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JHUMPA LAHIRI!

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JHUMPA LAHIRI LAHIRI'S LIFE BIOGRAPHY
Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London, England on July 11, 1967, to Bengali parents, and she was raised in South Kingstown, Rhode Island from age three. FAMILY
Her mother was a teacher at an elementary school and her father was a librarian. They immigrated to the United States from Calcutta, India and she also has a younger sister. LAHIRI'S REAL NAME
Jhumpa Lahiri's real name is Nilanjana Sudeshna. They appear on her passport and her birth certificate, and that was how her parents expected her to be known in school. She married American-born journalist Alberto Vourvoulias in a traditional Hindu ceremony in India and they had a son. FIRST JOB
Her first job was in a bookstore as a clerk in Massachusetts, however her parents were not happy with her job. Every two years her parents took Lahiri to Calcutta to visit her grandparents for 3 months. THESIS Jhumpa Lahiri, uses characterization, setting, and symbolism to write about the immigrant experience in the Unites States because she had a difficult experience having parents who are immigrants and considered her Indian and not American. As a daughter of immigrants, Lahiri had to follow the Indian culture even though she didn't want to. She was embarrassed about it, and she was afraid of what her friends might think. LIVING IN TWO WORLDS
Lahiri never felt that she belong in the United States or India. She was trapped in two worlds and did not feel at home. Having to follow a different culture has helped Lahiri see life from a different point of view. HER STRUGGLES
Lahiri's struggle during her childhood were different from other kids because she was made fun of about her culture. Also, growing up, Lahiri's loyalty to her parents conflicted with her desire to fit in. Lahiri's parents were harsh on her when it came to following their culture because they wanted her to be hundred percent Indian when she was mostly American. LAHIRI'S WORKS ALL OF HER NOVELS
All of Lahiri's fiction are about characters like herself and her family, strangers in a strange land trying to fit in and who do not feel culturally tied to their homelands. Being raised as a child of immigrants, and the idea of having parents who were different has inspired her writing from the beginning. Much of her fiction comes from listening to others and putting herself in their shoes to trying to imagine what they went through. She wanted to pull away from the things that marked her parents as being different, but on the other hand she felt that she was betraying them and turning away from them. She struggled for four decades to feel like she belong in America. Lahiri found it difficult having parents who considered another place home after living for more than 30 years in the U.S. She uses her own personal life as a map for her novels. TWO DIFFERENT CULTURES
The mix of the two cultures Indian and American made growing up difficult for her. HER NOVELS
She writes about the point of view of immigrants and their struggles or their children and their views on Indian culture. Many places like Massachusetts, New York, London, and India played a large role in her stories. Check it out She won the Indian Abroad publisher award for excellent. Watch! Finally THE END! EDUCATION
After completing her undergraduate education at Barnard College in New York City, she worked as a research assistant at a nonprofit organization before enrolling in Boston University's writing program. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her Family. While in India, Lahiri spoke Bengali, dressed in Indian clothing, and ate Indian food. These experiences made her understand her parents culture. "The Treatment of Bibi Haldar"
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