Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine And Desirable Daughters

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Expatriates’ sensibility as portrayed in Bharati Mukherjee’s novels Jasmine and Desirable Daughters. Chapter I Introduction
India is a country of many languages and literatures of various customs and traditions. English may be a foreign language but has occupied a permanent place with the native languages of India. The presence of British in Indian writing in English possible. Some English men in India wrote on Indian themes. The most popular among them are Sir William Jones, the historian, Robert Orme and Alexander Dow in the second half of the eighteenth century. Some English men create work of Art about Indians and Indian life according to the taste of the West. Their works were romantic rather than realistic.
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They started to avoid imitations of foreign culture and their work of Art. They became self –confident to present the true image of India and its culture and tradition in their writings. The original literary creation in English language by Indians becomes popularly known as Indo-Anglican literature. Indo-Anglian literatures become a separate genre in the world of literature. The presence of Indianness in Indo-Anglian literature makes Indian literature a separate genre. Indianness is identified in the selection of subject, thought, sentiment and use of language in a work of Art. Toru Dutt, Sarojini Naidu, Rabindranath Tagore, Jawaharlal Nehru, Aurobindo Ghose, Mahatma Gandhi, R.K. Narayan, Mulk Raj Anand and Raja Rao are some of the internationally recognized Indian writer in English. English and Indian writing in English have achieved success in spite of some opposite views against…show more content…
The three novelists belong to urban upper middle-class, English-educated society, and deal with the world of woman. They depict their women characters in all their negative and positive traits. For these women novelists, character takes precedence over plot as they depict the inner landscape of their women protagonists. We see in the women protagonists the power of women, the deviousness of women, the helplessness of women and the courage of women. These novelists shatter the myth that women find fulfillment in marriage and portray an honest picture of women who aspire, attempt and strive to be their true selves. They create women characters’ who struggle hard against the social setup to acquire an identity and individuality of their own. They are able to come to terms with themselves and the social reality around them by seeking a realizable goal within the accepted codes of society. All three are against being dubbed as feminist writers. But they do present their own brand of feminism in very subtle ways. These novelists have presented a woman’s world from a women point of view, which shows their serious concern over women’s issues. We find that these novelists portray a wide spectrum of contemporary Indian women of today. These novelists have commendably given a realistic representation of the consciousness of

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