Unaccustomed Earth Jhumpa Lahiri Analysis

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Man is accustomed to his land and culture. Man tends to migrate for variety of reasons. And migration makes man’s life unsafe and unhappy as he or she is unaccustomed to that part of earth. Such pitiable situationis depicted in Jhumpa Lahiri’s diaspora short story “Unaccustomed Earth”. Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth is another example of diaspora writing. Her first book of short stories “ Interpreter of Maladis” (1999) earned her many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for the fiction in 2000 and she won Frank O’ Cannor award for her short story collection Unaccustomed Earth(2008). Her first novel “The Namesake” is also an immigrant tale which has won the appreciation of readers as well as creative critics. The world has turned into a global village and we all, irrespective of our rots, global citizens. There is lot of upheaval that calls for a fair amount of adjustment at all levels-be it social, cultural, emotional or individual. In the story, the author has analyzed the reasons behind the disharmony in relations. It requires the person to come out of his protective shell and adapt himself fully with changes-in and around as the new land demands compromises and adjustments. Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth is about wandering people who are exposed to unaccustomed human…show more content…
They miss their roots when they see their children going the American way. The adoption of a foreign culture can never possibly be in totality. Their emotional and psychological planes are corded by the cultural displacement, leaving them is secure and alienated. There is a parallel fragmenting and evolving of identity. The isolation shows a disturbing trend in the lives of characters who try hard to keep their pecker up, against all odds as they strive hard to survive on foreign
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