Jhumpa Lahiri The Name Sake Analysis

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Most of the Indian born American writers like Jhumpa Lahiri raises their voice for the rights of migrated Indian women and highlight their sufferings faced in abroad. We may identify in Jhumpa Lahiri novels, the feministic perspective and also creates an image of oppressed woman due to displacement and alienation. Displacement not only leads to separation but it also leads to alienation and rebirth in a new country, new culture, new society and new adjustments in an alien land. The protagonists of her novels look back to their native country with pain and nostalgia but after all these sufferings they are not ready to look back. 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

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