Mistress of Spices

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The Mistress of Spices
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Author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date
6 February 1997
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 317 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN ISBN 0-385-40769-6 (first edition, hardback)
OCLC 36761021

The Mistress of Spices, (1997), set in contemporary Oakland, California, is a novel by Indian American writer and University of Houston Creative Writing Program professor Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

Plot summary[edit]

Tilo, the titular "Mistress of Spices," is a shopkeeper and an immigrant from India who helps customers satisfy their needs and desires with spices. Her life changes when she falls in love with an American man. When she was a little girl she could see what other people couldn't see.

Film, TV or theatrical adaptations[edit]

The film The Mistress of Spices, based on the novel, was released in 2005. It is directed by Paul Mayeda Berges, with a script by Berges and his wife, British filmmaker Gurinder Chadha. The film stars Aishwarya Rai and Dylan McDermott.

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