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She later moved to South Kingston, Rhode Island Graduated from Barnard College
Graduated from Boston University
Masters in English, creative writing and comparative literature Schooling Because Lahiri was a second generation immigrant, and her parents still called India home, she felt slightly isolated, an outsider, in the US.
Lahiri uses her own personal life as a map for her novel The Namesake, and likes to clash American beliefs with Indian tradition. Life in Writing Her first work, Interpreter of Maladies, is a collection of short stories that relates to the immigrant experience. It won her a Pulitzer Prize.
The Namesake, turned into a movie, is Lahiri's first novel.
Her most recent book is called Unaccustomed Earth, another collection of short stories.
A lot of Lahiri's work deals with the immigrant experience and clash of cultures. WORKS Interpreter of Maladies: collection of short stories: A Temporary Matter
When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine
Interpreter of Maladies
A Real Durwan
This Blessed House
The Treatment of Bibi Haldar
The Third and Final Continent Mr. and Mrs. Das, two parents who cannot keep control of their children meet their tour guide, Mr. Kapasi.
As they drive to the Sun Temple, their children Tina, Bobby and Ronny frequently complain and do mischievous things.
Mr. Kapasi tells stories and realizes that Ms. Das is interested.
Ms. Das, with no one else to talk to, tells her life story to Mr. Kapasi and expects him to fix all her problems. Quick summary :THE INTERPRETER OF MALADIES (short story) The title of the short story is also the title of the novel since "Interpreter of Maladies" tells about relationships, and all the short stories in the collection relate in some way to relationships. In this story itself, the title relates to how Mr.Kapasi tries to interpret the difficulties of Mrs.Das. She believes that because Mr.Kapasi is literally an interpreter of maladies, he can help her with her problems regarding her past affair, and also give her advice. TITLE: The setting for this story takes place in India, which is significant since it relates back to the idea of diaspora that's prevalent throughout the entire collection of stories. Mr. and Mrs. Das are Indian; however, they were born in America. Since they aren't native born, Mr. and Mrs. Das are unfamiliar with the customs of India. So whenever they come to India, they're more like tourists than they are natives. SETTING: CHARACTER RELATIONSHIP Mr. and Mrs. Das, Mrs Das and Mr. Kapasi:
The significance of the failure of the Das' relationship is because of how their relationship came to be. Since they had an arranged marriage and were forced to be together, they're love started to fade, and they no longer felt how they did before when they were in high school.
The relationship between Mrs. Das and Mr. Kapasi involves Mrs. Das taking advantage of Mr. Kapasi; she's just using him so he can solve all of her problems. When Mr. Kapasi does offer his thoughts on the matter, Mrs. Das can't handle the truth and disregards his opinion. People can't be forced to love each other just by being put together for a long time.
You can't rely on other people to solve all your problems; they're you're problems, so you should be the one to solve them. If you don't, you might not like the answer you get. SOFIA CASTELLI
2 sc B CHARACTERS Mr and Mrs. Das and their three children
Mr. Kapasi "The family looked Indian but dressed as foreigners did..." QUESTIONS: When and where was Jhumpa Lahiri born?
Where did she graduate?
What prizes has she won?
Which themes does Jhumpa use in her short stories?
what is the meaning of the title?
Who are the most important characters?
Where is the story set?
What is the relationship between Mrs. Das and Mr. Kapasi? THE END