Designation : Teaching Assistant, Dept. of English, SCSVMV University, Enathur, Kanchipuram

    Journal Name : Reserach maGma

    Publication Date : 11/10/2017

    Abstract :
    The present paper attempts to explore identity crisis depicted in Bharati Mukherjee's Desirable Daughters. The novel unfolds the story of three sisters, who settled in different countries, and are suffering to find out their own identities as they come to realize their marginal position as well as substitute role in family and society. The quest of its protagonist Tara for a separate identity in the traditional bound society leads her place to place, but wherever she moves, she finds the spaces of tradition and a fixed sense of identity as an Indian immigrant. This novel deals with the cross-culture reviews of the protagonist. Mukherjee has depicted the protagonist from India, her immigrant experiences and the demanding situations she faces in America, the adopted place of origin. It also deals with exile, displacement, identity, experiences of belonging, isolation and cross-culture conflicts of the protagonist which stand up due to the meeting of the East and West.

    Keywords :
    Phallocentrism, Immigrant, Migration

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