Realisation of Self In Bharathi Mukherjee’s Novel Jasmine


  • G.P.Pavithra Bharathiar University PG Extension & Research centre, Erode.
  • Dr. S. Suganya Bharathiar University PG Extension & Research Centre, Erode.


Immigrant people, struggles, self Identity, diasporic, individuality, foreign culture


Migration studies in Literature helps to understand the struggles and difficulties faced by the immigrant people in an alien land. The very central theme found in migrational studies is the search for the self identity and the crisis to discover their identity as an individual. Bharathi Mukherjee, an Indian American-Canadian writer, in her work Jasmine, portrays the protagonist as the narrative of a youthful Indian lady who encounters identity crisis and a social clash happened in her life . As a diasporic writer, Bharathi Mukherjee imprints the struggles of an immigrant especially women characters who faces turmoils at every stage in their life. The objective of the paper is to bring out, how the protagonist of the novel Jasmine try to assimilate herself into the foreign culture where she gains new independence as she discovers her individual identity and by challenging the people who had discouraged her to watch her reposition the stars in her life. Such a great amount of disarray on the point delivers self-identity which can be abridged as a trouble of finding a settle place for oneself.


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