International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part F (2016)
A discourse on the problem of social acceptance of immigrants in Neil Bissoondath’s ‘A Casual Brutality’
Dr. Chiragkumar S Pandya, Nareshkumar M Patel
It is quite difficult for any human being to keep himself/herself at a distance from the bandwagon of ‘migration’- the movement of people from one place to another, sometimes over a long distance, widespread across the globe. The movement of people is ease with technological advancement and mostly for education, work, and career and often for permanent stay to become immigrants/emigrants for betterment from good and/or worst. The journey of aspired immigrants in other countries never runs or ends well though it began with zeal and zest from the ‘homeland’. While (im)migrating to another nation, there is joy which gradually becomes a painful decision since the immigrants experience the dire realities of the ‘host’ country where the practice of ‘marginalization’ and ‘oppression’ is never been in off mode. Along with that the (im) migrants persistently face the problem of social exclusion, cultural alienation, racism etc. at the cost of their identity because the ‘host’ countries consider them as ‘foreigner’ and/or ‘outsider’ which leads to dilemma for the (im) migrants who are really worried about the survival and future of their ‘second generation’, so that sometimes they return to their ‘homeland’ where the question of commitment remains unsolved. Such problems and issues are very well depicted in Neil Bissoondath’s first novel A Casual Brutality (1988) through the characters like Raj, Kayso, etc. who have (im)migrated to other countries especially to Canada willingly with optimistic views for the ‘host’ society but the reality is always harder than the dreams. Along with other major themes, Bissoondath has incorporated the problem of social acceptance and inclusion frequently faced by the immigrants in Canadian society where ‘multiculturalism’ is officially accepted!
How to cite this article:
Dr. Chiragkumar S Pandya, Nareshkumar M Patel. A discourse on the problem of social acceptance of immigrants in Neil Bissoondath’s ‘A Casual Brutality’. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(3):360-362.