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The Term of " Diaspora ".

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The Term of " Diaspora ".

  1. 1. The Term of “ Diaspora ” is generally used to refer the any people or population forced to leave their own traditional homeland and they settled down to the another place which is far from their own homeland.
  2. 2. The Indian Diaspora classifed into two kinds:- 1) Forced Migration to Africa, Fiji or the Caribbean on account of slavery or indentured labour in the 18th or 19th century. 2) Voluntary Migration to U.S.A., U.K., Germany, France or other European countries for the sake of professional or academic purpose.
  3. 3. V.S Naipaul Salaman Rushdie Amitav Ghosh Jhumpa Lahri Kuketu Mehta Tabish Khair Sonali Bose
  4. 4. 1) V.S. Naipaul :-  V.S. Naipaul is stands in first of the all Diasporic writer. he was born in the small town of Chaguanas on the island of Trinidad and now he lives in England. The sense of ‘Homelessness’ comes naturally to him and it’s found in his writing. In 1961 he written one of his most famouse novels “ A House for Mr. Biswas's”. The whole of his novel representing the memories of Naipaul’s childhood. The main character of the novel of Mr.Biswas ‘s life very similar to the life of Naipaul. Mr. Biswas’s search for a new ‘house’ is a search for belonging that he is not the ‘other’, to possess a place in an alien land. The Diasporic sensiblity show in his writing. His whole novel layered with the sence of alienation and exile which is found in her writing. He cannot have that sense of belongingness anywhere because of his sense of alienation.
  5. 5. 2) Salaman Rushdie:- Salaman Rushdie was born on 19th June 1947 in Bombay but in 1967 his parents moved to Pakistan. He belonged to three countries and yet to none. The sense of displacement see in his work. The central character Flapping Eagle acts like an immigrant and newly arrived in a country which is different from his native land and the cultural difference is also present there. While Flapping Eagle’s problem was rootlessness. Rushdie’s was of multiple roots. This is evident in his next two writings of Midnight’s Children and Shame. In Midnight’s Children, the protagonist Saleem Sinai journeys through India, Pakistan and Bangladesh and yet there is no certain place for him to settle down. Thus relocation is the root of problem here. The characters of the novel has the quest for some ‘imaginary homeland’. Thus we can echo the fact that every Diasporic literature is in reality a longing for that long lost homeland with which they want to establish a connection.
  6. 6. 3)Amitav Ghosh :- Amitav Ghosh is another writer of the Indian Diaspora. He Born in Calcutta on July 11, 1956 . he later on moved to Delhi for higher studies and now lives in New York. In 2008, he published Sea of Poppies. the first part of the novel deals with the colonial period of India and the novel has the descriptions related to the first wave of migration of those indentured laborers. Ghosh's vision thus takes shape in the historical records of the first generation of workers who left their native land never to return again and to settle in a foreign country where they would never again find their true selves.
  7. 7. 4) Jhumpa Lahiri :- In her novels we see the crisis of identity and belongingness. Lahiri was a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and born on July 11, 1967 in London and later her family moved to the United States The Namesake represent the life of Gogol Ganguli is the American-born son of Asoka and Ashima Ganguli. The American society takes Gogol as its victim and He swing between the indian culture and American culture.He is an ABCD- “an American Born Confused Desi”, who doesn’t have the answer to the question: “Where are you from?”. He knows that deshi genrelly used for the “countryman” means “Indian”,and he knows that his parents and all their friends always refer to India simply as desh. But Gogol never thinks of India as desh. In America he feels himself alien. But the end of the novel he realized his heritage and the value of his Indian identify.
  8. 8. Conclusion :- The Home and Dislocation appeared again and again as the central themes in the writings of Indian Diasporic writers. Diasporic experience often comes from memory a memory of loss, of leaving the home, of not having any soul-connection with the host country and thus Diasporic literature always acts as a kind of bridge between two different cultures.

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