Displacement and Assimilation: Reframing Disporic Nuances in JhumpaLahiri‟s Interpreter of Maladies
Sulekha Varma1, Antima Thapliyal2

1SulekhaVarma, Assistant Professor, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun, India.

2AntimaThapliyal, Assistant Professor, Graphic Era Deemed University, Dehradun, India.

Manuscript received on 13 October 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 29 June 2020 | PP: 66-71 | Volume-8 Issue-10S2 August 2019 | Retrieval Number: J101708810S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.J1017.08810S219

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Abstract: The research paper aims at reframing the diasporic nuances such asalienation due to displacement, and assimilation as portrayed in JhumpaLahiri’sInterpreter of Maladies. This literary work discusses various changes and features of immigrants. The study of Diaspora, generally, describes the nature of memory, exile, nostalgia, alienation, and crises of identity. It surveys the two points; Assimilation and Alienation which are prominently raised in Diaspora writing. The present paper states about the collocation or nearness of past and present. The Cultural frames of references are implicated in traditions, rituals and specially the characters. They put an effort to make the cultures and traditions alive through the works. It also highlights the places; homeland as well as established country. The present study focuses on the widespread characteristics of Diaspora like discrimination, nostalgia, survival, cultural and traditional changes and identity. The study also touches upon novels and short stories that go along with the common traits or features of diasporic literature.

Keywords: Diaspora, Alienation, Assimilation, Cultural Change, Cultural Perspective, Homeland, Identity,
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