Cultural Reflection Of Diaspora

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Diasporic literature proposes an individual’s relationship to the former home and the present one, to a culture left behind and to a culture now assimilated. They are living in the third space (Bhabha n.p.) Lot of questions comes to one’s mind when it comes to Diaspora. How do migrated people assimilate? How do they tackle with alienation? Whether they will be able to be a part of new culture or surroundings? “While changing citizenship is easy, swapping culture is not” (Bhatt 36). Does Diaspora helps in liberation of women or does it lead to marginalization when it comes to oppression based on race, gender and culture. Diaspora majorly concerns alienation, marginalization, race, identity crisis and nostalgia. As Stuart Hall suggests that cultural identities are constantly evolved and developed and are transformed:

“The Diaspora experience as I intend it here is defined, not by essence or purity, but by the recognition of a necessary heterogeneity and diversity; by a conception of ‘identity’ which lives with and through, not despite difference, by hybridity. Diaspora identities are those which are constantly producing and reproducing themselves anew, through transformation and difference” (235).

The first hand experience by Bharati Mukharjee in Jasmine enables her to delve into the mind of the readers and to explain the emotions of a migrant who has to go through during the tenure of migration. Bharati Mukherjee in her novel JASMINE interweaves the themes of cross

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