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The Namesake

The Namesake

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Language English
Binding Paperback
Publisher Harpercollins
When her grandmother learned of Ashima's pregnancy, she was particularly thrilled at the prospect of naming the family's first sahib. And so Ashima and Ashoke have agreed to put off the decision of what to name the baby until a letter comes?' For now, the label on his hospital cot reads simply BABY BOY GANGULI. But as time passes and still no letter arrives from , American bureaucracy takes over and demands that 'baby boy Ganguli' be given a name. In a panic, his father decides to nickname him 'Gogol' ? after his favourite writer. Brought up as an Indian in suburban , Gogol Ganguli soon finds himself itching to cast off his awkward name, just as he longs to leave behind the inherited values of his Bengali parents. And so he sets off on his own path through life, a path strewn with conflicting loyalties, love and loss? About The Author Jhumpa Lahiri was born 1967 in London, England, and raised in Rhode Island. She is a graduate of Barnard College, where she received a B.A. in English li ... See more
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  1.  Heart warming, great story telling. 24 January, 2012 On
    If you love story telling, then Jhumpa is the writer you should read.

    the book starts in very simple backdrop and shows the most simplest of problems in life. It makes you think at every point whether or not the protagonist is correct or not.

    it makes you take sides and sit and wonder the pain of the people in the book.

    Such a great book and not so bad movie made from it.. Must Read.
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