Quest for Identity in Parvin Shere's Pearls from the Ocean

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Author: Urooj Akailvi1
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  • 1 Maulana Azad National Urdu University, India
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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.

Contributor Notes

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


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