Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Jhumpa Lahiri, as a writer has a very well defined space for herself, the space of Bengalis in Boston. She restricts herself to this space and tries to give you varied views of this space, entangled with some basic human emotions. Her stories are simple, sometimes just a narration of the ordinary lives of immigrants in their new adopted homes. Most of her stories deal with first generation immigrants, something that she would have seen through her parents’ experience. Other stories deal with the next generation of these first generation immigrants, who are more rooted in their place of birth and see ridicule in their parents one foot being held in India and the conflicts thereof. I am sure this comes straight from her first hand experience. Her works are like documenting the emotional turmoil of immigrants, their balancing between what they grew up with and what they adopted, de-glamorizing the image of immigrants who are treated like Gods in their native places, their constant longing for their environment, their living in neighborhoods unlike the ones at home, their relationships with colleagues and their gradual acceptance of all new things.
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