Transnational Identity in Unaccustomed Earth: A Study of Jhumpa Lahiri’s and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Short Fictions

  title={Transnational Identity in Unaccustomed Earth: A Study of Jhumpa Lahiri’s and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Short Fictions},
  author={Aisyah Nor Hasnan and Mohamad Rashidi Mohd Pakri},
  journal={Pertanika journal of social science and humanities},
This paper intends to examine transnational identity of first- and second-generation Indian diasporic and/or transnational subjects through the portrayal of protagonists in Jhumpa Lahiri’s and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s short fictions: “Unaccustomed Earth” and “Hell-heaven” (2008), “Clothes” and “Silver Pavements and Golden Roofs (1995)”. Theories of transnationalism, identity and transnational identity were used to scrutinise the ways those fictional characters define themselves as well as… 
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