Jhumpa Lahiri Comparative Study

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Conclusion A Comparative Study between Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Jhumpa Lahiri While the previous chapter of the thesis engages with an understanding of the second generation diaspora, writer Jumpha Lahiri in this chapter draws us to a comparitive analysis of two imagined worlds represented by the two authors Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Jhumpa Lahiri. The twenty first century or the new millennium is a witness to an increasing movement of people from India to the new world of the United States of America. In such a scenario of wide-spread movement of people from their country of origin to the country of residence, this chapter seeks to analyse and look at the diaspora subjects of Divakaruni and Lahiri in the new land after they have…show more content…
The term transnational according to the American Heritage Dictionary (2004) is “reaching beyond or transcending national boundaries.” The transnationals are individuals who maintain a number ofconnections across international borders. These connections could be social, economic, cultural and political. At this point it is interesting to note the example of Jhumpa Lahiri who has become a true transnational. For instance in her new book, In Other Words we see the transnational behaviour of this writer who is herself asecond generation diaspora writer. She remarks, “It will be the first true departure of my life. On a ship this time, I cross the Atlantic Ocean, to live in Italy.” (2015: 5). This clearly points to the fact that Lahiri's diaspora subjects like their creator depicts transnational behaviour where they enjoy transnational mobility and are not rooted to any one…show more content…
The idea of transnationalism is used to understand and explain immigrant behaviour in today's world, According to Linda G. Basch et al. “Transnationlism entails a process by which immigrants forge and sustain multi-stranded social relations that link together their societies of origin and settlement.”(qtd. in Sahoo Baas and Faist, 2012: 3).Basch et al. emphasised that many “migrants today build social fields that cross geographical, cultural, and political borders; however, crucial in this is that these migrants have involvements in both home and host country” (qtd. in Sahoo, Baas and Faist, 2012:

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