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2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B

Finding roots in home country: in Jayapal’s pilgrimage to India

Author(s): N Tejaswini

Abstract: In the present times the word Diaspora is loaded with various understandings, broadening and blending its meaning by including to talk about the experience of any person living outside his or her homeland. Although it hasn’t done away with its etymological meaning, it sure has stretched to represent something more which it initially did not. One such inclusion is the narratives of those who left their homelands in search of better opportunities to prosper in life, as their movement was never ‘forced’ but ‘free willed’ This paper would be an in-depth analysis of Pramila Jayapal’s Pilgrimage to India, A Woman Revisits Her Homeland, a memoir that records her journeys across India to find her Indian self and identity. The paper aims to explore the conflicting ideas of ‘home’ and ‘roots’, and howtheseconceptsareinterchangeablebackandforthwiththeplaceonebelongedto-withrespectto the place they currently live in. Also, an attempt is made to understand the concurrent concepts of alienation and acculturation as the parts of the same stem.

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How to cite this article:
N Tejaswini. Finding roots in home country: in Jayapal’s pilgrimage to India. Int J Multidiscip Trends 2022;4(2):108-111.
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