Cultural Conflicts in Chitra Banerjee’s Arranged Marriage
C. G. Karthika Devi1,  R. Kannan2

1C. G. Karthika Devi Department of English, Part Time Research Scholar, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education College, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. R. Kannan, Associate Professor, Department of English, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education College, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 06 January 2020 | Revised Manuscript received on 28 January 2020 | Manuscript Published on 04 February 2020 | PP: 87-89 | Volume-8 Issue-4S4 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: D10311284S419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D1031.1284S419
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Abstract: Literally ‘Diaspora’ means ‘to scatter’ or dispersion, It refers to the loss of homeland, a shift of population from one locale to another. The expatriate writer undergoes the pain of homelessness, alienation and a sense of belongingness. The old memories keep on hovering in the mind of expatriate writers. The new land and unfriendly neighbourhood lead to the feeling of frustration and depression. There are so many Indian English writers can be recognized under the umbrella of diaspora: Salman Rushdie, Anita Desai, V.S.Naipaul, Rohinton Mistry, HanifKureishi, Bharati Mukherjee, JhumpaLahiri, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni etc. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian born American settled author. Her works are mostly set in India and the United States. She has also focussed on the experiences of South Asian immigrants. Her debut short story collection Arranged Marriage won an American Book Award in 1995. The paper highlights how the Indian born women encounter the difficulties and knots in their new lives in America through the short story collection Arranged Marriage.
Keywords: Diaspora, Identity Crisis, Alienation, Motherhood, Divorce, Death, Repressed Sexuality.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences