' Iqbal Chaudhary is fortyish, but the mid-life crisis he faces is more complex than many. His Australian marriage has collapsed, his past surfaces to bother his conscience and he feels a compulsive need to go back to the country he left immediately after the war with Pakistan, eighteen years earlier. But his reception from family and friends is deeply mixed. Iqbal is forced to confront why he left Bangladesh and how he feels about his family as well as his native country whose poverty, squalor and overcrowding make him react involuntarily with the squeamishness of a Westerner.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
Keya Majumdar says: 'My point of interest in this article would be to see how between the cracks of the diasporic narratives appear not the text of the Diaspora alone, but the inherent meaning of humanity. My study also hopes to find an emergent horizon of consensus, based on the international appreciation of the new generation of expatriates who outlook, as depicted in both Gooneratne's and Khan's narratives, signifies a committed movement towards multiculturalism.'