Jhumpa Lahiri: Critical Perspectives
Edited by  Nigamananda Das

This volume examines the craft and concerns of the Indian American fictionist Jhumpa Lahiri. Nuances of human relationships (largely under diasporic tensions), longing and nostalgia for the homeland, alienation and marginality in the host country, ‘difficulties of existence’ in various processes of hybridization, layered communication in chronological narrativity are some of the many aspects of Lahiri’s writing interrogated in this volume. In addition to two general essays on her art and two interviews with her, the anthology carries a large number of close critical studies of Lahiri’s widely acclaimed books, Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake, from varied yet inter-related points of view.


Nigamananda Das teaches in the Department of English, Nagaland Central University, Kohima. He has authored several books including The Poetry of Jayanta Mahapatra: Imagery and Vision, and edited the Contemporary Indian Writing in English: Trends, Concepts and Techniques. Areas of his interest include Contemporary Theory, ELT, Translation Studies and Postcolonial Literature.

Contributors :
Jaydeep Chakrabarty, Raji Narasimhan, Himadri Lahiri, Reetamoni Narzary, Binda Sah, Buddhadeb Roychoudhury, Zinia Mitra, Shahnawaz Begum, Mansing G. Kadam, Bhagabat Nayak, Krushna Chandra Mishra, Arun Aguiar.
ISBN 81-85753-87-3            2012           184 pp           Rs. 550 (hb)