The Namesake

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Ranked #8 in Indian, Ranked #9 in Indian Authorsee more rankings.

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 PEN/Hemingway Award, and the highest critical praise for its grace, acuity, and compassion in detailing lives transported from India to America.

In The Namesake, Lahiri enriches the themes that made her collection an...

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Agnivo Niyogi ( ) Jhumpa Lahiri. The name itself evokes nostalgia. Her book ‘The Namesake’ was among the first ones I bought from College Street after shifting to #Kolkata. She is synonymous with Presidency (College) for me. The Bengali in me will forever be in love with your works. Happy Birthday (Source)

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