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Volume 7 Issue 11
November-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2011171

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263-265

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CULTURAL DILEMMAS AND DISLOCATIONS OF IMMIGRANTS PORTRAYED BY JHUMPA LAHIRI IN THE NOVEL THE NAMESAKE

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2349-5162

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"CULTURAL DILEMMAS AND DISLOCATIONS OF IMMIGRANTS PORTRAYED BY JHUMPA LAHIRI IN THE NOVEL THE NAMESAKE", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 11, page no.263-265, November-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2011171.pdf

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ABSTRACT Jhumpa Lahiri (b. 1967) is a major contemporary Indian-American award winning writer. Jhumpa Lahiri’s splendid novel The Namesake has familiarity with the difficulties faced by immigrant Bengali community in Boston helped her in dealing with various issues related to identity, pain of assimilation, accommodation, nostalgia, loneliness and isolation and cross-cultured issues remarkably. As she has lived in America, so the story has American setting- New England and New York, but characters are placed in the Indian setting and India is highlighted in the memories of her characters. Jhumpa Lahiri’s first novel The Namesake, like her Pulitzer Prize Winner Collection of short stories Interpreter of Maladies explores the theme of immigrant experience and the clash of cultures in the United State. The novel is a narrative about the assimilation of and Indian Bengali family from Calcutta, the Gangulis, into America over thirty years; the cultural dilemmas experienced by them and their America born children in different ways; the spatial, cultural and emotional dislocations suffered by them in their efforts to settle home in the new land. Though better critical interpretations of this recently published novel will follow in due course of time, a modest attempt is being made in this paper to analyse the cultural dilemmas and dislocations of immigrants portrayed by Lahiri in The Namesake.

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Identity, Pain of assimilation, Nostalgia, loneliness and Cultural and emotional dislocations

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"CULTURAL DILEMMAS AND DISLOCATIONS OF IMMIGRANTS PORTRAYED BY JHUMPA LAHIRI IN THE NOVEL THE NAMESAKE", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 11, page no. pp263-265, November-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2011171.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2011171
Registration ID: 303461
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 11 | Year November-2020
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Page No: 263-265
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"CULTURAL DILEMMAS AND DISLOCATIONS OF IMMIGRANTS PORTRAYED BY JHUMPA LAHIRI IN THE NOVEL THE NAMESAKE", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 11, page no. pp263-265, November-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2011171.pdf




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