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Volume 6 Issue 1
January-2019
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR1901356

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417-422

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Post-Colonial Diaspora: Resistance and Reminiscence in Malabar Aflame

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2349-5162

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"Post-Colonial Diaspora: Resistance and Reminiscence in Malabar Aflame", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.6, Issue 1, page no.417-422, January-2019, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1901356.pdf

Abstract

The paper is an attempt to explore issues of post-colonial diaspora and indentureship in Malabar Aflame by Karoor Soman, the novelist who joined the burgeoning world of Indian Diaspora some four decades ago to end up in the United Kingdom and passionately join the mainstream of life there. His debut novel, partly autobiographical, emerges as a dichotomy of the changes that come over the author’s chosen land and the small community of Malayalees that thrive in it. The objective of the paper is to identify the experiences of postcolonial diaspora and indentureship narrated through the lives of the characters that undergo “double discrimination”- caste system in Kerala and racial discrimination in US. The protagonist’s immense desire and struggle to carve a niche in his host country is symbolic of Indian diaspora narration. The paper also proposes to trace the trajectory of the change in narration- a narration of the protagonist being obedient and compliant before India gets its freedom and his resistance towards discrimination by his white superiors in the years following India’s freedom. The paper will also portray the absence of belongingness of the second and third generations who are unable to feel at home in their foster country.

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Indentureship, Discrimination, Memory

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"Post-Colonial Diaspora: Resistance and Reminiscence in Malabar Aflame", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.6, Issue 1, page no. pp417-422, January-2019, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1901356.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR1901356
Registration ID: 195262
Published In: Volume 6 | Issue 1 | Year January-2019
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Page No: 417-422
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Post-Colonial Diaspora: Resistance and Reminiscence in Malabar Aflame", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.6, Issue 1, page no. pp417-422, January-2019, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1901356.pdf




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