Diasporic Literature in Indian English Writing: A Perspective


  • Reena Garg Head, Department of English, St. Xavier’s School, Rohini, Delhi-110042


Indian diasporic writings, Loss of identity, Ideological differences, cultural preservation


A home away from home: a lone wish in Diaspora Literature? With reference to this question, the paper attempts to understand the term diaspora by studying the characteristic features and significance of expatriate writings. It also shares an exhaustive contribution of the Diaspora to Indian writing in English. The literature empirically seeks an answer to the question of identity by diving deep into Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel The Namesake. It is also an earnest quest to examine and understand the conflicting ideologies between first-generation vs second-generation settlers and the characters’ journey of the self by means of dialectical thinking. After critically analyzing the writers of this genre, it concludes in striking a balance between the two cultures and their countries, since there is no possibility of reconciliation between the twain.

Author Biography

Reena Garg, Head, Department of English, St. Xavier’s School, Rohini, Delhi-110042

Reena Garg is a passionate educator and visionary leader. She embodies excellence in teaching and curriculum development. With a Master's in English and extensive administrative experience, she fosters critical thinking and human values in education. Her extensive experience includes leadership roles at prestigious institutions in India and the USA. Recognized with national awards, she's a published author and motivational speaker, dedicated to nurturing young minds globally.


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How to Cite

Garg, R. (2023). Diasporic Literature in Indian English Writing: A Perspective. Journal of Teaching and Research in English Literature, 14(4), 14–19. Retrieved from https://journals.eltai.in/index.php/jtrel/article/view/JTREL140404



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