Queen Of Dreams Analysis

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FAMILY AND CULTURAL IDENTITY IN CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNI’S “QUEEN OF DREAMS” Indian writing in English has acquired a great significance in recent years not only in Indian but all over the world. A large number of Indian’s used English language as a medium of creative expression. Fiction is the latest of literacy forms to be evolved, and the most dominant in the 20th century. In the 20th century, women’s writing was considered as a powerful medium of modernism and feminist statements. Today is the generation of those women writes who have money and mostly western educated. Their novels consist of the latest burning issues related with women as well as those issues that exist in the society since long. In this novel Chitra Banerjee
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According to a recent sociological and ethnographic study, the dynamics of the mother/daughter bond, as portrayed in Divakaruni’s novel, are quite atypical for first generation Indian-American mother and their American-born daughter. While the mothers are usually interested in passing down the tradition they have inherited from their own mothers in Indian, their American-born daughters often rebel against their ethnic heritage by assimilating into the American majority culture. “Queen of Dreams”, Divakaruni exposed the readers to the reverse situation the mother, instead of reminiscing about her past in Indian, is stubbornly reticent about it. Misunderstanding and estrangement seemed to be inevitable if a mother fails to relate either to the American or the Indian part of her daughter’s identity. It is only by acknowledging and facilitating the construction of their daughter’s bicultural identities that the ethnic mother can hope to establish a positive and productive relationship with their…show more content…
Incorporating sociological and ethnographic research on the dynamics of mother/daughter relationship in South Asian Immigrant families, It discussed about the ways in which the particular experience of the family in “Queen of Dreams” relates to the difficulties usually faced by Indian-born mother and their American-born daughter. This multidimensional methodology allows the examination of the novel’s familial relationships from various perspectives in order to draw a comprehensive picture of the family’s influence on the construction of the daughter’s ethnic identity. While the cognitive and respective assumption about one another, psychoanalytic theory enables us to examine the dynamics of the female psyche in the context of mother/daughter
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