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Volume 2 Issue 7

December 2015

Diasporic Rift between First Generation and Second Generation Migrants in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake
Mr. Pravin Bhagwan Bhaskar, 
Research Fellow, 
Department of English, 
North Maharashtra University, 
Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
Abstract
Amidst mapping the global diasporic literature, Indian diasporic literature writers have made a mark in highlighting various issues, essentially focusing on issues of migration, hybrid-culture, quest for identity, assimilation, cultural conflict and show a bitter rift between first and second diasporic migrants. The research paper attempts to focus on the diasporic rift between first and second generation migrants with regard to Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake. Jhumpa Lahiri reiterates about Indian and American culture and mapping the nostalgic sense of migrants. The Namesake clearly distinguishes between first and second generation migrants in terms of identity crisis, longing sense of homeland, cultural assimilation and nostalgia.
Keywords
Diaspora; Diasporic Consciousness; Quest for Identity; Cultural Differences; Sense of Nostalgia.
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