Mistress of Spices

The Mistress of Spices  
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Author(s) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) 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 Number 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

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.

Film, TV or theatrical adaptations

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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