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    Jhumpa Lahiri Identity

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    In a crowded room, do you feel alone? In the book The Namesake by the author Jhumpa Lahiri, the main character Gogol Ganguli internally struggles to accept himself. Instead, he searches for a new identity. With his parents, he leaves India along with his culture, emigrating to the United States.The author, Jhumpa Lahiri, is very alike in comparison to Gogol Ganguli. They both have immigrated to the United States from India, and have a pet name and a preferred nick name. Gogol’s father, Ashoke, attempted to persuade Gogol into adopting “Nikhil” as his good name. Initially, Gogol rejected the idea, for “Gogol” was the only thing he was familiar with. As a child, he goes on a field trip to the cemetery for his school and realizes no one…

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    ASTRACT :- Unaccustomed Earth’ collection of eight short stories from Pulitzer Prize winner author Jhumpa Lahiri written in 2008, shows the life of Indian Immigrants living in US. This research shows the different aspects of characters in the respect of married life, their premarital relations, their extra marital affairs, their deviation from the traditional Indian way of life style, the emotions and love developed within the characters of both the generations, arrange marriage or love…

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    Love, Hate, and Understanding Often considered both a universal language and a source of the greatest happiness, true love can be incredibly elusive to those that do not understand it. With each relationship that a person engages in, they begin to understand their self worth and identity. The Namesake, written by Jhumpa Lahiri, accounts the life of an Indian boy from his teens to middle age and how he handles these feelings of “love”. Gogol Ganguli, firstborn of a recently immigrated family,…

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    makes her very confused. In the story Lilia says, “ It made no sense to me, Mr.Pirzada and my parents spoke the same language, looked more or less the same…” (Lahiri 25). Her father responds by saying, “ Mr. Pirzada is Bengali, but he is a Muslim…Therefore he lives in East Pakistan, not India” (Lahiri 26). This creates a problem with Lilia and her father’s relationship because he believed that the American education was making her forget that she is Indian. Lilia’s father asks her what she in…

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    Jhumpa Lahiri’s “The Namesake” (2003) is a cross-cultural, ultigenerational story of a Hindu Bengali family’s journey to self-acceptance in Boston. ‘The Namesake’ explores the theme of transnational identity and trauma of cultural dislocation. The novel is a narrative about the assimilation of an Indian Bengali Family from Calcutta, the Ganguli’s, into America. The cultural dilemmas experience by them and their American born children are quite different. The spatial, cultural and emotional…

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    Jhumpa Lahiri Culture

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    people don’t want to let go of their culture wherever they are. In the novel The Namesake, written by Jhumpa Lahiri, Ashoke and Ashima, who are Bengalis and moved to America for a better education and life, try to maintain their culture. In her novel, Lahiri clarifies the different aspects of Bengali culture in depth through the experiences of Ashoke and Ashima in America. Some of the aspects of Ashoke and Ashima’s Bengali culture are being family oriented, practicing arranged marriage, and…

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    In Jhumpa Lahiri’s short story “A Temporary Matter” readers are introduced to two characters Shukumar, a student as well as a teacher and Shoba, a proofreader. A short but simple story “A Temporary Matter” focuses heavily on the theme of lost love between the two protagonists. As the story progresses layers about each character is revealed in a chain of events. Lahiri demonstrates in “A Temporary Matter” how the loss can affect a relationship and showcases it with the techniques of setting and…

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    Sexy By Jhumpa Lahiri Usually when I’m looking for something new to read I go off of titles, I don’t read the reviews, I don’t read the blurb on the back, if the title catches my eye then I will more than likely pick it up and see what goes from there. So one day during my LIT 224 class I was going through the contents of our book and one story caught my eye, Sexy by Jhumpa Lahiri, I turned to the page the story started on and began to read. The story wasted no time getting someplace…

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    the latter is often limited, things don’t always turn out to be what we thought they would be. In “A Temporary Matter”, “Interpreter of Maladies” and “The Blessed House”, Jhumpa Lahiri uses irony in the titles of the stories to emphasize the sharp contrast between the fantastical expectations of the characters and the actual reality they have to face. In “A Temporary Matter”, the husband, Shukumar, has the expectation…

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    Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake depicts the development of a man named Nikhil Ganguli, commonly referred to as Gogol. Written in 2003, The Namesake illustrates the toils and internal journey many children of immigrants face in contemporary times. Seeing as they experience a clash between their ethnic culture and American culture, first generation children must seek a balance between the two in order to understand their identity, which is evident in Gogol’s experience. Through three phases of…

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