Indian English Literature: Diasporic Issues In Indian Literature

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Diaspora is a disarticulation of a community or an individual from one geographical region to another geographical region. Either intentional or forced such spatial movements from one’s native land to the foreign land are very common during post-colonial and postmodern globalized period. Diaspora as an area of study got reputation and transmission during the post 1990, prior to 1990 there was very little academic interest in the term and very few publications were associated with diasporic issues. Indian English fiction is repleted with several illustrations of diasporic issues where the artist makes an effective attempt to present India’s rich and varied culture, tradition and heritage while living in abroad. Writers like V.S. Naipaul, Bharati Mukherjee, Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh, Vikram Chandra, Firdaus Kanga, Rohinton Mistry, and Amit Chaudhuri have focalized on diasporic concerns and issues. Amit Chaudhuri’s A New World under the perspective of diasporic issues such as rootlessness, identity crisis, homesickness, conflict between tradition and modernity etc., Amit Chaudhuri, born precisely a decade-and-a half after Salman Rushdie, represent along with Arundhati Roy, Mukul Kesavan, Vikram Chandra, Romesh Gunasekara, Jhumpa Lahiri and others that face of South Asian writing which, through its sheer talent, energy and prolificacy, floored the Anglo-American cultural establishment in the ‘90s. Assured, articulate, crafty, creative, in turns lush and

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