Diasporic Identity and Psycho-Socio Assertiveness in Bharati Mukherjee’s Desirable Daughters

Sheena K.P


This research paper mainly explores the problem of dual identity and pycho socio assertiveness of female protagonist in Bharati Mukherjee’s Desirable Daughters. Here. There are three sisters namely called Padma, Parvati and Tara, were born and brought in India but they wanted to be settled in western cultures way of life. Each sister has different perspectives about the western cultures and its value. They have evolved from the stereotypical women to independent person trying to create for themselves an identity of their own. They are caught between the American and Indian culture, and the problem of trying to maintain a balance between their dual affiliations arises. The main character Tara carries the burden of cultural values; of her native land to her new country, making it more difficult and problematic for her adjusts.


Diaspora; Assertiveness; Identity; Assimilation; Psychology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/12823


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