ASPECTS AND EFFECTS OF HYBRIDITY IN AYAD AKHTAR’S NOVEL ‘AMERICAN DERVISH’.
Cultural hybridity is one of the most prominent aspects and concerns of the postcolonial fiction. The postcolonial writers raised the issue of cultural hybridity and mixedness in their writings. Hybridity results in the immense consequences on the postcolonial spirit of the people and their social order. The postcolonial masses are trying hard to contract really with cultural hybridity and also it offers benefits for the elevation of their status. Hybridity can be traced in too many phases i.e. physical, moral, cultural and psychological. The postcolonial authors lay emphasis in their works upon all these stages, to show the clash of specific postcolonial communities. The physical and regional hybridity compel the people travel to the alien land and it results in the psychological alienation, isolation or separation. The present study shows an impression of trials and complications faced by the immigrants, especially in ‘American Dervish’ by Ayad Akhtar and how the characters in the novel come across the challenging issues to adjust themselves in the alien atmosphere to meet the issues caused by cultural hybridity and mixedness. In the present study, different exemplifications of hybridity are analyzed from several perceptions critically.