Theme Of Diaspora In The Namesake

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Jhumpa Lahiri’s second literary contribution, The Namesake, published in 2003, is a novel on the Indian diaspora. Indian history of diaspora is a long one, but after independence, it has caught the attention of creative writers. The novel records the everyday life of an Indian immigrant family that went to America after independence. It can be assumed that as an immigrant’s daughter, the novelist is familiar with the problems of immigrants living in America, particularly their norms, values, culture, religion, language, and above all, their identity. This paper is an analysis of the effects of the diaspora faced by the characters in The Namesake.

The colonial period opened an opportunity for the people of Asia and Africa, the colonized areas,
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John Milton wrote most famous about pastoral elegy in 'Lycidas',which was written on the death of King Edward. Pastoral elegy which uses the pastoral elements to someone death or loss.
Milton is also best known for his epic Paradise lost. One of few pastoral epics ever written.
Thomas Gray also describes and reflects the idea of pastoralism in his one of the most famous poem 'Elegy written in country churchyard'. works and days present a 'golden age' when people lived together in harmony with nature. This golden age shows that even before Alexandria, ancient Greek had sentiments of an ideal pastoral life that they had already lost. This is the first example of literature that has pastoral sentiments and may have begun the pastoral traditions.
Traditionally, pastoral refers to the lives of hardmen in a romanticized but representative way. In literature the pastoral refers to rural subjects and aspects of life in the country side with shepherd, cowherds and farm workers, that are often romanticized and depicted in a highly unrealistic
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Alpers defines pastoral as a means of allegory,he also classified pastoral as a mode of literature,as opposed to a genre, and he defines the attitude of pastoral works maintain humble relationship with nature.

William Shakespeare-who wrote thirty eight plays, one hundred and fifty four sonnets and two epic poems that reinvented and defined english language to such an instant that his works are required study all over the world.
His plays deals with two things:-firstly, if it is a tragedic play then it would have ending with 5 to 6 murders and secondly:-if it is a romantic or comedy play then it would ends with 4 to 5 marriage ceremony.
The pastoral element which he used in As you like it, is The Forest of Arden, which has scene of country side and some shepherd to give audience a real view of rural life. It is a romantic comedy, his idea towards pastoralism is that who ever comes in rural life, enjoys a natural and care free life and nothing to worry about and he has shown court life as full of jealous people and fake courtiers. He has really touched the pastoral life in his play As You Like It, so that it gives a real view and audience can imagine about the rural or pastoral life. The pastoral is a literary style that shows a formal pictures of rural life and the naturalness and innosence environment, which totally differ from the frustration and corruption in cities, the life of pastoralism
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