Jasmine Discussion Questions

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In studying Bharati Mukherjee's work, you'll often encounter the term "post colonialism." What does the term mean, and how does it relate to Jasmine's India?

Jasmine's childhood friend Vimla burns herself after her husband's death. This act is called "sati" or "suttee." Define "sati" and discuss its cultural, historical, and religious origins.

Prakash and Jasmine, in plotting their move to the United States, confront problems getting their "green cards." Later, in Flushing, Jasmine again worries about procuring her green card, even equates it with freedom. Pretend you are a modern-day citizen of India. Explain the requirements you would have to meet in order to legally make a permanent move to the United States. What obstacles might you encounter?

In literature and .lm, farmers are often stereotyped as being rather simple, sometimes crude, people. In Darrel Lutz we see a more complicated portrait of the farmer: a...

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