Born in Calcutta, you dreamed of experiencing all the world had to offer. You came to America, working odd jobs to finance your education. Along the way, books and stories spoke to you, helping unlock your passion to write.
Now, an award-winning poet and novelist, your words capture the stories of women and immigrants. As a creative writing professor at the University of Houston, you inspire students to tell their own stories. Chitra Divakaruni, through your teaching and your writing success, you are helping to craft the university's Tier-One story. You Are the Pride.
Read more about Chitra's journey from India to the University of Houston.