The Holder of the World

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The Holder of the World
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First edition (US)
Author Bharati Mukherjee
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf (US)
Chatto and Windus (UK)
Publication date
September 1993
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 286 pp
ISBN 0-394-58846-0
OCLC 27641604
813/.54 20
LC Class PR9499.3.M77 H65 1993
Preceded by Jasmine
Followed by Leave It to Me

The Holder of the World, (1993) is a novel by Bharati Mukherjee. It is a retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter, placing the story in two centuries (17th and 20th). The novel involves time travel via virtual reality, locating itself in 20th century Boston, 17th century Colonial America, and 17th century India during the spread of the British East India Company. It also references Thomas Pynchon's novel, V..

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The Holder of the World by Bharati Mukherjee


Srikanth, Rajini. The World Next Door: South Asian American Literature and the Idea of America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004: 187-192.

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