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Treatment of Diaspora in Amitav Ghosh’s “The Glass Palace” and “The Circle of Reason”: A postcolonial Reading

Journal: Praxis International Journal of Social Science and Literature (Vol.4, No. 4)

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Page : 1-6

Keywords : Emigration; alienation; displacement; nostalgia; migration; dislocation; homeland; colonisation.;

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The diaspora is a path to self-realization, self knowledge and self definition. From the exodus as a result of colonial domination the displacement of people can be recognized. Diasporic writing occupies a position between nations and cultures of great significance. It is primarily a reaction to lost homes and complications such as misplacement, discrimination, survival, nostalgia, cultural transition and identification. In Ghosh's novels, he allows to pull out present of the past in several ways like migration. The amalgamation of history and anthropology helps to bring out the present of the past in many ways including displacement. It is possible to refer the exile to people moving from one nation to another due to different purposes such as finding refugees. Amitav Ghosh presents a cast of characters that straddle cultures cross national and cultural boundaries and inhabit diverse spaces. Ghosh's stories represent the unusual situations of people whose lives have been altered by their circumstances. Ghosh has emphasized the impact of migration on many occasions. Unsurprisingly, his protagonists represent a broad spectrum of cultural manifestations, resulting in a series of encounters with unfamiliar socio-cultural settings. The present paper deals with the treatment of diaspora within the sphere of postcolonial perspective in Ghosh's The Circle Of Reason (1986) and The Glass of Palace (2000).

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