Alien at Home: A Multicultural Reading of Tribal Experience in Mahasweta Devi's Imaginary Maps
One of the most significant features of Indian literature in English is its recognition and
manifestation of social heterogeneity and plurality. In this perspective, it displays immense
possibility to address the issues of cultural diversity, social exclusion, cultural hegemony,
minority cultures, and most prominently identity, subsuming within it individual, cultural and
national identity. This post-modern response to cultural dynamism, most widely known as
'multiculturalism', provides framework to examine the beliefs, values of diverse culture and subculture in the works of writers and poets including Mulk Raj Anand, Anita Desai, Nissim
Ezekiel, Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy and many more.