A Thematic Study of Cultural Alienation and Search for Identity in the Novels of Bharati Mukherjee
As a writer, Bharati Mukherjee needs no introduction. She has created her place in Asian American literature, Canadian literature, Indian literature in English, Post- Colonial literature and diaspora literature. The quality of cultural conflict is one of the main reasons to feel alienated and this quality is present in all the five novels of Bharati Mukherjee. She has an esteemed place in the Indian authors. Although she is writing abroad, but her writing shows the native ethos. My thesis explores the five novels of Bharati Mukherjee from the perspective of Alienation. ' Displacement, assimilation, expatriation and immigration are key words in the fiction of Bharati Mukherjee. She has explored her deep feeling of alienation through her creative works. Bharati Mukherjee’s works mostly focuses on the migration, new immigration, alienation, expatriation, Indian struggling women. Through these works she shows her own struggling, first as an expatriate and then as an immigrant. Living in Canada she has face the problem of acculturation, assimilation which we can find in her works. She interprets her reaction and experience as an expatriate. Later when she moved to the U.S.A. her writing also moves in a growing recognition as an immigrant. She shows her experience and reflection living as an immigrant in America.
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