A well-known name in multi-cultural fiction, Jhumpa Lahiri is based in Newyork City. She began her literary career with the publication of 'Interpreter of Maladies' (1999), a collection of short stories. Nilanjana Sudeshna (her real name) was born in London on July11, 1967 but brought up in South Kingstown, Rhode Island as in 1969, the family, moved to America where her father Amar K. Lahiri worked as a librarian at the University of Rhode Island. Her mother, Tapati Lahiri, who holds an M.A. in Bengali, was a school teacher.
The novel is a typical post-colonial novel hinging upon the cultural conflicts and themes of cultural displacement. The Kite Runner gives the theme of sin and redemption and the exodus of people who were forced to leave their country because of the gun culture of the Taliban. The third novel of Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed is another family drama set in the rural background of a wounded Afghanistan of the 1950s reeling under the pressure of orthodox conventions and rigid patriarchal oppression. All the major protagonists of this novel suffer because of the hegemony of the Taliban. The old values are deteriorating fast in Kabul, the institutions are collapsing and there are episodes of cultural collision in the novel.
Introduction Jhumpa Lahiri(whose real name was Nilanjana Sudeshna) is one of the emerging stars on the Diaspora sky in the present time. She was born to Bengali parents in July 1967,in London. Later on ,with her family’s move to Rhode Island, she began life in the U.S.A. She grew up in the background of traditional Bengali culture. From childhood, she often accompanied her back to India-particularly to Calcutta (now known as Kolkata). Lahiri, like many immigrants, is a second-generation immigrant.
Social Perspectives in Bapsi Sidhwa’s Cracking India: A Postcolonial Approach Pakistani English literature refers to English literature that has been developed and sustained in Pakistan by the Pakistani diasporic writers as well as by the Pakistani writers who write in the English language. Fiction from Pakistan which lagged behind in its initial stages, gradually started to receive acclaim with the works of the internationally renowned Pakistani Parsi woman novelist Bapsi Sidhwa which include The Crow Eaters, The Pakistani Bride, Cracking India, An American Brat and so on. Born in Karachi in 1938, Sidhwa felt lonesome as she was the only child to her parents. However, as a remedy she developed the reading habit to do away with her boredom. She fell in love with the works of Charles Dickens, Tolstoy, Khushwant Singh, V.S.Naipaul.
Most of the Indian born American writers like Jhumpa Lahiri raises their voice for the rights of migrated Indian women and highlight their sufferings faced in abroad. We may identify in Jhumpa Lahiri novels, the feministic perspective and also creates an image of oppressed woman due to displacement and alienation. Displacement not only leads to separation but it also leads to alienation and rebirth in a new country, new culture, new society and new adjustments in an alien land. The protagonists of her novels look back to their native country with pain and nostalgia but after all these sufferings they are not ready to look back. Jhumpa Lahiri’s subjects of focus are material prosperity and academic pursuits, dislocation and displacement, cultural conflicts, loneliness, language barrier, loss of identity, sense of belonging, gender issues, marital conflicts, and the generation gap between the first and the second-generation immigrants.
QUESTION – IDENTIFY A MARGINALISED WRITER AND ANALYSE ONE WORK OF THE IDENTIFIED WRITER ON THE GROUNDS OF THE FOLLOWING: • THEMATIC STUDY • CRITICAL ANALYSIS CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNI Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is one of the best known Indian writers who have a feminist ideology. Chitra, an American based Indian writer, is known for her bold and fearless remarks on themes that include the Indian experience, contemporary America, history, myth, superstitions, faith and most importantly, feminism and discrimination on the grounds of gender. She is well known worldwide and her works are translated into 29 languages, inspiring marginalized victims of marginalized communities, across the globe. She has won an American Book Award and a Light of
The group with more than 18,000 representatives and benefit after expense of $510 million in 2007 CHILHOOD AND EARLY LIFE Jahangir Siddiqui was born on 28 July 1948, Born in Hyderabad. His father used to be work for the government and his mother was a housewife. He was brought up in Hyderabad which in those days was a very clean city. In fact, in pre-Partition days, back in the day it was called
The story of an artist, Drishya, during the height of the Nepalese Civil War is highlighted in this novel. The novel is the love story of Drishya and the first generation American Nepali, Palpasa, who has returned to the land of her parents after nine years. It is also an anti-war novel and describes the effects on the Nepali lifestyles. Also, present the effect faced by Drishya during his travels. This novel shows the tourchered and troubled faced by Nepali citizens gave by the Maoist and the government and reflects the dead bodies of people who used to die without any reason.
Cultural clashes and traditions embedded in Bapsi Sidhwa’s An American Brat A.John Sujith,PhD Research Scholar,Dept of English and Foreign Languages,Alagappa University,Karaikudi Abstract The aim of this paper is to scrutinize the cross cultural clashes and also about the identity and loyalty problems faced by the young immigrant in a different world. Bapsi Sidhwa is a Pakistani feminist writer and most of her works deal with life in the Parsi community. This paper tries to integrate important issues such as prejudice, globalization and women rights. In An American Brat .Bapsi Sidhwa highlights the predicament of the Pakistani people and of the parsi community. This paper has thrown light upon the gender differences which have been imposed upon a woman under the guise of traditional taboos.
Rupa Bajwa as Indian women writer explores the class dynamic of Indian society through her novels The Sari Shop and Tell Me A Story. Her novels remarkably depict the true nature of existing society around which life of common people revolves. In both her novels her protagonist’s suffers the cruel treatment of world in which they live and face the reality of society. They try to raise their voices against injustice but gradually, they become victims of society. Both protagonists have pay heavily in their lives by going against the norms of society.