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Volume 3 Issue 1

June 2017

Food as a Cultural Marker: A Comparative Study of Cultural Dimensions in the Novels of Timothy Mo’s Sour Sweet and Kamala Markandaya’s The Nowhere Man
Ms. J. Madhumidha Stri, 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of English, 
T.B.M.L. College, 
Porayar, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India
Cultural studies not only aid to generate aesthetic evaluation but also negotiate with cultural constructs and further pave way to lead a life of hybridity. The recurrent problems that occur to immigrants in general are the problem of bicultural misunderstanding. Writers of both the countries have taken up this aspect in their works and have both explicitly and implicitly discussed the significance of food as a cultural marker of the society. The paper also concentrates on how the characters presented in both the novels can achieve different levels of success or failures by culturally transplanting themselves into the host society.
Culture; Border-Crossing; Biculturalism; Society and Cultural Transplantation.
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