Fractured Identities: A Study of Diasporic Reality & Identity Crisis in Agha

Authors

  • Ajay S Deshmukha
  • Rajdeep Deshmukh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i7.11135

Keywords:

Diaspora, Identity, Identity Crisis, Agha Shahid Ali.

Abstract

Diaspora is much talked and celebrated discourse across the disciplines. Confrontation of diasporic community with native community gives rise to multi-dimensional problems. Diasporic community thus undergoes different levels of realities that change their perception as person who migrated from his/her homeland in search of new opportunities. Their perception as a segment in foreign land is marked with the sense of alienation, hybridity, identity crisis and many other mental and physical, cultural-religious, and spatial-geographical turmoil. In a sense they come across the diasporic reality. Diasporic reality is a combined study of Diaspora and problems of migrants. This paper explores the meaning of diaspora through the definitions of different writers and the problems of migrants.  It specifically attempts to trace the problems of identity crisis and hybridity as confrontation with different often contradictory socio-cultural, religious, and different historical backdrop in which diasporic community is located in.

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Author Biographies

Ajay S Deshmukha

Department of English

Shri. Muktanand College

Gangapur-431 109, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

Rajdeep Deshmukh

Department of English

Shri. Muktanand College

Gangapur-431 109, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

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Published

28-07-2021

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Deshmukha, A. S., & Deshmukh, R. . (2021). Fractured Identities: A Study of Diasporic Reality & Identity Crisis in Agha . SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(7), 104–118. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i7.11135

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