Diaspora – Its Impact on Indian Literature in English


  • Prof. Avinash S. Pawar Amity University, Mumbai.


Migration, nostalgia, alienation, Diaspora unwavering


Diasporic literature refers to all those literary works that have been authored by authors who are not from the country in which the work was originally published but are nevertheless influenced by the native culture. All of those writers will be regarded as diasporic writers in this broad sense because they write outside of their home countries yet continue to be connected to them through their writing. The sense of loss and alienation that arose as a result of migration and expatriation is where the roots of diasporic writing can be found. Diasporic literature typically addresses issues of alienation, displacement, existential rootlessness, nostalgia, and identity exploration. It also discusses problems with the blending or splintering of cultures. People of Indian descent who have migrated to foreign countries from the areas that make up the Indian republic are referred to as being part of the Indian diaspora, which has its own spatio-temporal aspects much like any other diaspora. So, the present research will focus on how diasporic literature has influenced and contributed to the Indian literature in English.

Author Biography

Prof. Avinash S. Pawar, Amity University, Mumbai.

Dr. Avinash Pawar, a distinguished faculty member in the English department at Amity University, Mumbai, exhibits a profound passion for Film and Comparative Literature. His scholarly pursuits extend into diaspora studies, where he has conducted extensive research on the influence of diasporic narratives on Indian literature in English. Dr. Pawar has delivered numerous presentations at both national and international conferences and has made prolific contributions to academic literature.


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How to Cite

Pawar, A. S. (2023). Diaspora – Its Impact on Indian Literature in English. Journal of Teaching and Research in English Literature, 14(4), 8–13. Retrieved from https://journals.eltai.in/index.php/jtrel/article/view/JTREL140403



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