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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

This book is Jhumpa Lahiri’s second published work, coming out in 2003 after her Pulitzer Prize win in 2000 for her short story collection,’The Intepreter of Maladies’ reviewed here. It is the story of Gogol, named for his father, Ashoke’s, … Continue reading

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The Interpreter of Maladies- Jhumpa Lahiri

  Three of the stories in this collection are set in India and the other six in the United States; though the latter deal with the subject of cultural difference and integration, all of them depict loneliness and isolation, both … Continue reading

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Jhumpa Lahiri- Unaccustomed Earth (2008)

Jhumpa Lahiri- Unaccustomed Earth (2008) This is a superb collection of beautifully crafted short stories about the Indian, predominantly Bengali, community in the United States. The social milieu is professional or academic and the stories often depict generational differences within … Continue reading

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The Lowland- Jhumpa Lahiri- Shortlisted for Bailey’s Women’s Prize 2014

I was keen to read ‘The Lowland’, having adored Jhumpa Lahiri’s short story collection ‘Unaccustomed Earth’ and delighted that anything by her should achieve the shortlist. The novel has some themes which overlap with ‘Unaccustomed Earth’;the story takes place in … Continue reading

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