• Maya ParmarEmail author


The conclusion draws together the distinct chapter commentaries, as well as the broad range of synthesised theoretical observations, ranging from autobiography to performance studies, to the field of trauma, and research on sartorial and culinary practices. Whilst engaging with cultural memory, vernacular modernity and regional and national diasporic identities, Parmar demonstrates that by adopting the literary critical interpretative practice of close reading to the study of non-textual embodied ‘texts’, we can reveal multilayered, complex manifestations of cultural identity amongst this double diaspora, which have thus far been overlooked. Drawing upon these overall findings of the monograph, the conclusion locates these arguments within the wider framework of South Asian diaspora studies. Furthermore, Parmar takes stock of the contemporary positionality of the double diaspora, new emerging trends in literature and the diaspora’s approach to cultural life in Britain.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Arts & Social SciencesThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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