Interpreting Intergenerational Conflict In Wajahat Ali’s The Domestic Crusaders

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Saddam ul Islam , Dr. Mahrukh Shakir , Sanaa Malaikah Noor , Sana Riaz


This study probes the lives of immigrant family in Wajahat Ali's play Domestic Crusaders. It highlights the problems related to intergenerational conflict, or generation gap which is one of the key issues that expatriate Pakistanis in the US and some western countries confront, as evidenced by Wajahat Ali's play Domestic Crusaders. In the same vein, the study also foregrounds the reasons behind assimilation, intergenerational conflict, and cultural resistance through generations of immigrants. For this purpose, the present study uses ideas from the theory of Intergenerational Conflict (1980) and Bhabha's concept of hybridity in an attempt to uncover various facets of intergenerational conflict depicted in the play. It will also illustrate the extent to which intergenerational conflict in Domestic Crusaders is caused by the struggle between hybrid identity and culture identity, thereby adding to the understanding about the fundamental idea of intergenerational conflict.

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