Manju Kapur’s The Immigrant: A detailed study from discrimination to identity formation of women in diaspora
This paper discusses about the immigrant issues of Indian women in The Immigrant by Manju Kapur. It is about thirty one year old spinster, Nina, who lived with her widowed mother in Delhi. She gets married with Ananda, a NRI, Dentist and fly to Canada to start her new life. The paper here is about the life of a married woman, with her husband alone to talk with, all alone in an alien land where Indian Culture and Individualism has often remained alien ideas. Migration separates one from their mother land towards an alien land, where it is marked by new culture and new adjustments. Nina soon ditches her saris in favour of sweat pants, what proves more difficult is adapting to the alien rituals of married life. The loneliness and feeling of being uprooted rotates the character of traditionally brought up, Nina. Finally we find a complete change in the personality and mentality of Nina and she develops a new dimension towards life and moving ahead.
Pooja. Manju Kapur’s The Immigrant: A detailed study from discrimination to identity formation of women in diaspora. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 655-657