‘DISPLACEMENT’ AND ITS AFTERMATH IN DIASPORA: A STUDY ON MIRA NAIR’S FILMS MISSISSIPPI MASALA AND THE NAMESAKEJournal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH -GRANTHAALAYAH (Vol.5, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2017-06-30
Authors : Abdul Jaleel KV;
Page : 331-338
Keywords : Diaspora; Mira Nair’s Films; Mississippi Masala; The Namesake.;
Diaspora, one of the major disciplines in post-colonial studies, extensively deals with migration, displacement and its consequences. The idea of displacement tells that it may occur in two ways voluntary and involuntary. While involuntary (forced) displacement happens due to the natural calamities, political, social, religious turmoil and what not, voluntary displacement, more over psychologically, takes place due to mainly aspiration for better life, globalization and its offshoots. Though the displacement helped to have developments in all fields to the diasporic people as well as the people in homeland, it creates immeasurable problems physically and psychologically such as assaults from host community, identity crises, cross-cultural conflict, alienation, home and host issues, trauma of uprooting and re-rooting, gender problems etc. in diasporic people. The study tries to find out the major issues in the hostland after displacement and how do diasporic people respond to it. Taking examples for voluntary and involuntary displacement from Indian Diasporic director Mira Nair's movies The namesake (2006) and Mississippi Masala (1991), the study aims to understand the consequences of displacement and psychological issues of the diaspora. Some of the theoretical concepts like identity, home, alienation will be applying to analyse their lives in hostland and bring broad understanding of the migrants.
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