Reestablishment of Identity in The Novel The Tree Bride By bharati Mukherjee

  • R. Sivagamy M. Phil (Research Scholar) PG and Research Department of English Vivekananda College of Arts and Sciences for Women (Autonomous) Elayampalayam, Tiruchengode-637 205 Namakkal Dt, Tamilnadu, India


This paper aims to focus on self-ide­ntity in the novel the tree bride by Bharati Mukherjee. Bharati Mukherjee is one of the most outstanding writers of the Indian diaspora. Her women characters are express their olden customs and traditions as they secure in modem times. In most of her novels the protagonist search for identity. Tara Chatterjee, is the chief character of Bharathi Mukherjee’s The Tree Bride. She is the narrator of this novel. The Tree Bride (2004) is a sequel to Desirable Daughters. In this novel, the narrator Tara wants to search for identity and her past roots. She discovers the tale of her Great-great aunt Tara Lata who is the tree bride. She realizes the Tara Lata became a tree bride, freedom fighter and re-establishes their identity as a Tara Ma. At last, the narrator finds out the bad death caused to her ancestor. She did her funeral ceremony in the Kasi. Through the character of the tree bride, the modern Tara knows about the strength of women as a freedom fighter which turns out their tragic life in a positive way as Tara ma.


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SIVAGAMY, R.. Reestablishment of Identity in The Novel The Tree Bride By bharati Mukherjee. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 9, p. 8, sep. 2019. ISSN 2582-3574. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 30 may 2020.