which meant that the daughter werebecoming “increasingly alienated from the middle – classCalcutta of their early childhood” (Alam 1).