Now that you are in your 20s, you may not consider a skin care routine is for you. The issue of classism in Rushdie’s story brings to light the immigrant’s need to connect to their homeland regardless of where they are geographically. Unlike the nicknaming and the acceptance of pop culture for the sake of fitting in, the need to connect to the old country” reflects a desire to be accepted as who one is. The immigrant doesn’t want to lose touch with who they are and where they come from. In Indian culture, Mary would be considered the help” or a servant. This denotes a lower caste. Instead of sleeping with the family, she sleeps on a mat outside in the hallway. However, she is highly regarded as part of the family in that she is seen affectionately as a grandmotherly” figure or ayah. In this respect, the family holds on to some of the cultural morays of their homeland. The father also displays some personal dissatisfaction with his life in London. According to Rushdie, his father (Abba), initially, was always in a bad disposition, drank heavily and isolated himself from his family. (I’m not sure if the father having his own flat is a result of the sexist and classist Indian culture, but the fact that he made decisions without his wife’s consult is a clear indication of chauvinism.) Rushdie’s sort-of-cousin,” Chandni, also reflects the pull between the need to identify as Indian, all the while surrendering to the wiles of the dominant pop culture. She was training to be an Indian classical dancer, Odissi as well as Natyam, but in the meantime she dressed in tight black jeans and a clinging black polo neck jumper and took me, now and then, to hang out at Bunjie’s, where she knew most of the folk-music crowd that frequented the place, and where she answered to the name of Moonlight, which is what chandni means. (Rushdie 187)” The old family friend that Rushdie beat in chess, in some ways, reflects the awkwardness of Indian immigrants in a land and culture that are not their own. The fact that this man was an old India hand” denotes that he may have served in the military there under British rule. The nicknames that Rushdie gave him (Suffolk of Field Marshal Sir Charles Lutwidge-Dodgson and The Dodo”) carry various meanings. Field Marshal denotes military rank. Sir Charles Lutwidge-Dodgson was the writer of Alice in Wonderland in which The Dodo was a character. The Dodo could mean prince” or an awkward bird. Either way, this was one of Rushdie’s many disrespectful nicknames for the adults around him that was a clear reflection of their character. The Dodo, according to Rushdie, appeared to be awkward in his British surroundings. Rushdie described the man’s situation as hell” because he didn’t fit” in his own surroundings.
This happens when a person or group must adopt the practices of another culture, such as adopting the dominant group’s language, religious traditions, lifestyle, skin tone , etc. At some point, the ex-colonized internalize these myths and feel ashamed. In essence, the challenging task of reappropriating their culture and history could not be achieved through the language that negated their reality and attempted to eradicate their own means of communication (Freire). Some people understand that culture is the appreciation of classical music, dance, paintings, good manners, fine food and wine. Others think stately buildings and language are a product of culture. Researchers found that culture evolves through socialization. Culture is a tangible facet of human groups. Researchers found that learned human behaviour along-with shared: values, beliefs, knowledge, art, law, morals and customs nurtures culture. Culture is a human tool for survival and identity, it gives meaning to life for a group. Culture is never static, if all customs are rigidly adhered to – social development of the group would stagnate. Literature. The Fulani are known for their oral literature, including poetry, history, stories, legends, proverbs, magic formulas, and riddles. Since the colonial period, written literature has had a strong history in the southern areas. Ewondo and Douala authors have contributed classics to modern African literature. It also helps prevent the damage to your skin that is caused by free radicals. Coconuts contain Vitamin E, which is an anti-oxidant. Oils from coconut also have an anti-inflammatory agent. So that, it is how we do not know or not know what to do with these technologies that is our shortcoming and Achilles heel. We have to first of all understand concretely clear know all our cultures, languages, music, dances, customs and so forth, before we can even wax political and economical. South African languages (the languages of the 10(ten) peoples of South Africa has be under constant attack from the colonizers and their use of the languages (English and Africans) as the official languages of government and society. And this is what the first Hub was dealing with. It is not really true that African languages in South Africa are no more used and are dead. It is a fact that as you get older collagen and elastin decreases in your body. As a result your skin loses its fullness and firmness and lines, wrinkles and bags appear. Your forehead takes its share in the form of furrows and creases, which are not a pretty sight but that is not the end of the world.