Analysis Of Jhumpa Lahiri

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Born to Bengali parents in July 1967,in London and with her family’s move to Rhode Island, Jhumpa Lahiri began life in the U.S.A. She grew up in the background of traditional Bengali culture. From childhood, she often accompanied her back to India-particularly to Calcutta (now known as Kolkata).. She observes that her parents retain a sense of emotional exile and she herself grew up with conflicting expectations. In her work, Lahiri, is a second-generation immigrant, reflects on the Indian diaspora and creates a narrative that reveals the inconsistency of the concept of identity and cultural difference in the space of diapora. Keywords: Diaspora, Cultural,Identity. Introduction Jhumpa Lahiri(whose real name was Nilanjana Sudeshna) is one of the emerging stars on the Diaspora sky in the present time. She was born to Bengali parents in July 1967,in London. Later on ,with her family’s move to Rhode Island, she began life in the U.S.A. She grew up in the background of traditional Bengali culture. From childhood, she often accompanied her back to India-particularly to Calcutta (now known as Kolkata). Lahiri, like many immigrants, is a second-generation immigrant. She observes that her parents retain a sense of emotional exile and she herself grew up with conflicting expectations. Her abilities to convey the oldest cultural conflicts in the most immediate fashion and to achieve the voice of many different characters are among the unique qualities that have captured the
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