Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime & FREE Returns
Return this item for free
  • Free returns are available for the shipping address you chose. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges
  • Learn more about free returns.
FREE delivery Monday, May 30 if you spend $25 on items shipped by Amazon
Or fastest delivery Thursday, May 26. Order within 13 hrs 28 mins
In Stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
[{"displayPrice":"$16.00","priceAmount":16.00,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"16","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"00","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"tEsnPJCLhE3V7rkjtxSyx2dzHgtx%2BQMmprKSTEihwMsZx8sG8gygn8JK8lTEuu2oK8b8yLz87TNEJK2XjR4ULecz4q%2BieU%2BAJBrlUqZR7VxDWpjOQbaD3%2Ftc3qidfTmkSu9L4WulMiQ%3D","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"NEW"},{"displayPrice":"$6.37","priceAmount":6.37,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"6","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"37","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"%2B31ajPEjd5DI6%2BgorQ3V6HHetToMDSK88RFqinbKRsjiJRFqXNQAqXaxqaGlUp8NDuiNQBMyUgV5T8kbBNTNc1xkOTP3M3bqf05jeGultauVyh24%2BSga%2BCj7qX5t3w7SQThe4nZk1tjGisRwCNSdxCjcAt4i8ZOvrn39bpyGphuWnKa1A8nVLIauMcnxhTC8","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"USED"}]
$$16.00 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$16.00
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Return policy: Eligible for Return, Refund or Replacement within 30 days of receipt
This item can be returned in its original condition for a full refund or replacement within 30 days of receipt.
Jasmine: 30th anniversary... has been added to your Cart
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
FREE delivery Monday, May 30 if you spend $25 on items shipped by Amazon
Or fastest delivery Thursday, May 26. Order within 13 hrs 28 mins
Used: Acceptable | Details
Sold by -OnTimeBooks-
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Shipped fast and reliably through the Amazon Prime program! We take customer service seriously and have 99% positive feedback! Book may contain some writing, highlighting, and or cover damage.
Share <Embed>
Have one to sell?
Other Sellers on Amazon
Added
$8.50
+ $5.99 shipping
Sold by: GoAheadBookIt
Sold by: GoAheadBookIt
(504 ratings)
100% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Added
$12.50
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: allnewbooks
Sold by: allnewbooks
(269617 ratings)
93% positive over last 12 months
In stock.
Usually ships within 4 to 5 days.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Jasmine: 30th anniversary edition Paperback – April 5, 1999

4.2 out of 5 stars 212 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback
$16.00
$7.98 $1.22

Enhance your purchase


The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now.

Frequently bought together

  • Jasmine: 30th anniversary edition
  • +
  • Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories. Revised and Updated with four new stories.
  • +
  • M. Butterfly: With an Afterword by the Playwright
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Choose items to buy together.

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Her prose fiction is masterful, giving us a perspective on a singular life imagined with impeccable care and judgment.” ―Joyce Carol Oates

“A fable, a kind of impressionistic prose-poem, about being an exile, a refugee, a spiritual vagabond in the world today; Mukherjee has eloquently succeeded.” ―New York Times

From the Back Cover

One of the best-loved novels from a writer of richness and significance, Jasmine has been acclaimed by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as "artful and arresting . . . breath-taking . . . [Mukherjee] marks with unsparing brilliance the symptoms of a new Third World." When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But the force of Jasmine's desires propels her explosively into a larger, more dangerous, and ultimately more life-giving world. In just a few years, Jasmine becomes Jane Ripplemeyer, happily pregnant by a middle-aged Iowa banker and the adoptive mother of a Vietnamese refugee.

Jasmine's metamorphosis, with its sudden upheavals and its slow evolutionary steps, illuminates the making of an American mind; but even more powerfully, her story depicts the shifting contours of an America being transformed by her and others like her-our new neighbors, friends, and lovers. In Jasmine, Bharati Mukherjee has created a heroine as exotic and unexpected as the many worlds in which she lives.

"Rich . . . One of the most suggestive novels we have about what it is to be come an American."-The New York Times Book Review

"Engrossing . . . Mukherjee once again presents all the shock, pain and liberation of exile and transformation. . . . With the uncanny third eye of the artist, Mukherjee forces us to see our country anew."-USA Today

"A fable, a kind of impressionistic prose-poem, about being an exile, a refugee, a spiritual vagabond in the world today; Mukherjee has eloquently succeeded."-The New York Times

"A beautiful novel, poetic, exotic, perfectly controlled."-San Francisco Chronicle Born in Calcutta and now a distinguished professor at the University of California at Berkeley, Bharati Mukherjee was the first naturalized American citizen to win the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, for her book The Middleman and Other Stories. She is also the author of Leave It to Me, The Holder of the World, Darkness, The Tiger's Daughter, and Wife. Bharati Mukherjee lives in San Francisco.


Discover live virtual experiences for the family
Amazon Explore Browse now

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Grove Press; 2nd edition (April 5, 1999)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0802136303
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0802136305
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.56 x 0.69 x 8.23 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 212 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Award-winning Indian-born American author Bharati Mukherjee was born in Calcutta (now called Kolkata) in 1940, the second of three daughters born to Bengali-speaking, Hindu Brahmin parents. She lived in a house crowded with 40 or 50 relatives until she was eight, when her father's career brought the family to live in London for several years.

She returned to Calcutta in the early 1950s where she attended the Loreto School. She received her B.A. from the University of Calcutta in 1959 as a student of Loreto College, and earned her M.A. from the University of Baroda in 1961. She next travelled to the United States to study at the University of Iowa, where she received her M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1963 and her Ph.D. in 1969 from the department of Comparative Literature.

After more than a decade living in Montreal and Toronto in Canada, Mukherjee and her husband, internationally acclaimed author Clark Blaise, returned to the United States. She wrote of the decision in "An Invisible Woman," published in a 1981 issue of "Saturday Night." Mukherjee and Blaise co-authored "Days and Nights in Calcutta (1977) and "The Sorrow and the Terror: The Haunting Legacy of the Air India Tragedy (Air India Flight 182)" (1987).

Mukherjee taught at McGill University, Skidmore College, Queens College, and City University of New York. She is currently a professor in the English department at the University of California, Berkeley.

Mukherjee is best known for her novels "The Tiger's Daughter" (1971); "Wife" (1975); "Jasmine" (1989); "The Holder of the World" (1993); "Leave It to Me" (1997); "Desirable Daughters" (2002); "The Tree Bride" (2004); and "Miss New India" (2011). Her short story collections and memoirs include "Darkness" (1985); "The Middleman and Other Stories" (1988); and "A Father". Non Fiction works include: "Days and Nights in Calcutta"; and "The Sorrow and the Terror."

She was the winner of the 1988 National Book Critics Circle Award for "The Middleman and Other Stories."

Customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5
212 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2015
8 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2006
16 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2015
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2019
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2008
5 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2020
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2016
One person found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

suzanne
3.0 out of 5 stars Confusing at first
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 23, 2018
Miss. Blackmore
5.0 out of 5 stars Reinvention of the "Self"
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 21, 2018
M H G Allan
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 13, 2017
Sanna
5.0 out of 5 stars A treat
Reviewed in Germany on November 16, 2017
umesh saini
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book
Reviewed in India on August 25, 2021