Diasporic Elements in Amit Chaudhuri’s Odysseus Abroad
Makwana Ajay Lalabhai*, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Government Arts College, Kawant, Chhotaudepur, Gujarat, India.
Manuscript received on June 10, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on June 19, 2020. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2021. | PP: 224-228 | Volume-4, Issue-10, June 2020. | Retrieval Number: J10140641020/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.J1014.0641020
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Abstract: The present paper has been specifically designed to investigate diasporic elements in the selected novel of Amit Chaudhuri’s Odysseus Abroad. Indian diaspora literature has emerged as an academic discipline in the age of multi-culturalism and transnationalism. It has been flourished by Indian origin authors who have migrated in different nations for different reasons. The galaxy of Indian Diaspora literature is enriched by notable male-female authors who have projected the trauma and complexities of abroad life in their fictional works. Amit Chaudhuri is a prestigious literary figure in the modern indian diasporic writing. The novel portrays a saga and suffering of young indian Bengali boy Ananda who migrate to the Oxford University, England to peruse his degree in literature. Ananda face many challenges in newly adopted western culture. Throughout his journey in foreign land, Ananda exhibit different tropical issues like identity crisis, homesickness, displacement, exile and alienation. Odysseus Abroad is a conspicuous diasporic text which represents a painful journey of a young indian student in abroad. The selected novel will be scrutinized from the angle of diaspora literary study.
Keywords: Diaspora, identity crisis, complexities, exile, migrate, alienation.