Towards Cultural Clash and Hybridity, An Analysis of Bapsi Sidhwa’s An American Brat

  • Shamim Akhter PhD Scholar, School of Languages, Civilisation and Philosophy, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Keywords: Culture, Morphological Organization, Postcolonialism, Differences, Jurisdiction, Culturalism & Boundaries


Culture is a way of life that takes into its jurisdiction to all experiences of life and social associations. Culture receives variations over time. Similarly, the culture of the Sub-continent is altered with the arrival of the English here. That is why the Literature of this area is called Post-colonial literature. Cross-Culturalism is also a part of post-colonial theory. Its chief aim is to analyze the morphological organization which takes to the origination of the conception. Culturalism indicates the tractability of the self to absorb in the transmission and understanding of spoken and written indications and to react accurately and suitably. The ‘cross’ in cross-culturalism designates the crossing of the remotest barriers from one make to another. It also reveals the constant growth of borders.  People migrate to other countries, lead life by absorbing the culture of that country but they experience problems regarding language and their own culture.  The undertaken research aims to reveal the cross-cultural experiences keeping in view Sidhwa’s (1994) ‘An American Brat’. Sidhwa (1994), explores the differences of cultures that existed between East and West by introducing the character of   Feroza. Feroza belongs to Pakistan and goes to America. She finds the culture of America different from the culture of her native country. The undertaken research is an attempt to reveal the description of cultural differences and hybridity through the character of Feroza.