Impact of western culture in Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss; a character study of the protagonist Biju
Dr. Madhu Jindal
The dominance of western civilization over Indian culture is lingering phenomenon for Indians. Kiran Desai, in her novel, The Inheritance of Loss portrays the characters that are the target of cultural dilemmas, which lead them towards isolation and identity crisis at the end. Biju stands for the young crazy men of the Third World who dream of going to West for money making; unflinchingly, they sacrifice their own culture and social conventions. Through Biju, Desai explores the pain of the immigrants. This study attempts to show how diasporic dislocation can contribute to the reinforcement of the national and cultural identity in the age of globalization.
Dr. Madhu Jindal. Impact of western culture in Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss; a character study of the protagonist Biju. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 128-130