Exploring Societal Perplexes & Cultural Quandary in Amulya Malladi’s The Mango Season

C. Sindhu, N. S. Vishnu Priya


Literature is a work of art blended with an aesthetic and artistic creation specifically in the written form. There are indeed many different kinds of literature around the globe, but Indian English Literature has its special qualities that make it stand out to readers. Indian English Literature is an amalgamation of various themes such as socio-historical, multicultural, and multilingual objectives. Amulya Malladi is an Indian women diasporic writer, she brings the concept of cultural dilemmas in her work. This paper investigates Amulya’s second fiction ‘The Mango Season’ and highlights the societal complications/ cultural confusions faced by the protagonist Priya Rao. Due to religious and cultural differences, the protagonist suffers a lot to decide between her love for her family and her love for her beloved. Cultural dilemmas are primarily the result of two living experiences that develop in one’s own country and in the host land. ‘The Mango Season’ is very naturalistic in its depiction of cultural confusions & societal norms faced by the protagonist who is well educated and graduated in the West while her parents are down-rooted in the Orient culture.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/smc.v11i4.6022


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