PSYCHOANALYSIS OF THE CHARACTERS IN THE WORKS OF JHUMPA LAHIRI AND HARI NATH KUNZRU
Research Scholar, Dept of English, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun
Dr Vipin Kumar
Supervisor, Associate Professor, Department of English, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun
Jhumpa Lahiri and Hari Nath Kunzuru are the wunderkind authors from the contemporary diasporic literature. They have contributed immensely to the development of the diasporic literature and its dimensions. The portrayal of the characters in their novels foregrounds the internal conflicts and contradictions. This paper aims at highlighting the psychological conditions of the characters of Jhumpa Lahiri and Hari Kunzru in their novels The Namesake & The Impressionist. It portrays the mental difficulties that these characters get into every now and then. Diaspora literature encapsulates the issues of characters, especially the psychosomatic facet, on extraterrestrial lands, and portrays well how these characters respond to what comes to them in the form of new experiences. The characters are placed on the western land, but they always remain on their mother land India psychologically. They have stored uncountable memories of India, so they always think about Indian culture, activities and life. A psychological conflict is always active in the minds of all the characters. Identity issues are also prevalent in these novels that show how momentary alteration can change the entire life identity of the characters.
Keywords Psychological, Unique, investigation, Diaspora, Personality, Identity, Social, Characters, Activities.