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EEO. 2021; 20(5): 5621-5626


Experiences of Expatriates and Immigrants:A Reading from Diaspora short stories

Dr. Susheela. B.




Abstract

The emergence of the concept of Diaspora is fairly recent. This concept has elicited unprecedented interest in Academicians and has provoked divergent responses worldwide. It has emerged as an important area of research in the Department of Literature and Social Sciences.Some scholars have argued in favour of identifying a closed set of attributes, others have preferred to use the term in the broader sense of human dispersal.
Born and brought up in the Post-Colonial World, the new novelists, many of whom are a part of the great Indian Diaspora, had no reason to feel self-conscious in handling the English Language. It is simply a tool that hasbeen mastered thoroughly with typical Indian flair for languages.
India is the third-largest Diaspora next to British and Chinese. The migration of Indians has been gradual but relentless. One should think of it as reverse colonization. During the Raj, Indians were sent as indentured labour to various countries. Today, their children are holding key-posts in almost every field. Diaspora is living in 135 countries and is looked upon as a vibrant, new face of India. Indian diaspora has surmounted the pangs of dislocation to become the people of the world thrift, networking skill, impunity, and industry.
The migration of people across the globe is an inseparable part of human history. Diaspora is not new, it has its roots in history and religion. India witnessed a massive movement of people from India to other parts of the world in the 19th and 20th centuries.
In this paper I wish to explore the features of Diasporic writers of- Rohinton Mistry, Bharati Mukherjee, Jhumpa Lahiri . Apart from the short story writewrs,in the same period, A.K Ramanujan ,Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth,produced beautiful diasporic poetry and novels respectively.

Key words: colonization, Diaspora, impunity, migration






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