A Study of Psychological alienation In Bharati Mukherjee's Novels


  • Dr. Rituraj Trivedi Bhongaon, Mainpuri, U.P., India,
  • Dr. Vivek Bhatnagar Associate Prof. Department of English, Agra College, Agra, U.P., India


The Indian writer Bharati Mukherjee is the most widely known immigrant writers of America. An immigrant’s life that is full of pain, struggle, sense of belongingness, nostalgia and struggle for survival in alien land, serves as the background of Bharati Mukherjee's novels.Bharati Mukherjee’s novels focus onthe feeling of psychological alienation and exploring the migrationthat is experienced by immigrants.Psychologicalalienation is unbearable rift between self and a human being. The pain of dislocation and separation makes her novels a quest for identity in an alien land. Since Bharati Mukherjee’s novels characters are the victims of immigration, the critics focus her novels as consequences and problemsdue to immigration but actually the problems are not because they are immigrants but her women characters’ fight for their rights as an individual and as a woman.


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