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Element of romanticization : sensory and spatial locations in the narratives of Indian diaspora in Australia

Sarwal, Amit 2012, Element of romanticization : sensory and spatial locations in the narratives of Indian diaspora in Australia, Rupkatha journal on interdisciplinary studies in humanities, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 153-162.

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Title Element of romanticization : sensory and spatial locations in the narratives of Indian diaspora in Australia
Author(s) Sarwal, Amit
Journal name Rupkatha journal on interdisciplinary studies in humanities
Volume number 4
Issue number 2
Start page 153
End page 162
Total pages 10
Publisher Tarun Tapas Mukherjee
Place of publication India
Publication date 2012
ISSN 0975-2935
Keyword(s) South Asian Diaspora
Australia
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Summary The “element of romanticization” or the constant yearning for ones roots—sensory and spatial locations—has become a phenomenon for different immigrant groups. As it is the politics of sensory and spatial locations that act as one of the core features that join Indian Diaspora across continents. The short stories analysed in this paper attempt to provide an understanding of the variety of interpretations of the sensory and spatial locations. We can note that in most of these stories the immigrants try to bring the Indian subcontinent to Australia with them by using myths, legends, historical facts, etc. These immigrants besides using myths also display a proudest possession, which reminds them constantly of home. These objects or icons or elements from the past, which the immigrants carry with them as cultural products are used as helpers in making a sense out of the alien situation presented before them. The paper concludes with the assertion that Indian-Australian short stories act as an important expression of the Indian way of life in Australia and may also effectively help in removing misconceptions and better understandings of local conditions thus encouraging fellow Australians to see differently within the cultural context of India and Australia.
Language eng
Field of Research 190201 Cinema Studies
200212 Screen and Media Culture
200211 Postcolonial Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30053571

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
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