The Proudest Moment Of My Life Essay

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INDIANISM AND NOSTALGIA FOR HOME AND HOME LAND IN CHITRA BENERJEE DIVAKARUNI'S SISTER OF MY HEART
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This paper focuses on the study of emerging sense of yearning for the ‘homeland’ or ‘root’, a strange and unusual attachment to its traditions, religions, and languages. The present novel, beautifully presents Indianism, and diasporic consciousness like, alienation, loneliness, rootlessness, nostalgia, questioning, culturalconflict, racism, economic disparity, miscarriage, divorce, etc. This novel celebrates Indian women’s immigration to the United States as a journey from oppressed or miserable conditions to freedom and discovery of self with the inspiration of western influences.

keywords: Alienation, Loneliness, Rootlessness, Nostalgia, Diaspora
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This paper focuses on study the
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Leaving India and its orthodoxy behind seems to be a solution to some of these problems in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's fiction. The works of chitra depicts the conflict between traditional ethos and modern culture of modern Indian women who are torn between their historical past and progressive present. Divakaruni, a woman with immense love on Indianness in her novels, depicts the Indian mysticism and fantasy and realism in her novel, Sister of My Heart. The female characters in the novel are shown fighting with the inner self to get adjusted with the new outer atmosphere and situations to overcome the problems of diaspora. They question the nature of their lives, and their roles as mothers, wives, daughters and professionals. This awareness leads them to rethink about their own lives as women, and instills in them the confidence and strength to forge
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