Migration, Adaptation and Survival in Bharti Mukherjee’s Jasmine

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Ekta Gupta


Bharti Mukherjee’s novel Jasmine is undoubtedly an inspiring novel. It deals with the themes of exile, migration, homelessness, assimilation and eventual survival. This paper explores the process Jasmine follows to fight her fate. She leaves her home, goes to abroad and faces a lot of difficulties but ultimately assimilates in their culture. The only aim she carries is survival. She does not waste her time in crying over the loss but rebuilds herself and changes her ways in order to stay there. She understands something at the very early stage of her life for which people take a lifetime. It is all about survival. She has to adept in order to be alive. She does not hesitate to change her name, clothes, and even in culture to achieve that aim. This paper explores how important it is to assimilate as early as possible in order to grow in life.


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Ekta Gupta. “Migration, Adaptation and Survival in Bharti Mukherjee’s Jasmine”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 2, no. 3, Aug. 2017, pp. 292-7, http://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/544.
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