Jhumpa Lahiri Novel Analysis

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The non-resident Indian writers mainly, Amitav Ghosh, Vikram Seth, Rohinton Mistry, and Jhumpa Lahiri have shared their sense of displacement and also considered as the major theme in all exile literature. They have given more poignancy to the exploration by dealing not only with a geographical dislocation but also with a socio-cultural sense of displacement. Their concerns are global concerns as today’s world is afflicted with the problems of immigrants, refugees, and all other exiles. Of these writers Jhumpa Lahiri has stood out exclusively in dealing with human relationships with inter-cultural conflicts of values. Lahiri presents a new dimension to English fiction through the exploration of displacement and conflict of values, which has become a typical neo-Indian phenomenon. Lahiri’s novels are known for their importance of characters. In all her novels, she explores the human mind. She places her characters in complex situations and they find themselves alienated. The Story revolves around two brothers that Subhash and Udayan grew up in Tollygunge. It is a plain known as the lowland, which would become flooded after the monsoon rains and covered with water hyacinths. Our first hint of the events to follow happens during the boys’ childhoods, when younger brother Udayan convinces Subhash to sneak into the Tolly Club, an exclusive country club established by an Englishman over half a century before. A policeman catches the boys and beats them with a golf club. Such
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