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Identity, Exile and Literature in Goa

Vishram Gupte

Abstract


The identity narrative of Goa is problematic due to its historical fragmentations in terms of caste, class, languages and religions. This fact, however, is glossed over by both fiction and non-fiction writers who have depicted Goa as some kind of Eldorado with religious and linguistic harmony as its main characteristics. This construct is more fictitious than real and is meant to charm the readers. This situation can be overcome if Goa produces a genuine ‘exile’. This article makes a philosophical case for the same

Keywords


exile, identity, literature, fragmentation and harmony

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