Globalized Gendered Based Diaspora of Postmodern Iranian Novels, Case Study of Children of the Jacaranda Tree

Author Name

Dr. Kian Pushkar and Dr. Shamenaz Bano

Author Address

Kian Pishkar* Head of Deptt of English Literature and Language, Islamic Azad University, Jieroft Branch, Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Shamenaz Bano Associate Professor, Deptt of Applied Sciences & Humanities, AIET, Allahabad, India


Children of the Jacaranda Tree, Globalization, Gendered Based Diaspora, Postmodern Narratology.


Iranian postmodern and post-revolutionary gendered based literature has its own features and there have been some great diaspora works which have been written abroad associated with it. Sahar Delijani (born, 1983) is an Iranian feminist author though residing abroad. Her debut novel, Children of the Jacaranda Tree, has been published in more than 75 countries and translated into 28 languages. The novel is her own experiences of lifelong struggles and painful realities of life. It deals with a globalized gendered based tone which expresses postmodern features of lives in this period. Symbolic and allegorical features of the novel have been mixed with this lady’s delicacy of a language which impresses the readers and presents the social effects of the limitations and freedoms from a postmodern and diaspora view which shocks the readers with its beauty of narratology. The importance of this novel is based on the three main literary features of the novel: post-revolutionary situation of Islamic Republic of Iran, a feminist style of narratology, and a globalized diaspora view which now is universally familiar. The novel received international recognition and reception even before its publication in 2012 in London Book Fair. It is very much praised by Khaled Hosseini, the author of masterpiece novel, The Kite Runner who called it, “a celebration of the human heart’s eternal yearning for freedom”. 


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