Cultural Alienation in Naipaul’s Half a Life
Diasporic writing, a post- colonial scenario, elaborate issues such as marginalization, cultural insularity, social disparity, racism, ethnicity etc. Oscillating between the attractions of home and those from the new, the migrants wage a constant psychic battle: The old world is replete with myth and tradition; the new order is proliferate with thirst for freedom and independence. They are in a dilemma as to whether they should remain in a ghetto of old values with least interaction with the majority or break the barriers and get assimilated with the overwhelming new culture.
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