Review of Displacement, Space, and Identity in the Postcolonial Novels of Jhumpa Lahiri, Rohinton Mistry and Manju Kapur

Authors

  • Ambrose M. C. Research Scholar, Institute of Social Sciences & Humanities, Srinivas University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • A. Lourdusamy Research Professor, Institute of Social Sciences & Humanities, Srinivas University, Mangalore, India.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47992/IJMTS.2581.6012.0195

Keywords:

Displacement, Space, Identity, Diaspora, Alienation, Post-colonial, Hybridity, Identity formation

Abstract

Purpose: This study focuses on the themes of displacement, space, and identity depicted in the post-colonial novels of Jhumpa Lahiri, Rohinton Mistry, and Manju Kapur. Post-colonial writings, particularly novels, deal with two major issues concerning the ‘modern people’ - displacement and search for identity. This study tries to analyze the treatment of these themes in the selected novels of the authors selected for the study.

Design/Methodology/Approach: For the study, many research articles, books, and research theses have been reviewed. Previous studies on similar lines have been thoroughly read and reviewed to get a comprehensive idea of the work that has been done so far. Both offline and online resources have been consulted for the study. An exploratory analytical discussion approach of research methodology is adopted to carry on the study.

Finding/Result: After reading and reviewing the resources available on the topic selected for the study, it has been found that the theme of displacement, space and search for identity has been a recurrent theme in the novels of Jhumpa Lahiri, Rohinton Mistry, and Manju Kapur. These issues have been dealt with in the novels of these writers either explicitly or as an underlying theme.

Originality/Value: The study proposed to be conducted will be original since the study dwells mainly on displacement it focuses on space in the formation of identity. Space excludes and includes individuals and communities. The analysis on displacement in connection with space and identity in the writings of the diasporic writers and writings on diaspora sheds a light on the aspects of the formation of identities in the postcolonial scenario.

Paper Type: Review Article

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Published

2022-04-30

How to Cite

Ambrose M. C., & A. Lourdusamy. (2022). Review of Displacement, Space, and Identity in the Postcolonial Novels of Jhumpa Lahiri, Rohinton Mistry and Manju Kapur. International Journal of Management, Technology and Social Sciences (IJMTS), 7(1), 354–372. https://doi.org/10.47992/IJMTS.2581.6012.0195