The Transformation of The Female Immigrant Identity in Bharathi Mukherjee’s Jasmine


  • N. Nagalakshmi III BA English, Dr.UmayalRamanathandCollegeforWomen, Karaikudi


Diaspora   refers to the dispersion of a people from their homeland.  A simple definition   of   diaspora literature, then, would be works that are written by authors   who live outside their native land. The term identifies a work’s distinctive geographic origins.  But diaspora literature may also be defined by its contents, regardless of where it was written.  In contrast, living in diaspora may be assuming a certain accommodation to living away from the homeland-and a sense that it is possible to survive and even thrive in the adopted country.   Diasporic living stops short of assimilation because the community still maintains its distinctive identity and its status as a minority people.

Writers of Indian diaspora are at the centre stage since last decade because of their capturing works. Indian diaspora occupies second largest place in the world.   The population of diaspora is approximately 25 million, who settled whole notable regions of the world.  Indian immigrants in the overseas are for various reasons like free trade, better standards of life and earning. Diasporic or immigrant writing occupies a great place of significance between cultures and countries. Writings diaspora benefits many ways and a powerful web connects the entire globe.  The foremost characteristic features of diaspora writings involve the quest for identity, nostalgia, familial and marital relationships apart from uprooting, multi-cultural milieu etc. 


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Nagalakshmi, N. (2017). The Transformation of The Female Immigrant Identity in Bharathi Mukherjee’s Jasmine. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 5(10), 6. Retrieved from