Dislocation, Displacement and Immigrant experience in the Short Stories of Shauna Singh Baldwin

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  • Dr. Sakshi Semwal Assistant Professor Department of Humanities & Social Sciences DIT University Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v7i1.6272

Abstract

The Indian Diaspora is a wonderful place to write from, and I am lucky to be a part of it-Kiran Desai

Indian Women writers like Kiran Desai, BhartiMukherjeee, Chitra Banerjee, Jumpa Lahiri all are dealing with the issues of Diasporic Consciousness, dislocation, displacement and immigrant experiences in their writings. Shauna Singh Baldwin, a Canadian-American writer of Indian origin is one of the most significant writers of Indian diaspora writing experiences of Sikh community during partition of Indian and its aftermath. In molding the personality of Shauna Singh Baldwin, the concept of nation, home and belongingness to the place of origin finds an important role. She has adopted and assimilated the elements of both home and host cultures and that is clearly revealed through her writings. As she says: “I wrote because I needed to make sense of my world by describing it. Eventually the stories weren't about me and my experience, but about situations, problems, feelings, metaphors and images that just refuse to go away.”

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Published

09-01-2019

How to Cite

Semwal, D. S. (2019). Dislocation, Displacement and Immigrant experience in the Short Stories of Shauna Singh Baldwin. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(1), 9. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v7i1.6272