This article analyzes the means of self-representation, the conflicts between self/other, and the conscious and unconscious quest for identity by the writer. It attempts to understand travel narratives as being about the journey undertaken in a quest for identity by the traveler/writer, wherein apart from the physical journey of the author the emphasis is laid on the emotional and psychological journey within the author.
Urooj Akailvi is a Ph. D Research Scholar pursuing her degree in English Literature and a poetess. Her research interests include travel writing, poetry and paintings. Her email id is firstname.lastname@example.org