International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 8, Part B (2019)
The confrontation between father-daughter relationship in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri, one of the outstanding diasporic writers, tries to explore the inner nuances of characters in her fictional works. She is not an expatriate Indian like Bharati Mukherjee and other diasporic writers. In The Unaccustomed Earth, Lahiri explores the confrontation between father - daughter relationship i.e. Ruma and her father. This short-stories collection shows the first and second generation Indian diaspora from Bengali community. Jhumpa Lahiri, a second generation Diasporic writer, has represented her experiences in these stories. These stories mainly deals with the theme of alienation, isolation, frustration, marginalization, rootlessness, displacement, fragmentation and discontinuity. However, in her fictional works, she does not merely create diasporic characters but also represents the characters, who have adapted the American ways of life. In her works, she does not write only about a specific cultural experience but also about acculturation in an alien country. As an artist, Jhumpa Lahiri describes the lives of the first and second generations of Indian immigrants, who have settled in America. In all of her works, the protagonists belongs to second-generation immigrants. Her characters show amalgamation between two cultures. In this research paper, the researcher is going to analyze the transformed behaviour of Ruma’s father and as grandfather of Ruma’s children
How to cite this article:
Pooja. The confrontation between father-daughter relationship in Jhumpa Lahiri’s <em>Unaccustomed Earth</em>. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(8): 100-103.