Representation of ‘Home’ in Easterine Kire’s Mari
Northeast Indian literature includes a diverse range of themes and critical issues such as the search of identity, displacement, marginalization and insurgency. As a pioneer of English fiction writer in Nagaland, Easterine Kire has been able to place herself in a remarkable position as a chronicler and preserver of her history and cultural heritage. Her novels are written as an attempt to tell the forgotten stories of the land and its people. As a postcolonial writer her works are directed towards reclaiming the history of Nagaland by recreating the idea of ‘home’ through her fictions. By incorporating the ideas of post colonialism this paper aims to see how Kire captures the complexities of belonging for the people of Nagaland whose political and geographical location set them apart from the rest of the country.