The Cross-cultural Conflicts in Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s A New Dominion
“Cross-Cultural Conflicts” is an autopsy of both Indian and Western cultures. The women writers, with their sensitive perception of the human bondage, tackle the situation from the perspective of the relationship between man and woman in or out of marriage, which is intimate and most complex, and also they handle the problems of the expatriates with their psychological trauma and cultural schizophrenia due to cross-cultural conflicts. The characterization of Western Women provides similarities in character and situation where they are stranded as vagrants moving from their native land to India and back to their homeland. They are subjected to emotional, sensitive, and sentimental problems irrespective of the differences in race, religion, culture, and creed. They have sexual freedom and remain strangers to others to reconstruct their lives. They are the translated souls in search of peace and fulfillment but they are all lovable and loving, sensitive and sentimental, individualistic and assertive with the common weakness to gratify their sexual needs in the labyrinth of their hearts. Their sexual quest is initiated by attraction but later they are repelled by aversion and psychological nausea.
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