Peer Salim Jahangeer
M. Phil. (English) and M.Ed.
Ph. D. Research Scholar
Malik Muzamil Muzaffar
Lecturer in English, School
Education Department J&K, India
Abstract: – Diaspora as an expression has developed into omnipresent concept as it does not remain confined only with the Jewish Diaspora. Thus diaspora relates with the dispersion or spread of people from their original motherland to other foreign land. As from the Greek word meaning, ‘to scatter,’ diaspora is defined as any community of people who do not live in their own country of origin, but maintain their heritage in a new land. Many of them can probably relate to this issue, since they have ancestral roots from one country but reside in another country. With the beginning of globalization, movement was the norm and people eagerly move in search of job, education, business etc. making the term more general. In postmodernist age, migration is mostly encouraged by economic benefits and luxurious life style. The new diaspora in modern times usually summons from trained experts and upwardly moveable people. Thus the idea of ‘diaspora’ in modern time has undergone modification. There is scientific development in all fields of life. Time and space have shrunk on account of scientific inventions and improvement of communication means. Modern progress of social networking has made an easy for men to move from one place to another place. The diaspora people faced diasporic consciousness in their diasporic life which they expressed with the help of literature as literature reflects life. The focus of this paper will be “Diaspora and its relation with English Literature”.
Keywords:- diaspora, dispersion, Jews, literature.