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Three Fragrant Types in Mukherjee's Jasmine The intricate journey of immigration and the hardships immigrants experience are common themes in Bharati Mukherjee's writings. The author, an immigrant himself, tries to show the darker aspect of immigration, especially for Hindu girls, that is not often portrayed in additional immigrant narratives. From the publication, Jasmine Mukhedee utilizes three kinds of immigrants to demonstrate how different the intricacies of adhering to life in an adopted nation can be. Her main immigrant characters fall largely into three categories: the refugee, the hyphenated immigrant, and the chameleon. The refugee immigrant kind is observed in Jasmine's dad, Pitaji and at the Proffessodi and his wife, Nirmala. The character Du is representative of this hyphenated immigrant, and the chameleon immigrant kind is that of the main character of the publication, Jasmine. By discussing the many kinds of immigrants the author has portrayed in the novel and the value of names for each type, with an emphasis on the primary character, Jasmine, the immigrant experience is going to be seen not as a generic journey that's similar for all individuals, but is instead a profoundly personal affair that is affected by that individual's past life experiences and beliefs. The first type of immigrant, the refugee, is characterized by a longing for the homeland. Mukherjee explains the difference between an immigrant writer and an immigrant/refugee writer by showing the contrasts between herself and another Indian author, V.S. Naipaul: Naipaul, who was born in Trinidad since his relatives left India involuntarily to settle there, has distinct attitudes regarding himself. He writes about living in perpetual exile and about the impossibility of ever having a home...