The Management of Grief Discussion Questions

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Throughout her work and personal search for identity, Mukherjee has drawn a line between the "immigrant" and "expatriate." In her introduction to Darkness (1985), she rejects the "aloofness of expatriation" for the "exuberance of immigration." What is the difference between immigrants and expatriates? What are their attitudes towards their new country? Select a story or a section of a novel from Mukherjee's work and discuss whether the characters fulfill Mukherjee's (or your own) conception of immigrant and expatriate.

"The Management of Grief" offers a glimpse of the mourning rituals of Hindu women. Research in fuller detail the mourning rituals of Indian cultures (e.g. Hindu, Muslim, Sikh). Are these rituals different for men and women? Examine your own culture's mourning rituals. Do they have varying expectations according to gender?

I n The Sorrow and The Terror, Mukherjee and Blaise carefully differentiate radical Khalistani groups from Sikhs in...

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