Diasporas’ Consciousness in V.S.Naipaul’s a House for Mr.Biswas
A Diaspora (from Greek διασπορά, "scattering, dispersion") is a scattered population whose origin lies within a smaller geographic locale. Diaspora can also refer to the movement of the population from its original homeland. Diaspora has come to refer particularly to historical mass dispersions of an involuntary nature, such as the expulsion of Jews from Judea, the fleeing of Greeks after the fall of Constantinople, the African Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the southern Chinese or Hindus of South Asia during the coolie trade, the Irish during and after the Irish Famine, the displacement of Palestinians in the 20th century and the exile and deportation of Circassia’s. Recently, scholars have distinguished between different kinds of Diaspora, based on its causes such as imperialism, trade or labor migrations, or by the kind of social coherence within the Diaspora community and its ties to the ancestral lands. Some Diaspora communities maintain strong political ties with their homeland. Other qualities that may be typical of many Diasporas are thoughts of return, relationships with other communities in the Diaspora, and lack of full integration into the host country. Naipaul describes about his migrate experiences in life and his diasporas ideas of Britain, USA, India etc from A House for Mr.Biswas.
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