Bharati Mukherjee was an American writer and professor emerita in the department of English at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of a number of novels and short story collections, as well as works of nonfiction. source
I didn't wish those tragedies upon the people who played them out. It was certainly tragic for them, but not for me. All of those things brought me to where I am. Without those things, I couldn't be who I am, I wouldn't be here.