According to 'The New Yorker', Jhumpa Lahiri is one of the best twenty young writers in America today. All the nine stories in this collection are simple and touching, beautifully crafted around common themes. Most stories revolve around individuals who are divided into two cultures. Her stories except “This Blessed House” have been written from a woman’s perspective, but her novel has been written from a male point of view. Her stories are mainly on familial relationships in which she has taken the relationship like husband wife, father daughter.
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.
Jhumpa Lahiri’s subjects of focus are material prosperity and academic pursuits, dislocation and displacement, cultural conflicts, loneliness, language barrier, loss of identity, sense of belonging, gender issues, marital conflicts, and the generation gap between the first and the second-generation immigrants. Jhumpa Lahiri the Putlizer prize winner for the year 2000, is a significant writer of Indian diaspora who has enriched the corpus of international writing in English. Her novel The Name sake deals with the tribulations of the immigrants in an alien land, the yearnings of exile and the emotional bafflement of cross cultural dilemmas. The novel continues to develop further the themes of cultural alienation and loss of identity. She tries to incarcerate the experiences and cultural dilemmas of 30 year struggle for the Ganguli family, for their
Jhumpa Lahiri has stated, in a Newsweek interview, that; “The characters I’m drawn to all face some barrier of communication. I like to write about people who think in a way they can’t fully express” (Patel). This essay builds on the
The Indian English Novel, moreover, has now been widely much-admired all over the world, as it has been successful in carving its own position not only in the world of commonwealth literature but also in the ‘World literature’. Though the origin of Indian literature in English as a whole is necessarily the English education and the introduction of British literature, the Indian English Novel emerged as a necessary product of its own story telling tradition and the tradition of English novel. So, it is considered that one of the most noteworthy gifts of English education to India is prose fiction for though India was probably a fountain head of story-telling, the novel as we know today was an importation from the
As with Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai’s works also manages to explores the flaws and despair of the post colonial era. Indian English fiction has come a long way from the triumvirates of the thirties to the modern recent English fiction writers. The language which was once treated as a language of the foreigner or the language of the elite class is viewed differently. As the number of readers Indian English fiction has increased. So the quality of writing has also improved.
INTRODUCTION This is the story that based on fate and will, exile and return , of the price of idealism and of a love that can last long past death. I intend to analize the fate of two brothers , their life and the way they care for each other in this novel. Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘The Lowland’ is a piece of fiction and creates a unique combination to this genre. It also tells us that how a man comes to resque for his brother’s life Born on 11 july , 1967 , aged 47 married to Alberto Vourvoulias, Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London and raised in Rhode Island. She is an Indian American author.
have achieved name and fame all over the world along with almost all International Literary awards. It is true that the above names are marked only in the genres of fiction. Shauna Singh Baldwin, who won the Commonwealth Prize for the Caribbean and Canada region, has said in one of her interviews, “We are the third generation of Indians writing in English. The first were writers like R.K. Narayan and Kamala Markandaya, who were writing from India. Next came the writers who migrated to the West: Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Bharati Mukherjee, Meera Sayal.
The character of Kaikeyi is not given any importance as she is a woman of ambition, same for Draupadi. Emphasis will only be laid on the submissive woman/wife of the house who obeys the orders of her husband. Even in case of Sita, the instance when she refuses to give the test of purity is omitted from many new versions of Ramayana. Supporting this example from Manusmriti I would
Gita Mehta is one of the popular woman writers in Indian writing in English. Indian English literature has a numerous women writers such as Jhumpa Lahiri,Anita Nair, Bharathi Mukerjee,Githa Hariharan, Arundhati Roy etc. Mehta has written few numbers of the works. She is a cultural woman with a devotion to truth for truth’s sake. Her works are a proof of her strength of mind, intellect and knowledge.