Diasporic Consciousness in Uma Parameswaran’s Mangoes on the Maple Tree
Keywords:Rootlessness, Alienation, Acculturation.
The term “Diaspora” refers to the people who have moved out from his or her ancestral motherland. The Diasporic literature underlines the hurdles and social barriers faced by those people in the reference. Most of the writing in this kind are throwing lights on a Man’s sense of alienation, depression and rootlessness.The writers of the Indian Diaspora like V. S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, Anita Desai, Bharati Mukherjee, Rohintan Mistry, M. G. Vasanji, BapsiSidhwa, Kiran Desai, and JhumpaLahiri have explored the identity crisis, racial and cultural conflicts, ethnicity and sense of belongingness, loneliness and alienation among the immigrants. Uma Parameswaran has recognizes the experiences of Indo- Canadians as expressed through the literature. This novel focuses on the rootlessness of expatriate life of the people in their new country, leaving ones homeland and settling in the foreign land gives alienated feeling.
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