Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

Cultural Confrontation In Chitra Banerjee Divakaruniís Novels

Dr. N. Vadivu


This paper captures the quintessential concept of culture and the dilemma faced by women in a diasporicsituation. It further focuses on the lure and revulsion of culture and examines the predicament and complexities of the South Asian women immigrants who are in exile. Cultural practices comprise theapproaches of how people act specifically in each culture. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni residing in America far away from her land of birth has lent a new facet to Indo-American literature. Hermain concern is to delineate the challenges of cross-cultural conflicts encountered by Indianwomen immigrants. Shedeals with her Indian women immigrants, predominantly their cultural blow that overthrows them in life directly or indirectly.Her apprehension for women is spread not only through her award-winning works but also her involvement with organizations like Maitri that seek in aiding South Asian or South Asian American women who are in grief. Divakaruniís The Vine of Desire is a sequel to Sister of My Heart. The novel The Vine of Desire highlights the cultural adaptation of the characters. The immigrants acquire the powerful potentiality for adaptability and stand on firm reasons to alter their lives and if required, acknowledge the bitter truth of their lives.

Pages: 4674-4679

Keywords: Culture, immigrants, attain, South Asian Women, predicament

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