International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2017)

Diasporic sensibility in Anita Rau Badami’s the hero’s walk


M Banu Krishna, G Jegatheswari, E Jeya Indhu

Anita Rau Badami was one of the contemporary writers in Modern Indian Diasporic writing. Her novel was mainly dealt with family tension, changing possibities of memory, exclusive nature of mind and the misunderstanding between two generations by showing the conflict between modernity, traditional values, complexities of Indian family life and with the cultural gap the emerges when Indians move to Canada. The Heros Walk (2001) examine about the prospective heroism and diasporic sensibility. The family pictured in the novel comprised the middle aged Sripathi Rao, a copy writer. Her daughter, Maya disowned her parents and got married with a Whiteman and settled in Vancouver Canada and one day unfortunately she met with an automobile accident while travelling along with her husband. After their death, their daughter Nandana has to be under the care of her Grandparents. So she has to move from Canada to India to her Grandparent house in a village named Toturpuram. She faced a lack of self-confidence and she also felt uncomfortable of being taken care by his Grandparents because of the difficulty she met with in managing the Indian culture and traditions later on she was able to set herself with her Grandparents. The family members were very much worried about the death Maya. At the present the future of Nandana was in the hand of her Grandparents. After migrating to Toturpuram, Nandana experienced estrangement due to the sudden change in the Environment. Though she tried to give the significance secretly however she got no reply from the other end because in the foreign land there was nobody to listen to her message. Nandanas alienation was very intense as well as traumatic which shattered her childhood.
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