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Book Title: La señora de las especias|
The author of the book: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Edition: Editorial Norma
Date of issue: January 1998
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La señora de las especias es la historia de Tilo, una joven de otro lugar y otro tiempo iniciada en el antiguo arte de las especias y dotada de poderes sobrenaturales. En el cuerpo de una mujer vieja, Tilo se transporta a la California contemporánea con la misión de aliviar las penas humanas a través de las propiedades de las especias. su extraordinaria facultad para ver lo que hay en el corazón y en la mente de los demás la impulsa a involucrarse en las vidas ajenas, contrariando así una norma de su investidura que la obliga a evitar cualquier relación directa con los mortales.
A pesar de sus esfuerzos, cuando el amor llega a sus puertas en la figura de un joven norteamericano. Tilo es incapaz de resistir la tentación y se ve forzada a elegir entre la vida sobrenatural de un inmortal y las vicisitudes del amor humano.
En medio del ambiente de magia y sensualidad en que se mueve la novela, Chitra Divakaruni aprovecha para explorar con ella las dificultades que enfrenta una comunidad india con arraigadas costumbres milenarias al entrar en contacto con la sociedad norteamericana contemporánea.
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Read information about the authorChitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning author and poet. Her themes include the Indian experience, contemporary America, women, immigration, history, myth, and the joys and challenges of living in a multicultural world. Her work is widely known, as she has been published in over 50 magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker, and her writing has been included in over 50 anthologies. Her works have been translated into 29 languages, including Dutch, Hebrew, Hindi and Japanese. Divakaruni also writes for children and young adults.Her novels One Amazing Thing, Oleander Girl, Sister of My Heart and Palace of Illusions are currently in the process of being made into movies. http://www.chitradivakaruni.com/books.... Her newest novel is Before We Visit the Goddess (about 3 generations of women-- grandmother, mother and daughter-- who each examine the question "what does it mean to be a successful woman.") Simon & Schuster.
She was born in India and lived there until 1976, at which point she left Calcutta and came to the United States. She continued her education in the field of English by receiving a Master’s degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
To earn money for her education, she held many odd jobs, including babysitting, selling merchandise in an Indian boutique, slicing bread in a bakery, and washing instruments in a science lab. At Berkeley, she lived in the International House and worked in the dining hall. She briefly lived in Illinois and Ohio, but has spent much of her life in Northern California, which she often writes about. She now lives in Texas, which has found its way into her upcoming book, Before We Visit the Goddess.
Chitra currently teaches in the nationally ranked Creative Writing program at the Univ. of Houston. She serves on the Advisory board of Maitri in the San Francisco Bay Area and Daya in Houston. Both these are organizations that help South Asian or South Asian American women who find themselves in abusive or domestic violence situations. She is also closely involved with Pratham, an organization that helps educate children (especially those living in urban slums) in India.
She has judged several prestigious awards, such as the National Book Award and the PEN Faulkner Award.
Two of her books, The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart, have been made into movies by filmmakers Gurinder Chadha and Paul Berges (an English film) and Suhasini Mani Ratnam (a Tamil TV serial) respectively. Her novels One Amazing Thing and Palace of Illusions have currently been optioned for movies. Her book Arranged Marriage has been made into a play and performed in the U.S. and (upcoming, May) in Canada. River of Light, an opera about an Indian woman in a bi-cultural marriage, for which she wrote the libretto, has been performed in Texas and California.
She lives in Houston with her husband Murthy. She has two sons, Anand and Abhay (whose names she has used in her children’s novels).
Chitra loves to connect with readers on her Facebook author page, www.facebook.com/chitradivakaruni, and on Twitter, @cdivakaruni.
For more information about her books, please visit http://www.chitradivakaruni.com/, where you can also sign up for her newsletter.
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