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Immense Psychological Pressure to Redefine their Identity in the Tiger's Daughter and Wife | Original Article

Nishu Anand*, Anjana Vashistha Rawat, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Bharati Mukherjee's main protagonists were not placed in a repressive socio-cultural setting, but rather in confusing milieus questioning their ethnicity, identity, and place of belonging. To defend their acts of assimilating with new culture and rejecting traditional principles, they attempt to compromise with both old and new world ideals. The main character of the book, Tara, felt rooted less not just in her chosen home but also in her ancestral location among the folks she had grown up with. She experienced psychological trauma and social rejection in which no one showed her affection. Her emotional breakdown and isolation led to a point where she now feels alone and longs to return to her adopted home. Female identity is built in Mukherjee's books using a variety of codes, elements, language, myth, history, psychology, gender, and race. It is closely related to both the subject's unconscious inherited placement and their perception of themselves. These complications are reflected in the development of this third place and its cultural locationality. Space offers history a dynamics all by itself. The type of interactions formed by the junction of power in the Diaspora mix of exclusion and inclusion in global ethnicities is significantly influenced by space.