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EXPLORING CROSS-CULTURAL EXPERIENCES: IN CONVERSATION WITH RAVINDER RANDHAWA

    2 Author(s):  SHILPI SAXENA ,DIKSHA SHARMA

Vol -  11, Issue- 10 ,         Page(s) : 122 - 129  (2020 ) DOI : https://doi.org/10.32804/IRJMSH

Abstract

One of the most contested issues in this era of globalization is ethnic identity which has become a mainstay of the contemporary literary and cultural studies. The integration of diverse cultures and ethnicities within a society further obfuscates this scenario. Thus, with a view to exploring the cross-cultural issues in British mainstream society, this conversation with Ravinder Randhawa deliberates upon the issues of negotiating identities, cultural duality, and gender inequality. Sceptical of a binary distinction between the “West and the Rest” (Hall, 276, 1992), Randhawa defies any labeling process that would assign her to a single community. Defining identity as an individual conscience, she emphasizes on being human rather than being fragmented into myriad dichotomies on the basis of ethnicity.

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