Dire Consequences of Devastated Motherhood and Daring Daughters- A Diasporic Perspective of Chitra Banerjee’s Before We Visit the Goddess
V. Samuel Morris1, M. Poonkodi2
1V. Samuel Morris, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. M. Poonkodi, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 17 October 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 02 November 2019 | PP: 2965-2968 | Volume-8 Issue-2S11 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: B13780982S1119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1378.0982S1119
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Abstract: This study is focused on the novel Before We Visit the Goddess that deals with the mother and daughter relationship and their lives both in India and as immigrants in America. The diasporic writer, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni discovers the nuances of details connecting India to Texas, intertwining the emotions of three courageous women who struggle to attain their independence and fulfil their life goals. During the process of attaining their goal, they break the rules, and compromise with situations that compel them to commit mistakes in piles, both irrevocable and irredeemable. Divakaruni, makes clear that Indian women living abroad as well as in India devastate their life for all fault of their own. Every form of relationship that women establish with others, less exercising their discerning sense brings doom upon themselves. The worst of all troubles they face is due to their own disillusionment. Sabitri, Bela and Tara are three women representing three generations,though had an opportunity to fulfil their dreams either sexually get involved with men or take reckless decisions that bring them inexplicable woes and sufferings. The interpersonal relationship among themselves gets jeopardised. Yetthey determine to sustain their bond and confront the challenges daringly. This paper is an attempt not only to diagnose the impact of conflict and controversies between mothers and daughters, but also to explore the themes of Cultural Nostalgia, Familial Relationship and Immigrant Identity from diasporic perspective.
Keywords: Mothers, Daughters, Culture, Diaspora, Immigrant, Identity, Women.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences