Diaspora Character Analysis

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CHAPTER – 1 INTRODUCTION Diaspora refers to movement of population from there original homeland .As you can see that the novel. The Namesake starts with Diaspora due to which the characters suffer many problems like multiculturalism, hybridity, alienation and identity crisis in her composition of short story book Interpreter of Maladies the stories of this book speaks about South Asian Diaspora community due to which the character of this book also suffers with identity crisis and multiculturalism. The Diaspora began with the 6th century BCE conquest of the ancient Kingdom of Judah by Babylon, the destruction of the First Temple (c. 586 BCE), and the expulsion of the population, as recorded in the Bible. The Babylonian ruler, Nebuchadnezzar,…show more content…
Jasmine, the Hindu widow, who leaves India for the US after her husband’s death in a terrorist attack, is found to undergo a cross-cultural metamorphosis in her fractured life as an immigrant. Anita Desai’s novel Bye-Bye Blackbird has the Indian migrant Dev disillusioned by an England represented by the London of the 1960s because his mind has the image of an England as depicted in English literature studied in schools and colleges. Dev’s psychology aggravates his exilic condition because his aesthetic sense cannot identify with reality. Rushdie throughout his works focuses on the curious position occupied by the migrant or the exile. Rushdie argues in his works that a migrant is somebody who has suffered greatly, and who loses a lot through their "translation." Homi Bhabha claims that there is a space “in between the designations of identity and that this interstitial passage between fixed identifications opens up possibility of cultural hybridity that entertains difference without an assumed or imposed hierarchy. Australian academic Vijay Mishra in his recent book, “Literature of the Indian Diaspora - Theorizing the Diasporic Imaginary is a path finding work on this new emerging discipline. It is not only a major study of the literature and other cultural texts of the Indian diaspora, but also an important contribution to diasporic theory in general. Mishra examines both the 'old' Indian diaspora of early capitalism following the abolition of slavery, and the 'new' diaspora linked to movements of late capitalism. Mishra argues that a full understanding of the Indian diaspora can only be achieved, if attention is focused on locations of both the 'old' and the 'new' in nation states. Applying a theoretical framework based on trauma, mourning/impossible mourning, spectres, identity, travel, translation, and

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