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Title: Quest for Home and Family in the Novels of Rohinton Mistry Tales from Firozsha Baag Such a Long Journey A Fine Balance Family Matters
Researcher: Ram Lalit
Guide(s): Prof. Irene S. Bobb Das
University: University of Allahabad
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Abstract: We are living in an age of globalization. The whole world has become an extended newlinevillage, so people are connected to each another in one way or another. Hence, they have newlinebecome members of an expanded home. Despite this, they differ on the basis of religion, newlineideology and politics. Thus, it becomes necessary to understand what is home and what is newlinea globalized home. In recent decades, there has been a great debate to define the meaning newlineof home. Oxford Advanced Learner s Dictionary of current English defines and#8215;home as a newlineplace or residence where people live. In general, we can refer to home as the house, town newlineor country where people live or were born; and they feel that they belong to that place, newlinetown or country. In literature, home is assumed as a place where there is warmth love, newlineacceptance, emotions and space, above all a feeling of belonging while house may be newlinesimply a residence. Many researches have been conducted in order to trace the etymology newlineof the word home. Hollander in his long essay Western Languages (1991) examines the newlinehistorical extractions of the term. He observes that home, heim, ham, heem Germanic newlinewords are derived from Indo-European and#8215;Kei meaning lying down, and something dear or newlinebeloved or in other words, a place where we take rest. He opines that home is a living newlineplace for family, is permeated with the sense of belonging. The term home in English is newlinederived from the Anglo-Saxon word and#8215;ham meaning a village estate town or hamlet. newline
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