Cultural Alienation in Naipaul’s Half a Life


  • M. Archana Ph.D. Research Scholar, PG & Research Department of English, Government Arts College, Karur, Tamil Nadu, India.


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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Archana, M. (2018). Cultural Alienation in Naipaul’s Half a Life. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 6(11), 10. Retrieved from