Multicultural Elements in the Select Novels of Jhumpa Lahiri and Kiran Desai- An Exploration

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P. Pardhasaradhi, Dr. Yeddu Vijaya Babu


The objective of this paper is to explore multicultural elements in the two novels, The Namesake and Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, by jhumpa Lahiri and Kiran Desai. In these novels, the novelists advocate migration but advise for co-existence, and peace and harmonious living. They produce the novels in the background of multiculturalism. In fact, Multiculturalism makes possible the removal of all kinds of limitations and barriers, like traditional, cultural, linguistic, social, educational, etc. In the present day world, the relations between people of different origins will reduce mutual misunderstanding and conflict. The migration of people from their nation to diverse parts of the world brought about in progressing the social diversity(Tasnin,2016) . In the globalization to continue human survival, welcoming multiculturalism is the best option, which is the concluding section of this paper . Both the novelists suggest the same idea through their novels, with different approaches that captivate readers.

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