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CLASS QUESTIONS IN DIASPORA: REVISITING KIRAN DESAI’S THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS  

NASEEM CHOUDHARY

PH.D RESEARCH SCHOLAR

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF JAMMU

JAMMU, INDIA

 

Abstract:

Diaspora does not imply crossing of borders only but the movements of ideas, images and people, who carry ideas and memories with them. One of the major issues today in postcolonial literature is the problem of displacement and its consequences. Uprooting from one’s own culture and land and the agonies of resettling in an alien land is depicted in many postcolonial works. Among such postcolonial works is Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss, essentially a diasporic novel and (which) deals with the same concerns and issues. The paper explores how Desai treats with great insight, current issues related to immigration, displacement, loss of identity, emotional complexes, clash of cultures, human relations, hybridity and in-betweeness, globalization and multiculturalism etc. Relationship between class and diaspora is explored and analysed which is the focal point of this paper. An attempt has also been made to explore that how marginalization and discrimination as a result of migration is greatly affected by class.

Key Words: Migration, Displacement, Class Issues, Diaspora, Identity Crisis, Hybridity, Nostalgia

 

 journal of english

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