Chapter- One Theorising Identity and The Search for The Self among the sub-continental Diaspora in Britain Identity has always been a problematic area of interrogation epistemologically, existentially and politically and it continues to propel our thought. Etymologically, the term is derived from Latin word ‘Idem’ meaning ‘same’ (Oxford Online Dictionary) which means ‘specific quality or condition of being a specific person or an object”.
be a sub-section within the larger umbrella term of Diasporic Literature? Vijay Mishra in his essay ‘Introduction: The Diaspotic Imaginary’, argues how ‘Diaspora’ has been a culturally specific term: fundamentally used to describe the exodus of the Jewish community. However, the contemporary definition of Diaspora has broadened and has included within itself lives of ‘any group living in displacement’ (Mishra, 13). For Mishra it’s a postmodern move which dismantles ‘Logocentricism’ and linear view
societies. While England was becoming a more inclusive society, it was still a racist society. As England gradually withdrew its imperial tentacles, a sort of colonization in reverse occurred. Considering its historical implications, postcolonial diaspora was not simply immigration into Britain from other place, but a continual reminder that ‘we are here because you were there.’ Although conventional colonialism had ended by the 1970s when the story was set, it can be argued that the dissolution of
Diaspora Literature - A Testimony of Realism By Shaleen Singh Diaspora Literature involves an idea of a homeland, a place from where the displacement occurs and narratives of harsh journeys undertaken on account of economic compulsions. Basically Diaspora is a minority community living in exile. The Oxford English Dictionary 1989 Edition (second) traces the etymology of the word 'Diaspora' back to its Greek root and to its appearance in the Old Testament (Deut: 28:25) as such it references. God's
by faster transportation and the movement and subsequent settlement of peoples across the globe in what has come to be called 'diaspora'. The situation is such that many of the old boundaries and barriers by which nations defined themselves have become less certain, challenged by the increasing power of people to move across them whether literally or figuratively. Diaspora has become a term in academic parlance that is associated with the experience of travel or the introduction of ambiguity into
The Indian English novel evolved as a subaltern consciousness; as a reaction to break away from the colonial literature. Hence the post colonial literature in India witnessed a revolution against the idiom which the colonial writers followed. Gradually the Indian English authors began employing the techniques of hybrid language, magic realism peppered with native themes. Thus from a post colonial era Indian literature ushered into the modern and then the post-modern era. The saga of the Indian English
topics. People discuss things here that they can't face-to-face," he says. But social media expert Gaurav Mishra, who is the CEO of online marketing firm 2020 Social, argues that it's not the anonymity that comes with a virtual profile which is breeding online caste communities. "The phenomenon is only a reflection of the fact that caste is an important part of identity for many urban Indians," he says. "Identity is more persistent and real in the virtual space. You are connected to friends, they