DR. SHRI BHAGWAN SHARMA
ASSISTANT PROF. ( ENGLISH),
The present paper underlines the fact that the uprooted, displaced diasporic expatriates carrying the value system and cultural ethos of their native country, as represented in diasporic literature, in their attempts to acclimatize themselves to the alien host culture , do encounter a host of psychological complexities and cultural barriers which affect not only their physical health but mental wellbeing also. This paper also brings to surface the point that different behavioural reaction of different characters from diasporic literature in conflict or conformity with the cultural parameters and national sensibilities of the host countries determine their modes of life, mental health, individual ideologies in particular and socio-political status in the overall scheme of things, in general. The main highlight of the paper is that the different personality types, their unique emotional sides and thought patterns, assimilative techniques or marginalization effects once having been exposed to a new arcane and unfamiliar social set up, has led the psychologists or writers to construct new paradigms with their constituent factors in their respective fields
Keywords – Diaspora, cultural ethos, national sensibility, navigation, sub-identities, marginalization, assimilation.