Symbolrepudiation and identity construction in Diasporic Novels of Bharati Mukherjee


  • Saikat Majumdar, Dr. Sandip Sarkar


As a significant voice of the Indian diaspora in North America, Bharati Mukherjee is perhaps deserves inclusion in any discussion about the fixed and rooted paradigm. Her voice reaches where new force supplants the construction of national and cultural identity. In this regard, perhaps what is most striking about the novelist's literary and critical project is that it has spanned thirty years, with the more recent writings taking her into new and uncharted literary topography. It contains a large and diverse body of literature that addresses many of the problems addressed in this article. It relates the difficulties surrounding questions of identity creation, cultural diversity, country formation, and marginalization in the increasingly diasporic world.