However, now that I have the ability to think for myself, I would not have changed it any other way. Mata Amritanandamayi, also known as Amma, is known by many as the hugging saint that has initiated many worldwide charitable initiatives and relief efforts. Aside from her spiritual teachings, Amma is a resonant leader. In Primal Leadership, Daniel Goleman explains that a resonant leader has an “upbeat and enthusiastic energy” that a group of “followers vibrate off of” (458). Mata Amritanandamayi’s ability to be self-aware, socially aware, and relationship manageable defines her to be a resonant leader.
The famous civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Set in rural India at the dawning of a new age, Kamala Markandaya’s Nectar in a sieve tells the story of young woman Rukmani and her life with her husband Nathan, a tenant farmer whom she marries as a child bride. Throughout the book, Rukmani and her family face countless hardships and sufferings; however, she manages to keep hope and persistently battle for a better future. Markandaya thoroughly displays hope by using character Rukmani through her infertility experience, deaths of her sons, and unexpected encounter with Puli. First, the author portrays the theme of hope when Rukmani fails to bear many kids despite her continuous effort. At the beginning of her marriage, she bears a beautiful, fair daughter, Irawaddy; but for the next seven years, she faces the barrenness that is devastating in a society that depends upon the sons for their ability to work and care for their families.
Reconsider their opinions about what is important in life and rooted in the new culture. Through the fluctuated characters of Badami, the novel highlights the cultural conflict between east and west in the form of physical as well as emotional integration. Igor Maver writes, “There has recently emerged a pronounced shift to emphasis in contemporary Canadian diasporic writing, for many new texts are set outside Canada and feature reversed migration back to a home place by a westernized / Canadian protagonist who does not so much want to return home as to write back home (e.g. Anita Rau Badami, Michael Ondadje, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Rohinton Ministry, M.G. Vassanji etc.
According to 'The New Yorker', Jhumpa Lahiri is one of the best twenty young writers in America today. All the nine stories in this collection are simple and touching, beautifully crafted around common themes. Most stories revolve around individuals who are divided into two cultures. Her stories except “This Blessed House” have been written from a woman’s perspective, but her novel has been written from a male point of view. Her stories are mainly on familial relationships in which she has taken the relationship like husband wife, father daughter.
In summary, Murakami is an author that amazes reader with his well use of writing techniques such as imagery and symbolism. Also, he’s strong sense of simulating strange abstraction and leaving readers turning circles changes the experience of fictions into some high level appreciation. While it is enjoyable to read, it is also full of surprises in every story he writes, involving intimation of cultural criticism and author’s personal feelings. All in all, to fully appreciate and understand Murakami’s motifs in each of his stories, it is essential to understand his
Raami’s father expressed “I told you stories to give you wings, Raami, so that you would never be trapped by anything—your name, your title, the limits of your body, this world’s suffering”(134). This quote shows Raami was told countless stories which dealt with mythical creatures, animals, people their issues and how they were overcome, so that she may understand how she could apply the wisdom of those creatures and animals to reality. Eventually, Raami learned through the atrocities that has happened in Cambodia and she realized the survival is this that cannot do not lose of sense of self. She stated that, “If I was to survive my uprooting and transplantation, I must grow and stretch myself as a young rice shoot would. I must rise above the mire and muck, the savagery of my environment, while appearing to thrive in
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.
QUESTION – IDENTIFY A MARGINALISED WRITER AND ANALYSE ONE WORK OF THE IDENTIFIED WRITER ON THE GROUNDS OF THE FOLLOWING: • THEMATIC STUDY • CRITICAL ANALYSIS CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNI Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is one of the best known Indian writers who have a feminist ideology. Chitra, an American based Indian writer, is known for her bold and fearless remarks on themes that include the Indian experience, contemporary America, history, myth, superstitions, faith and most importantly, feminism and discrimination on the grounds of gender. She is well known worldwide and her works are translated into 29 languages, inspiring marginalized victims of marginalized communities, across the globe. She has won an American Book Award and a Light of
She was proud of her father and didn’t think twice because she thought it wasn't a huge deal. This just shows her innocence and how a 7 year old can be naive with the reality around them. Raami deals with the loss of her father by keeping him alive in her mind, fighting for survival and remembering the stories and poems that her father told her. “Papa had anointed his creation with my pet name..” (163) This is one example of many occurrences in which she remembers her dad and the stories he told her. Sometimes she likes to think that her father in on the moon because that is how they had separated.
Though not admittedly feminist, Anita Desai is aware of a predicament of Indian women writers. She says, “where as a man is concerned with action, experience and achievement, a women writer is more concerned with thought emotion and sensation”. Anita Desai has been righty considered as the forerunner of the contemporary women’s fiction as she has produced novels which have evoked an