“’Lanark’ is Scottish in origin and Airdrie, Scotland is a part of Lanarkshire, Scotland. If you take a look at the Gaelic time period, Lanark means wide-open spaces, which I suppose actually speaks to Airdrie and certainly to life within the prairies,” Boucher said.
Since the mid-1980s, a number of Indian ladies novelists have enriched mainstream English literature with stories of educated, center-class, Indian ladies migrating to and settling in North America. The novels assert that by migrating to North America, the protagonists had been capable of finding ‘freedom’. In this paper, I question whether worldwide migration essentially leads to ‘freedom’ for this cohort of Indian ladies and argue that it their histories and experiences of subjugation and emancipation aren’t necessarily in binary opposition, and that there may be an area for multiplicity. Based on their changing power positions, the respondents were positioned concurrently at the centre and at the … Read More