Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni writes about what she knows and feels. And she is at her best exploring the themes of love, friendship, assimilation, self-analysis, and discovery. Divakaruni has carved out a very a special place in Indian literature –-- that of being a storyteller of immigrants, especially women, who must face the contradictions between the country they left behind and the one that they must call home.
In that aspect, the award-winning author and poet's work always contains autobiographical elements. THE VINE OF DESIRE is a sequel to her earlier novel SISTER OF MY HEART, in which she explores the emotional bond be