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Volume 1 Issue 6

November 2014

Migration and Cultural Diversity in Amitav Ghosh’s The Circle of Reason
Ms. Jolsana Baby, 
R&D Center, 
Bharathiar University, 
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Dr. P. Jeyappriya, 
Associate Professor, 
Department of English, 
Mother Teresa Women’s University, 
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
Diaspora cultures are not oriented towards lost origins or homelands, but are produced by ongoing histories of migrations and transnational cultural flows; the notion of separate, discrete cultures evaporates. The characters in Ghosh’s novels cross from within and beyond its borders. They do not dwell in distinct cultures but travel in cultural spaces that flow across borders. Amitav Ghosh’s first novel The Circle of Reason is the story of the victims of history who are forced into exile by incidents beyond their control. This novel displays migration and displacement of different characters, especially Alu, as they come across different challenges in the journey of their lives.
Migration; Culture; Displacement; Exile; Borders; Amitav Ghosh; The Circle of Reason.
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