Read "The Namesake A Novel" by Jhumpa Lahiri available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of. Editorial Reviews. Review. Any talk of The Namesake--Jhumpa Lahiri's follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning debut, Interpreter of Maladies-- must. Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The New York Times has praised Lahiri as "a writer of.

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The Namesake Books by Jhumpa Lahiri: The Namesake Ebook Free Download. 1. Download The Namesake Book by Jhumpa Lahiri Free. 'The Namesake' is the story of a boy brought up Indian in America.'When her grandmother learned of Ashima's pregnancy, she was particularly. The Namesake (eBook): Lahiri, Jhumpa: A young man born of Indian parents in America struggles with issues of identity from his teens to his thirties.

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. The New York Times has praised Lahiri as "a writer of uncommon elegance and poise. Hopscotching across 25 years, it begins when newlyweds Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli emigrate to Cambridge, Mass. Ashoke becomes a professor of engineering, but Ashima has a harder time assimilating, unwilling to give up her ties to India.

A leap ahead to the '80s finds the teenage Gogol ashamed of his Indian heritage and his unusual name, which he sheds as he moves on to college at Yale and graduate school at Columbia, legally changing it to Nikhil. In one of the most telling chapters, Gogol moves into the home of a family of wealthy Manhattan WASPs and is initiated into a lifestyle idealized in Ralph Lauren ads.

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Here, Lahiri demonstrates her considerable powers of perception and her ability to convey the discomfort of feeling "other" in a world many would aspire to inhabit.

After the death of Gogol's father interrupts this interlude, Lahiri again jumps ahead a year, quickly moving Gogol into marriage, divorce and a role as a dutiful if a bit guilt-stricken son.

A Entertainment Weekly In the world of literature, Lahiri writes like a native. The San Francisco Chronicle Generous, exacting portrait of the clash between cultural dictates and one man's heart.

Boston Globe Astringent and clear-eyed in thought, vivid in its portraiture, attuned to American particulars and universal yearnings Newsday [Lahiri's] writing is assured and patient, inspiring immediate confidence that we are in trustworthy hands. The Baltimore Sun Lahiri's inventive imagination and mellifluous prose makes her first novel simply wonderful It's simply splendid.

Providence Journal A fine novel from a superb writer. The Washington Post A delicate, moving first novel.

Time A debut novel that triumphs in its breadth and mastery. Star Ledger The novel not only proves the author's ease with the longer form but clearly demonstrates her artistic sensibility. News and Observer The San Diego Union-TribuneHe cleared his throat as if to speak but then said nothing.

The relationships with the wider Bengali community in American university circles is very well drawn, and the security of the extended family and the frequent returns to Calcutta showed the loneliness of their immigrant lives.

Elegant, subtle and moving, 'The Namesake' is for everyone who loved the clarity, sympathy and grace of Lahiri's Pulitzer Prize-winning debut story collection, 'Interpreter of Maladies'.

Gogol, Nikolai Vasilievich, ——Appreciation—Fiction. Mallee Sky.

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