Diasporic Literature and the Indian Diasporic Fiction

Ghanashyam Nath

Abstract


At the present age we find a great diversity in the human population in almost all of the countries especially in the ‘First World’ countries and in the speedily developing countries. This is chiefly because of migration. The migrant people or the settlers are new and like alien to the adoptive land in terms of language, culture, tradition and so on which  at times lead to ethnic clashes at times. Because, the migrant people always try to keep their original identity alive – they like to be what they have been in their motherland. This is very much disturbing to the migrant people to live in a land which is different from that of their own; they find it difficult to mingle with the native people, native culture of the adoptive land. This is the case with the native people also. All these kind of experiences have been portrayed in the literary works of some of the migrant people. These literary works are popularly known as Diasporic Literature. Diasporic literature also presents a clear understanding of the migrant people of their homeland. Indian diasporic literature is a vast field to be studied. This may lead to the understanding of the migrant people’s experiences in the foreign lands and also the kind of reception they receive. This might also lead to a much more clear understanding of the Indian culture and tradition as it is often get contrasted and compared to the other cultures of the world in the diasporic literature.


Keywords


culture, diaspora, identity, Indian.

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