Immigrant Identity and Acculturation in Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices
Keywords:Culture, Identity, Acculturation, Assimilation, Immigration.
Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices is about the cultural identity, interracial tensions, social emptiness, diasporic community, and the mindset of the immigrant Indians. Indian society is portrayed for its traditional, ethnic, cultural and religious values. In this novel she shares about the feeling and emotions of Indian immigrants through different characters on the grounds of identity, racism, acculturation, assimilation and language. There is also a cultural conflict between the first generation and second generation immigrants. This paper is an attempt to express the problems of immigrants and how they face the problem of culture and identity.
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