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Volume 5 Issue 12
December-2018
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR1812C46

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309-313

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Perfectly Imperfect: Understanding Wabi-Sabi philosophy in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s “Meeting Mrinal”

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2349-5162

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"Perfectly Imperfect: Understanding Wabi-Sabi philosophy in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s “Meeting Mrinal”", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no.309-313, December-2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812C46.pdf

Abstract

The idea of Wabi-Aabi emerged in 15th century Japan and embraces things as it is. It accepts imperfection, impermanence, and the passing of time. Wabi loosely translates to simplicity, fulfilment, peace, and modesty. Sabi loosely translates to the acceptance and appreciation of the persistence of time. Together, Wabi-Sabi is the understanding and readiness of acceptance, and the appreciation of the impermanence of what is. This concept is contrary to Western ideals that emphasises progress and growth as necessary components to daily living. Chitra Banerjee Devakaruni’s short story “Arranged Marriage” critiques marriage in a diasporic narrative highlighting the constant struggle of Mrinal and her final acceptance of life with all its imperfections.

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Marriage, Diaspora, Wabi-Sabi, Liminality, Chitra Banerjee Devakaruni

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"Perfectly Imperfect: Understanding Wabi-Sabi philosophy in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s “Meeting Mrinal”", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp309-313, December-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812C46.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR1812C46
Registration ID: 194284
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 12 | Year December-2018
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): http://doi.one/10.1729/Journal.19361
Page No: 309-313
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Perfectly Imperfect: Understanding Wabi-Sabi philosophy in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s “Meeting Mrinal”", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp309-313, December-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812C46.pdf




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