Lahiri writing thus appears to be human relationship in all different types are portrayed. As a Saloni Prasad says, Lahiri stories are all about the inner psyche of the characters, “The relationship between parents and child, siblings, lover, husband and wife and even simply between the residents of the same building” (RRTD P.132) changed the book Lahiri is an Indian by origin, British by education and American by citizenship. In her cross-cultural experience she unable to forget her cultural past and she negotiate it with American present. Her Indian character are belongs to Bengali origin. They lead a struggle life.
Bier’s works are probably equally, if not more, influenced by her family background. Born to Jewish parents in 1960, Bier feels that her cultural backgrounds lends her strength, especially her family values, which is often reflected in her films’ characters. In her first film Freud Leaving Home, the manuscript was by Marianne Goldman, who was Jewish-Swedish, and narrates a Jewish family facing and trying to deal with love, sickness and death, and also sets the table for discourse regarding what it means to be Jewish and the associated cultural stereotypes in the eyes of both the non-Jewish and the Jewish themselves. Bier has a very strong opinion of the Jewish culture herself, and is interested in using the film medium to explore the Jewish reality. Since the Jewish make up only one dimension of the modern Danish community, Bier’s opinions and values towards culture and family would differ from the rest of the community, and this drives her to have the desire to share these through her films.
Fatima Mernissi is an Arabian woman from Moroccan she was born 1980 in a small city in called fez. she studied political science at Sorbonne and went to Mohammed V university to teach classes such as methodology, family and psycho sociology later became known internationally known as one of the Islamic feminist .she is known for her most famous book "the veil and male elite: a feminist interpretation of Islam (1975) and "dream of trespass tales of a harm childhood "(1994).The common theme in all Mernissi book was her over all interest in women sociology and anthropology and how the Arab culture portrays and treats them, proving her point by drawing from folk tales her grandmother Yasmina told her and other she learned as she grow up, fixing pieces in the puzzle in her mind to better understand the Arab culture toward woman and finding the definition of what is it means to love and be loved and be beautiful. "Scheherazade Goes West: Different Cultures, Different Harems" Mernissi was fascinated in how Western and Arabian man thing of women. Must they have Paralyzed brains in order to be attractive is intelligent an ugly trait is silents the new sex that was the answer she was aching to know. is this book about Fatima Mernissi who in search of an answer to all her question about life ,love and beauty in a world where women are preserves as tool used to pleasure sexual desires, prisoner in a cage, brainless creatures and easy manipulative and silenced by fear.
Do you want to know about Wilma Mankiller? Mankiller is in her autobiography and Abbey’s biography. The biography written by Susannah Abbey, titled Community Hero: Wilma Mankiller focus on Mankiller’s childhood, her leadership ability, and her quotes from Mankiller’s autobiography, adding her opinion of Mankiller’s character. Mankiller’s autobiography, from “Every Day Is a New Day,” focuses on specific experiences that developed her thoughts and action in life. Mankiller also writes about the history of indigenous people and expressing how she feels.
The immigrant female characters and Maya are in “The Hero’s walk.” Her novels handle with intricacies of Indian family life, cultural gap that was encountered by the immigrants who settle in the West. The hero’s walk describes the problems in the family life and at last how peace evolved in the family. In “The hero’s walk” Anita Rau Badami depicts expresses the emotional tensions that present in the south Asian diasporic as a diasporic text. The novels reflect Canadian culture and society. Narrate the Indian society and poverty-stricken communities, patriarchal set up, socio-religious rituals, colonial set up etc.
Women throughout history have undergone specific personal experiences that have constrained them within a society that epitomizes the dehumanization of women through forced social expectations. My mother reiterates this continual theme as a woman in the US and abroad who have experienced constraint from living in a man's world but has also benefited from woman’s liberation within her culture/home life, as well as, education/the workforce. Through each of these three aspects of her life, she was able to experience forms of liberation, as well as, constraint based on a variety of factors which have related to many different readings we have had the opportunity to study in class. Her personal experiences have related to the experiences of many other women who had similar hardships but were able to find freedom and self-love through other parts of their lives. Her life story relates to the larger social context which emphasizes the existence of gender discrimination and the struggle that is occurring in order to eliminate this way of thinking.
A Cross-Cultural Love Story To begin, the novel Americanah is focused primarily on topics of love, race, and coming of age. It follows Ifemelu, a Nigerian woman who travels to America to attend school. Through her struggles encountering this unfamiliar culture, the reader can relate to Ifemelu through her determination to succeed in the face of adversity and prejudice. A significant turning point in the novel takes place when she is given a job as a nanny for two children. Through her interactions with the family, she eventually meets an interesting relative named Curt.
The narrator’s grandmother Tha’mma is in dilemma whether she goes away from home or comes home in Dhaka. Major part of the novel is based on the accounts of memories, one memory automatically calls the other related ones, connecting all of them through subtle interconnections – the outward structure of the two parts is identical. The Shadow Lines portrays one Indian family and one English family with different nationalities, culture and religions. The line between the nations and the struggle of the characters to adjust with their present lives and their past forms the core (backdrop) of the narrative. The story emphasises that the past lives in the present and the present is shaped by the past.
Anita Desai the author of the book “clear day of light” considers her work as autobiographical as it is set during her coming of age and also in the same neighbourhood in which she grew up. She emphasis more upon women’s sensitivity and caring nature about her family no matter how far or distant relationship she has. After all a women is the real home maker. She describes the beauty of the city of old Delhi during the post partition of India. Due to sudden things happening around the family members like death of Mira Masi’s husband and also of her sister and her sister’s husband, Raja and Tara both leave the house and Bimla and Baba living together somehow in the dreadful place.
Why this book? I had read this short story by Sudha Murthy “how I taught my grandmother to read” in my school and was appalled by the simplicity and the subtleness of the book. How simple things captures your mind. The way that she had written that book lured me into reading another one of her ‘Simple Masterpiece’. The Indian-ness of the book also attracted me as it became more relatable and relevant.