The Tribune Spectrum
Sunday, May 28, 2000

Jhumpa Lahiri
An Interpreter of Exile

Jhumpa LahiriBorn to Indian parents and brought up largely in America, Lahiri negotiates the dilemmas of the cultural spaces lying across the continents with a master’s touch. Though endowed with a distinct universal appeal, her stories do bring out rather successfully the predicament of the Indians who trapeze between and across two traditions, one inherited and left behind, and the other, encountered but not necessarily assimilated, says Aruti Nayar.

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