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Final Essay Prompt:
In “Telling Twice-Told Tales All Over Again: Literary and Historical Subversion in Bharati Mukherjee’s The Holder of the World,Preview the document” literary scholar Pallavi Rastogi claims that Bharati Mukherjee’s The Holder of the World “searches for a dialectic of intercultural negotiation through which mainstream American society is dramatically altered as much as it alters its own immigrant population” (269). This thesis sentence shows that Rastogi believes in the equivalence of the “dialectic of intercultural negotiation” in the novel: American society is as dramatically altered by immigrants as immigrants are altered by American society.
Take ONE thesis sentence from a different paragraph after the above quotation in Rastogi’s article and explore its full meaning using the following sources:
The rest of the paragraph in Pallavi Rastogi’s article “Telling Twice-Told Tales All Over Again” where your selected thesis sentence comes from.
The rest of Pallavi Rastogi’s article “Telling Twice-Told Tales All Over Again: Literary and Historical Subversion in Bharati Mukherjee’s The Holder of the World.”
Bharati Mukherjee’s novel The Holder of the World (1993).
Works Cited
Rastogi, Pallavi. “Telling Twice-Told Tales All Over Again: Literary and Historical Subversion in Bharati Mukherjee’s The Holder of the World.” Form and Transformation in Asian American Literature, edited by Zhou Xiaojing and Samina Najmi, U of Washington P, 2005, pp. 268-284.

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