Mapping of Transcultural Identity: A Study of Anita Desai and Githa Hariharan Select Novels

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Dr. Firdous Rashid


We live in an era of interconnectivity, in which political borders and cultural boundaries are blurring and connecting numbers of people from all walks of life across the globe, experiencing the effects of dislocation, deterritorialization and cross-cultural acculturation. A hybrid culture has emerged, and multiculturalism appears to have progressed beyond simply combining and cohabiting different cultures to describe the growing phenomenon of cultural annihilation, which occurs when cultures collide, resulting in the first signs of a future universal culture. The writers of Indian roots put the world in a single frame by presenting multiple cultures through alien characters with different socio-economic, cultural, religious, and political background. The frequent journeys by characters to different places absorb the cultures of that places that arise multiple cultures conflicting ideologies. The research studies focus on mapping of transnational identity, transcultural encounters, and contradictory ideologies. The figuration of multiple displaced identities is to key to question of cultural borders and linguistic perturbed articulations.


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Dr. Firdous Rashid. “Mapping of Transcultural Identity: A Study of Anita Desai and Githa Hariharan Select Novels”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 9, no. 2, Apr. 2024, pp. 72-78,
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