Predicament of identity in sunetra guptas theglassblowers breath
In the present scenario diasporic literature is a developing branch in the new literatures in English. Migrancy, Immigration and transgression are the common or routine matters of todays citizens. They cross the borders with various intentions. Some go for education, others for scholarship and many other for the sake of survival. Though the objectives of these people are different, yet the resultant effects on their personalities are the same. Ultimately they become the element the phenomenon of immigration. They are forced to accept certain inevitable issues. Due to their shifting they create multiple identities which are transforming in nature. Some identities are self created and some are labeled to them in the course of time by the surrounding environment. These identities are created due to loss of home land and the shifting to the host land. The home gives the person a separate identity at the same time the host land gives another which is different and sometimes forced on the person. The person tries to define his or her self in the new environment with his own past experiences. At the same time he is also defined by the society in which he lives and the working place where he is a part of an institute. At the same time his friends, relatives are also other paramenter which define his identity. Present papers tries to highlight the multiple identities created by the characters in Sunetra Gupta’s The Glasblower’s Breath (1993).
Keywords: Multiple Identity, Diaspora, Homeland, Hostland, Immigration,