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PSYCHOLOGICAL CONFLICTS AND IDENTITY CRISIS FACED BY TWO GENERATIONS OF INDIAN DIASPORA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF WORKS OF BHARTI MUKHERJEE AND JHUMPA LAHIRI

Gagandeep Kaur.

Abstract
Post Colonial originated as a theoretical literary movement which involved the issues of
nationalism, hybridism, race, ethnicity, diaspora and human identity. Post Colonial writers made an attempt to
restore the lost dignity of their nation and then to proceed with the facts of assimilation and convergence taking
place during the post-colonial period. A new wave emerged as a result of transformation in the scenario of
Indian contemporary literature which led Indian writers to depict the predicament of those once believed
subaltern. The contemporary Indian writers like Salman Rushdie, Bharti Mukherjee, V.S. Naipaul, Jhumpa
Lahiri, Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai ,Amitav Ghosh, Anita Desai, M.G. Vassanji and some other writers put their
focus on emerging challenges, anxieties and aspirations of the people who migrated to other countries. A sense
of nostalgia was felt by the first generation immigrants and their main concern was to uphold their identity. On
the other hand, second generation Diaspora writers found as if torn between two sensibilities as they were
culturally hybridised and inherently attached to the American society so they demonstrate only tangential
interest in fortifying the bond with their roots. This paper is an attempt to bring the comparison of the works of
two prominent writers- Bharti Mukherjee, the first generation diasporic writer and the second generation Indian
diasporic writer Jhumpa Lahiri as these two female writers have experienced the life after migration. The
transformation of their lifestyles and identities, the differences in generations, the cultural dilemmas during
displacement faced by the immigrants and their children, have been portrayed and related well with other in
their works.

Key words: Post Colonial, Diaspora, Nostalgia, identity loss, Hybridization, Alienation, Immigrants, Psyche, Assimilation, Cultural roots, Cultural dilemmas


 
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Gagandeep Kaur. PSYCHOLOGICAL CONFLICTS AND IDENTITY CRISIS FACED BY TWO GENERATIONS OF INDIAN DIASPORA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF WORKS OF BHARTI MUKHERJEE AND JHUMPA LAHIRI. JCR. 2020; 7(16): 1564-1568. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.194


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