Nowhereness and State of Un-belonging in Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss

Haseeb, Ahmed (2012) Nowhereness and State of Un-belonging in Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss. In: Multiculturalism: Issues of Ethnicity and Identity in World Literature Today. Vasantroanaik college, Aurangabad, India, Aurangabad, India, pp. 185-86. ISBN 978-81-921647-4-8

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Kiran Desai’s 2006 Booker Prize winning novel The Inheritance of Loss deals with the themes of ‘alienation, rootlessness, disillusionment and death’. Man’s life on earth has never been a bed of roses. It is full of sufferings, sorrows, pains and pangs. These sufferings are sometimes brought by fate and sometimes they come owing to ruthlessness and cruelty of other people with whom one come into contact during the course of one’s life. The predicaments of an individual assume more serious dimensions when he/she is out of her home place/country or when he/she undergoes a cultural dislocation. The pains of life are also due to the ambition of man to achieve something beyond his reach. These realities of life are unfolded in a superb manner through a variety of stories in The Inheritance of Loss. Key words: alienation, rootlessness, disillusionment, sufferings, cultural dislocation

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: English Language
Divisions: College of Languages and Translation > English Language
Depositing User: Dr Haseeb Ahmed Abdul Majeed
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2017 20:15
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 20:15

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