Quest of the Displaced in Manju Kapur’s The Immigrant – An outlook

Authors

  • T. Staney Sherin (Ph.D. Research Scholar, Reg. No.8282) Assistant Professor, Dept. of English and Research Centre Scott Christian College (Autonomous), Nagercoil – 629 003 Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli – 627 012, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Dr. L. Judith Sophia (Research Supervisor and Guide) Assistant Professor, Dept. of English and Research Centre Scott Christian College (Autonomous), Nagercoil – 629 003 Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli – 627 012, Tamil Nadu, India.

Keywords:

Alienation, trauma, expatriate, rootlessness, cultural dilemma and dislocation.

Abstract

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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Published

2018-08-11