Migration, Power Relation, Gender and Class
Ankush Banerjee
THE EAST INDIAN: A NOVEL by By Brinda Charry HarperCollins, New Delhi, 2023, 246 pp., INR 499.00
February 2024, volume 48, No 2

For Indian readers, the contemporary ‘diaspora-novel’ (i.e., stories of individuals who migrate/move away from their homeland) has come a long way since 1991, when we first read Anurag Mathur’s Inscrutable Americans that charmed our sensibilities no end. Later, the likes of Amitav Ghosh (The Shadow Lines remains a perennial),

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