Crucible of Cultural Encounters: Paradigms of Conflict in Selected Parsi and Anglo-Indian English Novels of the 1980s
This paper examines how the problem of cultural
hybridity in the Indian context is explored by the Parsi and
Anglo-Indian English novelists of the 1980s. It is found that in
the absence of dialogue, understanding and acceptance of crosscultural differences, conflicts and disharmony prevail for the
minorities, both in India and abroad, where they are in diaspora.
Holding a mirror up to their unique communities, these writers
enter into a dialogue with the readers too, inspiring them to
revise some of the long-held notions about these people who
were hitherto seen as the 'other' and call for their integration into
mainstream society, while retaining their special flavour.
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