Badami’s The Hero’s Walk tells the tale of the tragic death of Maya and her husband Alan in a car crash in Canada. We have only Nandana to replace her mother’s position in Sripathi’s family as a granddaughter in India. The novel is about Sripathi, his wife Nirmala and their family relationship, conveys the lives of impoverished Brahmin people living in India and it also talks about traumatized child, Nandana, who loses her family suddenly in an accident and reluctant to adopt her grandparents, their culture, tradition, surroundings and old values, which seems to be very different from her. Though she lives and grown up from the modern world, Canada that makes struggle to have a relationship with her mother’s family. Maya’s death haunts the normal lives of her family members with her ghostly presence.
This study assesses the role of husbands, in-laws, and children in transnational families. The participants arrived in Canada from Jalandhar 4 district of Punjab in the 1970s when a girl had no opportunity to see her husband before marriage. During these years, the picture of a bridegroom was sufficient to enter into matrimonial arrangements however this practice later on changed. This study also understands how ethnicity interweaved with memories of transnational families’ lives and belonging. The participant immigrant 5 bride’s narratives revealed that they need to adjust or compromise most of the times in
Being identified as having a National Jewish Book Award for children 's literature the book The Devil 's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen’ is a historical fiction book about a Jewish family that changes with the flip of a page. Hannah travels back in time when her and her family are at a family dinner called the Seder about the Holocaust. Hannah had been forced out of their living space to go to a unknown place but rather than later, she figures out she is going to a concentration camp. While her and her family are at the concentration camp many of her friends and her family do not survive. Not only does this change Hannah from being a static character to a dynamic character it changes Hannah as a person because she goes from being selfish, scared,to relieved.
She shares an apartment of a house in Toronto with her roommate Ainsley, and has an obnoxious yet sophisticated boyfriend, Peter. She thinks that Peter is the ideal choice to marry, as he is a successful lawyer. On the other hand, Peter also feels that their marriage will aid his career. One day, Ainsley says she wants to have a baby without getting married. She is looking for a man who does not have any interest in marriage or being a father.
Agnes Martin was born in 1912 in Canada, the same year as Jackson Pollock (“Agnes Martin”). She died of pneumonia in 2004 at the age of 92 (Laing). She grew up on the open plains of Saskatchewan in Vancouver, Canada (“Agnes Martin”). She claimed to have been able to remember her birth saying she was happy until her mother held her. In an interview with Jill Johnston in 2002, Martin said her mother emotionally abused her saying that her mother “liked seeing people hurt”.
On the contrary, the novel Cat 's Eye, problematize the concepts of home and homelessness, in order to show how discourses of home are an extension of discourses of nation and national belonging and how these are based on exclusion and oppression. In Cat’s Eye, the visual artist Elaine Risley travels from Vancouver, where she lives in exile from her past, back to Toronto for a retrospective of her work. She starts to remember other journeys that belong to her adolescence, when her family moved from the wilderness to the city. At the time the experience of crossing the border on the way back to Toronto coincided with a movement from happiness, security, freedom and peace to a sense of loss, pain, loneliness, humiliation and the threat of more pain. As she recalls: “until we moved to Toronto I was happy.” notwithstanding the passing of time, Elaine still considers Toronto to be the wrong
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.
A refugee is defined as a person who has been forced to leave their country to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. Having an open-door policy in Canada means that Canada would admit refugees of all nationalities or ethnic groups who are being forced to flee their own country. Allowing refugees entrance into Canada is the only wise and reasonable response Canadians should have towards this crisis at the moment, because an open-door policy towards refugees will not only prevent history from repeating itself negatively, but it will allow people to finally treat refugees as equals to themselves. If refugees are not given passage into Canada with an open-door policy, history will without a doubt repeat itself. In 1938, Canada denied refugees entrance,
Imelda and her parents were from Rangoon. They came in one of the ships to Goa when Japan attacked Burma. Not much is revealed about Em as a child. After finishing school she worked as a teacher at the age of seventeen because her parents couldn’t afford college. Then, she studied to be a stenographer and went to work at ASL, a company in which she met the man she would later marry- Augustine, also
dispersal. In this thesis Sripathi’s shocking loss of his daughter and his journey to Canada that forced him to remember and recreate the past and eventually mark him as a diasporic sensibility character. The novel’s main narrative focussed on the relationship between Sripathi Rao, a middle-aged copy-writer and family man, Nandana, and Arun, his son. At the beginning of the novel Sripathi Rao appeared as a scornful, selfish, and paternalistic character. Embarrassed by his son’s work as an environmental activist and unable to forgive his daughter Maya for having married a white Canadian rather than the man of his choice, Sripathi Rao has isolated himself from his wife and children instead of facing that situation.