Analysis Of Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake

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In Jhumpa Lahiri’s debut novel, The Namesake describes the ethical aspect of Indian immigrants. In the nineteenth century those Indian immigrants were migrating to the west directions as apprenticeship labourers. Now a day they migrate for the prospect of career building and also a way of profit manner. But in both the cases culture plays a significant role in their life. The immigrants were enjoying their life in economic subjugation but have an emotional emancipation in their contra-acculturation. The Namesake deals with the problems of Indian immigrants of Bengali origins in America. The immigrants were come across several problems especially in language, political ideology, cultural practice, and social adjustment. They do not have any prejudice against the American culture but they have the prerogative for home culture in which they are born and brought up. The novel covers a long time span of thirty four years in the life of the Ganguli family. The story begins in 1968 but goes back, through a flashback of two years when a Bengali couple got married. According to the Indian arranged marriage system, when Ashoke Ganguli and his wife Ashima newly married and their children living in the U.S.A where Ashoke was a doctoral candidate in electrical engineering at the MIT. As the novel begins, we find that his wife Ashima is expecting her first child. She is admitted to mount Auburn hospital. Soon, she gave birth to a baby boy.The Namesake is divided in ten chapters which are
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