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Conducted in the Thanksgiving ofshortly after the publication fo Jasmine. The story was also praised for highlighting and memorializing the effects of the Air India Flight crash. Ranganathan, who has moved to Montreal and has not remarried. My parents are arranging a marriage for me.

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I myself have not surrendered hope. A customs bureaucrat detains them under suspicion of smuggling contraband in the coffin.

Kusum brings her out of her reverie with the question: As the reader knows, Dr. Further, the picture Shaila keeps in her mind of her boys and her husband, as they were alive, prevents her from identifying their bodies when presented with the bloated corpses of several victims.

His brother, Mithun, was four years younger. Bharati Mukherjee died on Ov, January 28, in Manhattan.

The Management of Grief by Bharati Mukherjee

Under increasing tensions and the military buildup of the Golden Temple, Mrs. More disturbingly, it points up the deeply inimical potential of multiculturalism. We must all grieve in our own way. Novelist Neil Bissoondath writes: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mukherjee remembers Canada bitterly as an angry, racist nation.


Along the same lines, had the victims of the Flight been British or white Canadian, the government response and investigation may have been more devoted. Vic rated it really liked it Feb 17, Josiah rated it liked it Oct 29, This story made me want to cry, but it was a beautiful story.

Judith would recognize these words, the last two stages of her textbook description of the management of grief.

The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada, Ontario: The judge effectively deprives a segment of the Canadian population of the full protection of Canadian law on the basis of race and ethnicity while mansgement under the supposedly humanistic policy of multiculturalism. Ironically, the tragedy is the agent of productive transformation, forcing Shaila to reexamine her patriarchally bound life. Just as no one can take them away, so I cannot rid myself of them.

The story moves to Dunmanus Bay, Ireland, the site of the crash. After years of short-term academic appointments, Ms. It seems apparent that Mukherjee developed the idea for this story while working on a nonfiction, book-length study of the Air India crash near Ireland, a book she co-authored with her husband Clark Blaise.


She tells Kusum of this in her house when everyone is commiserating.

In this way, the story is more than a personal narrative, it is a politicized account, offering a social, cultural and political critique. Shaila regrets her perfect obedience to upper-class, Indian female decorum. As the sympathetic protagonist, Shaila offers a more productive model of Indian Canadian living.

The Management of Grief

It is important to emphasize that not all Sikhs support the creation of Khalistan, nor do they participate or condone the often violent measures employed by Khalistani groups. The author uses the themes to express the loss mkkherjee desperation of Shaila and the grieving victims of the plane accident.

It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Government of Canada to.

At first, this return to life manifests itself by a change in jobs, although he is still unable to change his home. Paula BGu rated it really liked it May 12, Notify me of new comments via email. He takes a new job in Ottawa but cannot bear to sell his house in Montreal, choosing rather to drive miles a day to work. In Western terms, it seems that she has managed her grief very well.