Cultural Impact on the Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

Cultural Impact on the Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

A. S. Artheeswari

A. S. Artheeswari "Cultural Impact on the Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai" Published in International Journal of Trend in Research and Development (IJTRD), ISSN: 2394-9333, Conference Proceeding | NCMCR-19 , March 2019, URL:

Kiran Desai is one of the talented and ambitious younger Indian diasporic writers who have a significant role in Portraying and reflecting the difficulties and complexities of the experiences of the immigrants in literature. She belongs to the second generation of indian diaspora. Her own experiences of living in India, England and USA as well as her complicated educational background in these three countries brand her not only as a distinctive and typical Diasporic writer, but also as a product of multiculturalism. Kiran Desai , the winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize 2006 for her second novel “ THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS (2005 ) Created literary history by becoming the youngest ever woman to win the prestigious prize at the age of 35. The story moves between New York and Kalimpong with scenes that contrast the Life of illegal immigrants in New York and the growing unrest in kalimpong. Kiran has a wider span about life and society and handled Globalisation. Multiculturalism, Immigration, Westernization , Post – colonialism, terrorist- violence , Racial- discrimination, alienation ,Exile etc. To sum up , the novel deals with the conflict of culture , on the global level ; and on the personal level it deals with the internal conflict if identity ( the past and present ). In THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS, Desai tries to capture the pain and dilemma of an immigrant.

Cultural clash, loneliness, westernized Indians, Immigrants.

Conference Proceeding | NCMCR-19 , March 2019


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