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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri | Book Review – Part 2

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri | Book Review – Part 2

Though it is mainly the story of Gogol, as we went through in Part 1, ‘The Namesake” also vividly captures the journey of his parents through their lives. Ashoke, a brilliant young engineer, come to the land of dreams to make his contribution to the research work done by the best minds in the world. We trace him from a young, enthusiastic next-door lad to someone who survives a catastrophe and accepts the new life as a miracle. He decides to expand his limits and see the world before it is too late. And Ashima, a shy, young girl, who ... Read More »

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri | Book Review – Part 1

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri | Book Review – Part 1

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; – William Shakespeare “The Namesake”, the critically acclaimed book by Jhumpa Lahiri, first published in 2004 by Harper Parennial, revolves around the eternal questions. The sense of belonging that is so important to a human being, where does it come from? Where do we derive our identities from, Parents, Family, Place of Birth, Friends or the Place that we call home most of our life? Book Title : The Namesake Author : Jhumpa Lahiri Publisher : Mariner Books (September 1, 2004) Purchase ... Read More »