Diaspora and Culture: A Study of Indian Immigration and Integumentary Anxiety in Jhumpa Lahiri’s the Namesake
Sulekha Varma1, Raina Singh2

1Ms. Sulekha Varma, Assistant Professor, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India.
2Ms. Raina Singh, Assistant Professor, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India.
Manuscript received on 16 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 23 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 01 July 2020 | PP: 87-91 | Volume-8 Issue-2S12 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10160982S1219/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1016.0982S1219
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Abstract: This research aims at capturing the sense of identity, loneliness and untold anxiety among the immigrants from the writing of one of the prominent authors writing in English from Indian subcontinent. The Namesake, a well-knit novel by the author Jhumpa Lahiri. The novel “The Namesake” depicts it the best kind of reference to classify Diaspora as the word ‘Diaspora’ as well as its prime role in this present era, the first and second generation who are struggling for identity, loneliness and the most prominent one is integumentry anxiety among them. It is that untold anxiety which the people can’t disclose to anyone. It remains in the very heart of them untold and unexpressed. In fact Jhumpa Lahiri the novelist is child of Indian immigrates and she is also migrated from her birthplace England to America. The effect of both made her Diaspora writer and a migrant one. She mirrored the life of the Indian Diaspora, who are struggling for identity and the integumentary anxiety. They construct unhomely home in the foreign land.
Keywords: Diaspora, Original, Identity, Transnational, Multiculturalism, Indian Immigration, Integumentary Anxiety.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences