The Crisis of Identity in the Era of Globalisation: a Study of Kiran Desai’s the Inheritance of Loss
Sanjay Prasad Pandey1, Imtiyaz Ahmad Wani2

1Sanjay Prasad Pandey, Associate Professor, Department of English, Lovely Professional University, (Punjab), India.
2Imtiyaz Ahmad Wani, Ph.D. Research Scholar, Lovely Professional University, (Punjab), India.
Manuscript received on 04 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 16 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 357-360 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10600476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The current research paper will help us to understand the issues regarding the identity and belongingness in the era of globalisation. Scientific advancement and innovations brought whole world to a single platform to interact, Advanced transportation and high-tech communication equipment has changed the life style and encouraged masses to move or settle in different parts of the world in search of better waged work and better security. Migration is one of the most important issue in the current globalised wold. Globalisation has come with many blessings in this ultra-modern era with some serious issues like identity crisis, question of nation and nationality, trans-cultural, trans-national identity and social belongingness etc. increasing influence of Commercialisation and homogenisation of western products is affecting the daily lives in third world countries by affecting the social, Economic, cultural and national autonomy of states. Globalisation is a tool in the hands of western world to mould the views of other nations towards them as per their interests. The Inheritance of Loss is the best prognostication of loss of identity and cultural shock among the people, who adored west blindly. Kiran Desai has portrayed the life of hyphenated people who are in dilemma of their own identity and belongingness due to the influence of western dogma. The characterisation of Kiran Desai in the Inheritance of Loss is so realistic that every character is presenting the issues of our daily lives and the fondness for western beliefs that comes with the question mark on our traditional values. This paper will investigate the relationship between globalisation and the crisis of identity in Kiran Desai’s the Inheritance of Loss.
Keywords: Globalisation, Cultural Shock, Identity Crisis, Hyphenation, Homogenisation.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences