Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning writer, activist, professor of Creative Writing at University of Houston, and the author of 21 books such as Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, Palace of Illusions, The Forest of Enchantments, and The Last Queen.  Her newest novel, Independence, depicts the lives of three sisters during India‚Äôs freedom struggle.