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Trials and Tribulations of Immigrants in Bharathi Mukherjee’s Wife

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Bharati Mukherjee is one of the most well known immigrant writers of America. Immigration is an amalgamated journey experience of oneself to another country. Migration separates one from their mother land towards an alien land, where it is marked by new culture and new adjustments. Bharathi Mukherjee’s novel wife portrays an immigrant looking back to her mother country with pain and nostalgia. Bharathi Mukherjee had beautifully carved the shapes of the characters that even a normal reader feels the presence of their tribulations as the personal grievances. The present article focuses on the trials and tribulations experienced by the Indian woman migrating to alien lands after her marriage. Dimple, the female protagonist of Bharati Mukherjee’s Wife, faces the problem of loss of culture and the quest for a new identity in the US.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 55)
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44-47
Citation:
K. J. W. Sasikanth and D. Sumalatha, "Trials and Tribulations of Immigrants in Bharathi Mukherjee’s Wife", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 55, pp. 44-47, 2015
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July 2015
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