NONGMAITHEM SURAJ KUMAR
Nagaland University, Department of English.
ABSTRACT: Kiran Desai is one of the most important women Indian writers. She is the daughter of Anita Desai, another noted Indian writer. She was born on 3rd September, 1971 in Chandigarh. Kiran Desai is one of those women writers who had created a great impact in the literary world at a very young age. Her novel, “The Inheritance of Loss” talks about the life struggle of the people in the hilly regions. At a very young age she won the Man Booker Prize in 2006. The novel is filled with full of stylistic playfulness, emotions, love and beautiful description of nature and its elements. The novel is filled with full of natural elements. The author also describes the difference between the living pattern in India and abroad. Further, in the novel people of various communities livings together peacefully without any discrimination are clearly depicted in the novel. Further, the dependence of nature by the people especially those living in the hilly regions are also shown in the novel. The novel also depicts, the tension created by humans over the possession of the nature (especially the land and demarcation of the boundary). Moreover, the beauty of natural landscape on the hilly region at the various times of the year is also beautifully represented by the author. The novel shows that without nature, human cannot survive alone and it has always helped human in various ways. Preserving culture, tradition and living together is also depicted in the novel. Nature also plays an important role in identifying the culture of a particular community. Lastly the author describes the scenic beauty of Kanchenjunga (the second highest mountain in the world).
Keywords: Darjeeling, Forest, God, Afghan Princess, human calamities.