The Pain Of Cultural Alienation In Mrs. Sen, By Boori Me

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At the time of evening, she went to her neighbour’s house where she welcomed by them and sometimes passed to a tea but she could not sit on the furniture, she was only allowed to sit on the doorways or hallways. They sympathize with her for the loss of her family. The housewives in the building in an attempt to explain her exaggerations collectively take her to be a homeless migrant in pain.
Boori Ma tries to escape from the hardship she is facing by reminiscing about her early life in her own country. She does not home for herself which reminds her own. For instance, in the other stories characters like Mrs. Sen, they talk and think about her native and longing for that. Boori Ma also has no home but she has her past memories only,
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Often, the westerners do like that. Dixit represents the typical Indian woman because, she thought like as a suffering Indian woman that she willing to forgive her husband for her son. But Lakshmi told Miranda furiously, “If i were her I’d fly straight to London and shoot them both.” (IM 97).
Jhumpa Lahiri explains the pain of the immigrants in all her stories. But in her one of the collection, Mrs. Sen is obviously dealt with the pain of cultural alienation and nostalgic feeling of the migrated people in a foreign land, throughout the character Mrs. Sen. She is the protagonist of the story, mistress of the University professor, a thirty year old home maker. She migrated from Calcutta to Boston with her husband mistress who teaches in the University of Boston.
This not only the changes of location but also facing the problem of traditional and cultural conflict where they were migrated as well as they injured by socially and psychologically causing a strong sense of loneliness and segregation. Mrs. Sen could not adopt by host cultural where she misses her own traditional. Lahiri mentioned in an interview that she depicted the character of Mrs. Sen while in her mind, she keeping about her mother and women of her
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Sen, and her collection of saves, gold bangles, her braided hair, bowls and her colanders and one thing particularly strike him. That is the Sens, both are not wear shoes in their home and her Indian blade o cutting vegetables, fish and chicken, these are deeply contrasted with Eliot’s culture. Throughout these contrast the boy compared himself about the two way of culture and compared his mother with Mrs. Sen. Mrs. Sen preparing food for two but, his mother does like that, she goes without lunch and order pizza for dinner.
Mrs. Sen depending on her husband but his mother does not like that. Mrs. Sen is actually home sick always she longs for her home that means her own native, India and in particular Calcutta. She always thinks about her memories of homeland and shared with Eliot. When she told one day, “a large celebration of any kind, my mother sends out word in the evening for all the neighbourhood women to bring blades just like this one, and then they sit in an enormous circle on the roof of

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