Immigrant Identity and Acculturation in Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices

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  • Ms. Dony Preethii J.J Research Scholar (Full-Time), Virudhu Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Dr. M. Meena Devi Assistant professor, Research Centre in English, V.H.N. Senthikumara Nadar College, Virudhu Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India

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Culture, Identity, Acculturation, Assimilation, Immigration.

Abstract

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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Published

2019-02-22

How to Cite

J.J, M. D. P., & Devi, D. M. M. (2019). Immigrant Identity and Acculturation in Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 7(2), 8. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/7007

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