Suruchi Sharma

Assistant Professor

Maharana Pratap Govt College





Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian-American Writer. Being a diaspora herself, her novels deal with the lives of immigrants. The present novel, Queen of Dreams (2004) deals with the experiences of First and Second Generation immigrants. Both First and Second immigrants face the dilemma of belongingness. First Generation immigrants are unable to cope with the alien environment and yearn to return back to their homeland. The dilemma of belongingness is more crucial in the Second Generation immigrants who do not have true knowledge of their homeland and their true identity.

Key words: Diaspora, immigrants, identity.