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    The Failure of the American Dream: Lives of Undocumented immigrants from the Third World In her book The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai depicts the life of an undocumented immigrant who went to America in hopes of escaping from political upheavals and getting rid of poverty. Rather than having unlimited opportunities and the feeling of security as he had expected, the main character Biju changed from one low-paid job to another and constantly lived in the fear of being deported. Throughout the novel, such contrast of dream and reality happens frequently and therefore creates the notion of a failed American dream. In this essay, I will investigate how the author illustrates the failure of the undocumented immigrants? American dreams, why it is significant, and whether such…

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    The purpose of this paper is to flash- light the social realities reflected in the novels of Anita Desai and Kiran Desai. Anita Desai was the one novelist who concentrates more on the exploration of modern Indian sensibility. She observes the realities from a psychological perspective. Anita Desai is in many ways a representatives of Indian woman novelist in English. Her contribution to fiction in independent India is more significant than the other women novelists such as Ruth Prawer, Nayantara…

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    sentimental and imaginative Maya is a total contrast to the rational, logical, Gautam. By making a beautiful use of the symbolic technique, Anita Desai has delved deep into the mysteries of the mind of an abnormal character. “In Cry, the Peacock, Desai explores the turbulent emotional world of the neurotic protagonist Maya, who smarts under an acute alienation, stemming from marital discord, and verges on a curious insanity”…

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    Bharati Mukherjee, one of the significant novelists of Indian Diaspora has secured a worthy place for herself by her considerable contribution to Indian English Writing. The traumas and the agonies that people of Indian Diaspora face in fulfilling their dreams constitute the prime concern of Mukherjee’s literary oeuvre. She mainly focuses on her diasporic women characters, their problem like isolation, alienation, cultural clash, cross-cultural crisis and “… their struggle for identity, their…

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    When her father had passed people wondered who was going to take office. Indira’s husband, Feroze Gandhi, Morarji Desai, a finance minister in Nehru’s cabinet, and Indira were all possible candidates to take his place, but there were many complications in all three. Feroze was dying and Moraji was suspected as a spy for the US’ CIA. Indira was still very young and inexperienced which increased the many doubts that were already present because she was a woman. After many possibilities, they…

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    Introduction In this paper, I have two main objectives which are providing an overview of the academic year 2007-2008 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and also detailing a specific event that occurred during this year. I will begin by explaining some of the events that took place. These include: UNC being gifted $5 million to carry out research on natural disasters, the Morrison dorm being renovated, and gospel vocalist Al Green performing at the Carolina Performing Arts’…

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    After undergoing, a painful seven years of apprenticeship, living in Brookyln, she often visited her mother Anita Desai in New York or travelled with her. Her debut novel Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard is no less ingenious in its treatment of identity and subjectivity. It is based on myth-making and mythical systems. Kiran Desai's literary creations are endowed with multicultural themes in which hopes and aspirations of both men and women in a globalised society are presented to…

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    Abstract: Kiran Desai is a distinguished Indian women novelist in English during the present century. She is a daughter of Anita Desai who is one of the most prominent Indian women novelists in English. Kiran Desai has written two novels namely Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard and Inheritance of loss and won the covetous ‘Booker Prize’ for her second novel in 2006. However her first novel Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard is as remarkable her ‘Booker Prize’ novel. Hullabaloo in…

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    of race and National Identity The Inheritance of Loss is a novel of economic and class differences. The novel is about the young girl love story and the global conflicts of religion, race and nationalism. Basically, Desai is a well-bred immigrant, whose rootlessness made her to argue about the immigrant’s existence difficulties in this novel. Kiran Desai drew her experience of living both in between two cultures. She defines this dual life as an imbalance that affects a person’s thoughts,…

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    In India almost nobody would be able to afford this rice, and you had to travel around the world to be able to eat such things where they were cheap enough that you could gobble them down without being rich; and when you got home to the place where they grew, you couldn’t afford them anymore (209). The Inheritance of Lossis a tale of losses and predicaments of immigrants in an alien land with the conflicting Indian identities in colonial India and in postcolonial period of globalizations. Kiran…

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