Sister of My Heart Themes

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Identity

The theme of identity is a very important theme in this novel. Many of the issues faced in the novel deal with one's search for, or discovery of, their identity. For instance, Sudha, one of the main characters of the novel, does not discover her true identity until the end of the novel. For most of her life Sudha has believed that her father was a liar and murderer. She has also believed that he was responsible for the death of Anju's father. In addition, she believed she was of no true relation to Anju. When Sudha receives and reads a letter from Singhji, she learns that her father did not intentionally lie to the Chatterjees, nor did he murder Bijoy. In fact, he has been living near Sudha and trying to advise Sudha within the limits of his own hidden identity.

While married, Sudha tried to mold...

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