SCHISENATED SELFDOM IN V.S. NAIPAUL’S A HOUSE FOR MR. BISWAS
Indian writers of diaspora have immensely contributed to the growth of fiction in English. Colonial and post-colonial India are divisions that are no more relevant to a historian than a litterateur because Indian English literature transcends the barriers of inconsequential classifications and has almost become part of mainstream English Literature. V.S. Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas, a fiction with autobiographical nature. The themes are predominantly reflects his nomadic feelings, A House for Mr. Biswas delineates with the theme of isolation and schism for self. Biswas undergoes a process of acculturation and socialization, but his story is equally about his alienation, about belonging to a particular society yet living in “alienation” from it, is his unrealized ambitions. Through his protagonist, Naipaul tries to communicate the painful and traumatic experiences of an immigrant. The sense of isolation, alienation and loss that was born in sensitive writers of the twentieth century that it may be called the literature of deport.
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