Ed. by R.P. Pradhan Associate Professor in the Department of English, V.S.S.D. College, Kanpur is a gold medalist in M.A. (English) from University of Allahabad. Supriya Shukla Associate Professor and Head, Department of English at V.S.S.D. College, Kanpur.
The book is a study of several aspects of immigrant consciousness and diasporic sensibilities. The scholarly papers of the eminent authors reveal the thematic concerns of distinguished, world-renowned Indian diasporic novelists and poets who have probed and researched extensively, not just on the issues concerning diaspora, but also investigated and attempted to understand the human mind and human psychology. The rootedness to their motherland is what is an underlying feature among diasporic writers.
Contents • Preface • List of Contributors • A.K. Ramanujan: Journey Towards Roots • Diaspora: A Renunciation of Allegiance? • The Coloured Darkness: A Study of Naipaul’s An Area of Darkness • Kashmir Across Ages and Beyond Conﬂ icts in the Poetry of Agha Shahid Ali • V.S. Naipaul as a Diasporic Writer with Special Reference to A House for Mr. Biswas • V.S. Naipaul’s Concept of Diaspora • Vikram Seth’s “Homeless” and “Unclaimed”: A View through the Diasporic Lenses • Mapping the Trajectory of Internal Migration: Alka Saraogi’s Kalikatha: Via Bypass • Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake: A Tale of Diasporic Consciousness • Diasporic Sensibility in Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine • Situating Diasporic Identity in V.S. Naipaul’s Half a Life and Magic Seeds • Indian Diaspora: Old and New • Meteoric Identity and Transcultural Experiences of Indian Diaspora in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth • India of the Mind: Homeland and Diasporic Contingencies • Contamination Perpetrated by Diaspora.