Tishani Doshi's 'The Pleasure Seekers': Exploring limits of acculturation

Batra, Jagdish (2021) Tishani Doshi's 'The Pleasure Seekers': Exploring limits of acculturation. Psychology and Education Journal, 58 (4). pp. 1442-1452. ISSN 15536939

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Multiculturalism, as an area of research, has gained importance in these globalized times. In this context, the status of mixed-race children presents an interesting and intractable issue. The novel The Pleasure Seekers by Tishani Doshi, an acclaimed Indian poet and novelist, who is herself a biracial child, goes deep into the problem. How the mixed race children fare vis-à-vis their parents, the first generation immigrants, is the focus of this novel. The three main case studies explored in this novel conform to the patterns of temporary acculturation, complete transculturation and failed acculturation respectively. The novelist, with the advantage of her poetic prose probes psychologically the mind of the characters to bring out the interplay between personality and the milieu. That the novel has autobiographical touch lends authenticity to the narrative and the conclusions.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Diaspora studies | Indian English fiction | Globalization | Postmodern society | Multiculturalism | Transculturation
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Literature and Literary Theory
JGU School/Centre: Office of English & Foreign Languages
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 07:23
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 07:23
Official URL: http://psychologyandeducation.net/pae/index.php/pa...
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/1076


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