|Sunday, May 28, 2000
An Interpreter of Exile
to Indian parents and brought up largely in America,
Lahiri negotiates the dilemmas of the cultural spaces
lying across the continents with a masters 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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