International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2017)

Alienation and assimilation in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Fiction


Rachitha Poornima Cabral

This Research Article, Alienation and Assimilation in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Fiction is a literary work that aims to analyse historical/temporal and cultural/spatial features in the works of Indian-American (Jhumpa Lahiri).
Diaspora studies, generally, discuss the nature of exile, nostalgia, memory, alienation, inbetweeness and identity crisis. It explores the two key terms Assimilation and Alienation that Diaspora writing has thrown up. The research talks about the juxtaposition of past and present.
Cultural perspectives are implied in traditions and the characters’ attempts to survive culturally as revealed in the works mentioned, as well as the spaces of the home country and the settled country. This article explains the general features of Diaspora such as nostalgia, discrimination, survival, cultural change and identity and focuses on the Novel and Short Stories that follow the general characteristics of diaspora literature.
It also focuses on the Writer’s efforts to consciously or unconsciously utilize time and space in order to deal with possibly fractured consciousness and split identities. It explains the significance of such a study as a possible area of focus in diaspora writing.
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Rachitha Poornima Cabral. Alienation and assimilation in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Fiction. International Journal of English Research, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2017, Pages 91-94
International Journal of English Research