South-Indian American Women Writers. Issues of Cultural Identity and Gender. Migrants and their Cultural Identities. Immigration and its Push and Pull factors Five kinds of diaspora: Victim (e.g. Jews, Africans, Armenians ), Labour (Indian, Chinese ), Trade ( Chinese and Lebanese ),
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Cultural Identity and Gender
Rushdie, Imtiaz Dharker (back to India)
B. Mukherjee, India-- U.S. –Canada -- U.S. Sujata Bhatt India – U.S. -- Germany
Family and other social units
e.g. Sari, food, religion, need for resistance
“We the Indian Women in America” “Paki Go Home” “To Sylvia Plath”
Sees immigration as a process of reincarnation, breaking away (killing) from the roots.
But investigation still goes on.
What’re the meanings of the title?
<--> Irish 163-164, 165, 166 giving flowers and showing sympathy
<--> not blaming on the whole group of people because of some individuals 167
1. Rejection, 2. depression, (Depressed Acceptance) 3. Acceptance, 4. reconstruction (p. 170)
What is not considered?
prefers ignorance, or their own versions p. 163
mourning process: searching, waiting.
Different cultures’ views of grief and mourning.