NCSAS seminar: ‘Post-diasporic identity in Britain and its reflection in the narratives South Asian fictions’

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Date(s) - 26/04/2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

MAI seminar room,H5.95 Building H, 5th floor


 Contemporary Britain is experiencing a cultural transformation with the emergence of post-diasporic identity which is compositely hybrid, evolutionary and contingent. South Asian diasporas in Britain, being an active agency of transnational culture, are randomly garnering the impact of change in constructing their own identity and culture in the context of post-diasporic culture in Britain. This metamorphosis of British culture is greatly influencing British Asian writers and their works. A clear reflection of this new identity is discernable in their works. This paper will attempt to discuss this issue of post-diasporic identity and its reflection in South Asian narratives in England.    

After a break for lunch (noon to 2pm) A film screening and discussion will follow the seminar at 2pm to 3.30pm.

Tahseen Alam Choudhury (M.A, Essex, UK) is a PhD student at Greenwich. He is an Associate Professor in English from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology Bangladesh. Tahseen’s research interest is to explore and examine multiple dimensions of South Asian fictions and films in Britain. Tahseen has six publications to his credit; his latest article includes South Asian Diasporic Narratives: Beyond the margin of identity and representation (Brand 07 Spring/Summer 2011, UK). He has also presented papers on South Asian narratives in Britain and Indian cinema in several international conferences held in America, Canada and England.