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Volume 2 Issue 12

September 2015

Home as Envisioned by Migrants in Diasporic Imagination with Special Reference to Salman Rushdie’s Imaginary Homelands
Mr. Sandeep Kumar Sharma, 
Researcher, 
Department of English, 
Punjabi University, 
Patiala, Punjab, India
Abstract
Diaspora is a term which has a very wide ranging significance and the concept of home and homeland becomes very significant in diasporic situations. Diaspora is used across a variety of academic disciplines because of its capacity to look holistically at a movement, tying together both quantitative and qualitative understandings of the movement. As a term related specifically to the movement of people, diaspora accounts for the motivation of human movement in a manner that terms such as ‘immigration’ or ‘refugee’ cannot. In Imaginary Homelands, Rushdie focuses much on the concept of home and says that it is based around an organizing principle of inclusions and exclusions for populations that have not been entirely settled in one place.
Keywords
Diaspora; Home; Homeland; Exile; Migrants; Dispersion.
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