Volume : 3, Issue : 3, JUL 2019

CROSS CULTURAL SENSITIVITY IN MEERA SYAL’S NOVEL ANITA AND ME

S. Jeffinza Carunya Zelma, Dr. B. Beneson Thilagar Christadoss

Abstract

Cross cultural sensitivity is the knowledge, consciousness, and acceptance of other cultures. The people have to learn about various kinds of people and understand others who come from a different cross cultural background. It’s not always possible to understand their backgrounds. But a diverse population lives together in the same communities. They don’t consider one culture better or worse, and right or wrong. People have to recognize that their culture is no better than any other culture. It can take time to build a high level of cross cultural sensitivity.

The adventure in a new place, people who have had very different life experiences. It opens their mind and heart to those who may not previously have shared their unique culture and heritage.  Cross cultural sensitivity doesn’t mean that they must be an expert in each culture’s values. It means that they are willing to understand and reveal empathy rather than judge them. It is important because a lack of cultural sensitivity is leading to exhibit their intolerance.

Cross cultural sensitivity implies that both groups of people understand and respect each other’s characters. It is a challenging one as an employee or emigrants to adopt the dominant culture or not. People show respect for other cultures, languages and traditions. They are sensitive to other’s feelings regarding their homeland.

This paper entitles as “Cross Cultural Sensitivity in Meera Syal’s Novel Anita and Me”. It reveals the cultural sensitivity of emigrant characters like the first generation mother Daljit and the second generation daughter Meena in Meera Syal’s Anita and Me.

Keywords

Cross Culture, Race, Discrimination, Multiculturalism.

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