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Feeling of Alienation in ‘The Namesake’

August 3, 2007


Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘The Namesake’ is a story of Indian immigrants in the United States the effect the immigration has on their offsprings. There is a feeling of alienation, a feeling of being lonely in the crowd all through the novel. Only once does Ashima Ganguli, Gogol mother, feel attached to America because of the memories […]

Child Psychology in ‘The Namesake’

August 1, 2007


Jhumpa Lahiri, the celebrated author of ‘The Interpretor of Maladies'(a collection of short stories) also penned down the Pulitzer Prize winner ‘The Namesake’. The theme of cultural alienation dominates the whole novel. But what I am going to discuss here is the psychological insights provided into the working of a child’s mind by the author. […]