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Past In Present: Diasporic Study Of Unaccustomed Earth By Jhumpa Lahiri As A Nostalgic Discourse

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Nostalgia has remained unexplainably a contemporary concept. It can be defined as a longing or craving for a home that no more subsists or has never subsisted. In the 17th century, nostalgia was believed to be a remediable disease and often considered to be a negative word by the historians. The nostalgic study does not coincide with any particular field or discipline but it is frequently narrated in the numerous tales of Immigrants. With the help of Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri, this research paper endeavours to bring forth the fact that though at the core of nostalgia is a sense of loss that is both mourned and accepted, it can also be an essential means on the bases of which one might draw to maintain, enhance and imbibe true meaning of life. Key words: Nostalgia, diaspora

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  • Dipti Patel, 2014. "Past In Present: Diasporic Study Of Unaccustomed Earth By Jhumpa Lahiri As A Nostalgic Discourse," Working papers 2014-09-08, Voice of Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:vor:issues:2014-09-08
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