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Ecocriticism according to analogy is based on the correlation between literature and environment or how human behaviour directly gets affected in relation with the environment which is captured in the literature. This paper basically reflects the impact of Ecocriticism in literature. Environment comprises of not only the surroundings and weather conditions but also housing, family, friends, entertainment, law and many more.  The focus of this paper is on two selected novels The Immigrant and The Nowhere Man written by two different writers of two different generations and perspectives. Kamala Markandaya and Manju Kapur though both are known for their feministic aspects of writing but simultaneously found with lot many glimpses of ecocriticism nearly in every piece of their writings. Kamala Markandaya has written 11 novels in total where as Manju Kapur 6 novels, where we find lots of ecocriticsm based on environment like famine leading to hunger, death and breakage in the relations, Industrialization and urbanization occupying the agricultural lands and making the farmers into daily waged labourers ,education and modernization effecting the values of life.


 

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M. KASULAMMA, & CHELLE NARESH. (2019). An Ecocritical Study of Manju Kapur’s The Immigrant and Kamala Markandaya’s The Nowhere Man. History Research Journal, 5(6), 260-263. Retrieved from https://journals.eduindex.org/index.php/hrj/article/view/11275