Manju Kapur's The Immigrant: A Heart -rending Saga of a Woman


  • Anita Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be) University, Mullana (Ambala)
  • Ritu Sharma Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be) University, Mullana (Ambala)


Immigrant, identity,, alienation,, dislocation, cultural-conflict,, Manju Kapur


Manju Kapur is one of the prominent modern Indian women novelists who
has written her all novels on different issues related to women . Through her
protagonists' life she explores the women psyche and presents the situation,
they face at homeland and foreign land. In The Immigrant, she has very nicely
presented the pathetic condition of immigrants especially women
immigrants, who reach alien country after marriage to fulfill their dreams but,
unfortunately they face problem of dislocation, cultural conflict and alienation.
Manju Kapur 's main attempt in this novel is to introduce the complex
situations and problems of immigrants ,who directly or indirectly remain
connected with their home land and feel nostalgic .The protagonist of the
novel The Immigrant is an educated modern married woman, who after the
confrontation of such situation transforms herself according to alien culture
and achieves her own identity in a foreign land. Kapur in her novels delineates
the heart-rending condition of women but she also presents some solutions to
tackle the situation of life and shows that her women protagonists are struggle
full and positive in their attitude. Through her fictional works she wants to
aware women for higher education, as only an educated person is able to
tackle the difficulties of life and can adjust anywhere, leading a life on his/her
own conditions like Nina, the protagonist of the novel. A Self-respectful life
can be achieved through individual identity. A very beautiful message is given
by Manju Kapur, in the end of the novel that when one reinvents oneself,
anywhere can be home .

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Anita, & Ritu Sharma. (2021). Manju Kapur’s The Immigrant: A Heart -rending Saga of a Woman. BRICS JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, 11(1), 35-38. Retrieved from