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Volume 2 Issue 12

June 2015

A Study of Alienation in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth
Ms. C. Padma Priya, 
Researcher, 
Department of English, 
Bharathidasan University Constituent College, Orathanadu, 
Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, India

Dr. N. Gejeswari, 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of English, 
Bharathidasan University Constituent College, Orathanadu, 
Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract
This paper deals with the sense of alienation in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth. The question of identity is always a difficult one, especially for those who are culturally displaced and grow up in two worlds simultaneously. For the first generation immigrants, the challenges of exile, the loneliness, the constant sense of alienation, the knowledge of and longing for a lost world, are most explicit and distressing than for their children. The problem for the children of immigrants those with strong ties to their country of origin, they feel neither one thing nor the other. This paper is all about the problem of the constant sense of alienation.
Keywords
Alienation; First Generation Immigrants; Jhumpa Lahiri; Unaccustomed Earth.
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