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free read ¶ The Namesake ¸ [Reading] ➽ The Namesake Author Jhumpa Lahiri – Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation Her stories are one of the very few debut works and only a handful of collections to h Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established Who resists all things American and pines for her family When their son is born the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd antic name Lahiri brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first generation path strewn with conflicting loyalties comic detours and wrenching love affairs With penetrating insight she reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents but also the means by which we slowly sometimes painfully come to define ourselves.

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Es transported from India to AmericaIn The Namesake Lahiri enriches the themes that made her collection an international bestseller the immigrant experience the clash of cultures the conflicts of assimilation and most poignantly the tangled ties between generations Here again Lahiri displays her deft touch for the perfect detail — the fleeting moment the turn of phrase — that opens whole worlds of emotion The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans On the heels of their arranged wedding Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge Massachusetts An engineer by training Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife.

free read ¶ The Namesake Nilanjana Sudeshna Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London and brought up in South Kingstown Rhode Island Brought up in America by a mother who wanted to raise her children to be Indian she learned about her Bengali heritage from an early age Lahiri graduated from South Kingstown High School and later received her BA in English literature from Barnard College in She then received multiple d.

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The Namesake[Reading] The Namesake Author Jhumpa Lahiri Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation Her stories are one of the very few debut works and only a handful of collections to h Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation Her stories are one of the very few debut works and only a handful of collections to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction Among the many other awards and honors it received were the New Yorker Debut of the Year award the PENHemingway Award and the highest critical praise for its grace acuity and compassion in detailing liv.

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  • Anna

    free read ¶ The Namesake The NamesakeAfter finishing the Namesake my thoughts were drawn to my last roommate in college an Indian woman studying for her PHD in Psychology When I first moved in she had just broken up with her white boyfriend “It never would have worked out anyway” she had cried By the end of that same year she was flying of to Houston to be wed to a man she had only seen once a marriage arranged by their parents Many nights my other roommate an exchange student from Berlin and I would sit out on the balcony smoking cigarettes and marveling at the concept of an arranged marriage in the new millennium This book made me understand her a little bit better her c

  • Brina

    free read ¶ The Namesake The NamesakeIn 2000 Jhumpa Lahiri won the Pulitzer Prize for her story collection Interpreter of Maladies becoming the first Indian to win the award In the last story an engineering graduate student arrives in Cambridge from Calcutta starting a life in a new country This story is the basis for The Namesake Lahiri's first full length novel where she we

  • Aubrey

    free read ¶ The Namesake The NamesakeLook I admit it I read for escapist purposes Specifically I read to experience a viewpoint that I would never have encountered otherwise I read to escape the boundaries of my own limited scope to discover a new l

  • Nataliya

    free read ¶ The Namesake The NamesakeJhumpa Lahiri's excellent mastery and command of language are amazing She writes so effortlessly and enchantingly in such a captivating manner and yet so matter of factly that her writing completely enthralls me Just look at one of my favorite passages so simple and beautiful Try to remember it always he said once Gogol had reached him leading him slowly back across the breakwater to where his mother and Sonia stood waiting Remember that you and I made this journey together to a place where there was nowhere left to go No wonder it took me uite a few days after finishing this book to finally surface from under the charm of her language before I was able to figure out what exactly kept nagging me about The NamesakeYou see The Namesake flows so well that it almost easy to overlook the weak plot development and the unfortunate wasting of so much potential that

  • Candi

    free read ¶ The Namesake The Namesake He hates that his name is both absurd and obscure that it has nothing to do with who he is that it is neither Indian nor American but of all things Russian He hates having to live with it with a pet name turned good name day after day second after second At times his name an entity shapeless and weightless manages nevertheless to distress him physically like the scratchy tag of a shirt he has been forced permanently to wearAlthough on the surface it appears that Gogol Ganguli’s torment in life is due to a name that he despises a name that doesn’t make any sense to him the true struggle is one of identity and belonging Jhumpa Lahiri crafts a novel full of introspection and uiet emotion as she tells the story of the immigrant experience of one Bengali family the Gangulis Following an arranged marriage Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli move to A

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    free read ¶ The Namesake The NamesakeThe Namesake Jhumpa LahiriThe Namesake 2003 is the first novel by American author Jhumpa Lahiri It was originally

  • Fionnuala

    free read ¶ The Namesake The NamesakeI read this book on several plane journeys and while hanging around several airports I'm putting the emphasis on ‘several’ because it took me a long time to read it even though I was in a hurry to finish I was in a hurry not because it was a page turner but because I really needed to get to the endAnd although I read it in relatively few days I still read it very very slowly There are a lot of words in this book I love words I can read words uite happily for hours as long as they don't come encased in boring reports or lo

  • Diane S ☔

    free read ¶ The Namesake The NamesakeEnjoyed reading about the Bengali culture their traditions envied their sense and closeness of family Ashima and Ashoke an arranged marriage moving to the USA where Ashoke is an engineer trying to learn a different way of life different language so very difficult Ashima misses her family and after giving birth to a son misses them even They name their son Gogol there is a reason for this name a name he will come to disdain Eventually the family meets other Bengalis and they become family substitutes celebrate important cultural milestones togetherThis novel gave me a new understanding of just how hard it is to assimilate into a new culture The first half of the book I remained emotionally unconnected to the characters felt it was tell than show This changed after a family tragedy which afforded an opportunity for the characters to change as well Was impatient with Gogol and his failure to appreciate everything about his parents his own culture b

  • Lisa

    free read ¶ The Namesake The NamesakeNice book on struggling with intercultural identities I stare and stare at that sentence I can't believe that is all I have to say about this novel After all this is MY topic This is my life My profession My passion How do people fit into a dominant culture if their parents come from somewhere else Which customs do they pick from which environment and how do they adapt to form a crosscultural identity that works for them How is their language affected by constant switching Where if at all do they feel at home Do they have benefits from living between two worlds or is it a loss All those things are contained in this Pulitzer winning author's novel and yetAll I can say is It's niceAnd when I taught language at an international school I used to tell students struggling with synonyms to avoid repetitive use of common adjectivesNice is not a nice word Find

  • Jibran

    free read ¶ The Namesake The NamesakeBook subtitle I will write down everything I know about a certain family of Bengali immigrants in the United States by Jhumpa LahiriImmigrant anguish the toll it takes in settling in an alien country after having bidden adieu to one’s home family and culture is what this prize winning novel is supposed to explore but it's no than a superficial complaint about a few signature – and done to death South Asian issues relating to marriage and paternal expectations a clichéd immigrant story I'm afraid to sayGogol’s life and that of every person related to him in any way from the day of his birth to his divorce at 30 is documented in a long monotone like a camera trained on a still scene without zooming in and out recording every movement the lens catches accidentally A final picture emerges in which nothing in particular stands out; and twists that could have been explored dee