Cultural Hybridity: A Thematic Study in the select novels of Michael Ondaatje


  • V. Meenambigai MA.M.Phil. PGDCE., (Ph.D Scholar) Department of English Kongunadu Arts and Science College Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Dr. P Chitra MA. M.Phil., Ph.D., PGDMT Assistant Professor of English Department of English Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India


Assimilation,CulturalHybridity,Dislocation, Displacement, Identity,Immigrants, Insider, Migration,Outsider.


When in Rome, live as the Romans do; when elsewhere, live as they live elsewhere.

  • Saint Ambrose

The current study emphasises the theme of cultural hybridity in the select novels of Michael Ondaatje. Migration is the ‘movement by people from one place to another with the intentions of settling, permanently or temporarily in a new location. Canada is basically a land of immigrants with a very little amount of its native occupants. In the multicultural society social gathering have different cultural conviction and thoughts, these contrasts amongst convictions and thoughts prompts to cultural conflict.Every individual either immigrant or native occupants deals with a specificculture.There is no society without culture and culture can’t exist without society. Each person on the earth is occupied in keeping to his/her battles for their presences. In this globalized world different society or ethnic gatherings have a specific life style, and if there isn’t any required awareness relating to various social orders’lifestyle leads to cultural clash.


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Meenambigai, V., & Chitra, D. P. (2019). Cultural Hybridity: A Thematic Study in the select novels of Michael Ondaatje. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(7), 16. Retrieved from