Quest of the Displaced in Manju Kapur’s The Immigrant - An outlook
Keywords:Alienation, trauma, expatriate, rootlessness, cultural dilemma and dislocation.
Manju Kapur, the post-colonial writer, writes about the quagmire the displaced people have encountered in adopting an alternate culture and tradition in the overseas land. Her writings help the reader understand the several traumas that the displaced undergo in the strange land. Kapur , having the experience of an expatriate has focused on themes like dislocation, cultural dilemma, rootlessness, alienation, loss of identity and lack of belongingness. Kapur’s fourth novel The Immigrant revolves around the traumatic experiences of the displaced people in Halifax, Canada.
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