Reflection of Multi-Cultural Issues in Kiran Desai’s: The Inheritance of Loss




Kiran Desai, Anita Desai, intellectual young writers, the novel, real identity


Kiran Desai, daughter of well-known internationally renowned Indian English novelist Anita Desai, one of the highly intellectual young writers in the galaxy of modern Indian English fiction writers, beautifully portrays the cultural issues faced by the Indian immigrants in all her literary works, especially The Inheritance of Loss. As a second generation of Indian Diaspora and the youngest achiever of the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2006, at the tender age of 35. She feels the cultural clash, detachment and dislocation by living and educating in India, England and USA. The multi- cultural issue rotates around New York and Kalimpong in the novel The Inheritance of Loss, published in 2006. In the novel, the novelist with the help of her globalised knowledge beautifully projects the issues of multiculturalism and the problems face by an immigrant through her lively characters in the novel.


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How to Cite

Dr. Tejaswini Behera. (2023). Reflection of Multi-Cultural Issues in Kiran Desai’s: The Inheritance of Loss. Jai Maa Saraswati Gyandayini An International Multidisciplinary E-Journal, 8(III), 14–15.