MARGINALIZATION IN INDIAN DIASPORIC WRITINGS – A STUDY OF SELECT NOVELS OF KAMALA MARKANDAYA AND BHARTI MUKHERJEE
Keywords:Marginality, British rule, pre independence, alienation, diasporic literature, Indian Diaspora literature and migration.
The contemporary Indian women writers reinforced modern Indian English literature. They have highlighted various chronicle issues facing by women since ages. Women who have come forward to prove their efficiency in various spheres are subverted by patriarchal society. Some of the women like Kamala Markandaya, Bharati Mukherjee, Gita Hariharan, Chitra Banerjee, Kiran Desai, Jhumpa Lahiri, Meena Alexander, Sujata Bhatt, Anjana Appachana and other famous novelists who migrated to foreign lands have penned their voice on Diaspora. This Diasporic literature is one of the parts of Indian English literature. They have shed light on marginality, migration, identity and isolation. The present article throws light on the marginality in Indian diasporic writings from select novels of Kamala Markandaya and Bharti Mukherjee in diasporic literature. It reflects on definitions of Marginality defined by literary theorists. Migration is one of the luring concepts during pre independence among Indians who generally thrust to migrate to England. it is a globally known factor that many countries in the world are under the clutches of British. Their domination raided on Indians for two hundred years. Over the time,the writers who had migrated to England mirrored their suffering through the characters in their novels.Nectar in a Sieve, Possession are the famous novels written by Kamala Markandaya and Nowhere Man and Jasmine are belonged to Bharti Mukherjee. Marginality faced by the characters in these select novels is clearly shown in this article.