Gogol, sonia, and later moushumi then represent the next generation of immigrants, the first american-born generation, for whom assimilation—the process of adapting to american culture—comes much more naturally the ganguli children grow up speaking english natively, unlike their parents, and are much more. Issn 2321-9432 vol-1 issue 1 oct- 2013 page 2 diasporic experiences in jhumpa lahiri's the namesake -pandurang narayan gore clash between two cultures and generations gogol's search for personal identity is the major aspect of the novel, the namesake gogol is not teased over his. Struggling with themes such as identity in jhumpa lahiriâ€™s the namesake weâ€™ve got the gogol, in particular, is torn between two cultures – the indian traditions of his parents and the mainstream american culture in which he grows up each character faces a choice: should i assimilate into american culture. There is nobody in this whole country that we are related towe were clutching at a world that was never fully with us2 in the namesake lahiri enriches the themes that made her collection an international best seller: the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and most poignantly, the. Lineage jhumpa lahiri, a daughter of an immigrant is one of the postcolonial writers who faced clashes between two cultures in the namesake, lahiri presents the character of ashoke and ashima where they feel nostalgia as they migrate to a new land and these are the recurrent themes in the diasporic writings of the. Namesake the object of the study is the namesake novel by jhumpa lahiri it used sociological approach this study belongs to qualitative research in this keyword: racial, prejudice, assimilation, america, the namesake, sociological cultural themes as her pulitzer prize-winning short story collection interpreter of. V o l 2, 2 0 1 1 cultural identity and diaspora in jhumpa lahiri's the namesake iffat sharmin senior lecturer department of english east west university namesake as ashima's (gogol's mother) water breaks, she calls out to ashoke, her husband however, she does not use his name because this would not be.
Between two cultures – indian and western in many ways the namesake lives up to the expectations that were built around the success of her brilliant short stories it is an evocative and deeply felt portrayal of family life and the complexity of relationships, the difficult process of trying to assimilate into a new culture and. Jhumpa lahiri's debut novel the namesake (2003) presents the theme of cultural determination and resourcefulness paved the way for easy assimilation into a foreign culture as her son gogol's failed man-iage with moushumi has become hopeless ashima in the namesake displays that her strength of character. In jhumpa lahiri's the namesake 1 liviu augustin chifane 2 abstract the work of the pulitzer prize winner jhumpa lahiri has been referred to as a solid keywords: otherness, immigrant literature, intertextuality, cultural identity, duality cultural their identity in the process of assimilation into the american society.
This novel, the namesake by jhumpa lahiri, takes readers on the journey of immigrants settling in a new country the novel starts off with ashima ganguli identity formation and assimilation of ashima and gogol in the united states - forming a new identity in a foreign country is not an easy task immigrants usually face. In the namesake, gogol's parents 2 writers of the indian diaspora in english literature, as a product of culture becomes the source by which we would be awoken about the global scenario and multiculturalism struggle to acculturate in the namesake: a comment on jhumpa lahiri's work as diaspora literature.
Analysis of immigrant identity in jasmine 2 of her life in america (kung 2009) in her first novel the namesake (2003) lahiri presents a story of a boy born to an indian family in the united states the novel interpretation but i personally feel that the two cultures would construct an identity of their. By contrast, neither gogol or moushumi in lahiri's the namesake has trouble getting into a good american school and becoming a respectable professional discuss how their equally complicated problems in assimilating in other aspects of social life lead to their decision to marry and the break-up of the. During the process, some characters from jhumpa lahiri's the namesake either create or deny the bond with their own culture some undergo conflicts ashima and gogol are facing the same process of integrating into two totally different cultures but maintain different levels in assimilating and forming american identities.
By contrast, neither gogol or moushumi in lahiri's the namesake has trouble getting into a good american school and becoming a respectable professional they have equally complicated problems in assimilating in other aspects of social life lead to their decision to marry and the break-up of the marriage. Nilanjana sudeshna, who is well known as jhumpa lahiri, is one of the second generation immigrants in the usa and acknowledged as one of the women writers in concentrates on the cultural dilemmas of displacement, acculturation in their attempt to syncretise the two gogol makes many attempts at assimilating.
Gogol begins to assimilate to analyze how the flores 2 fiction writers who relate the analysis of specialists in social and cultural themes to the depiction of the situation of immigrants help us gain a new insight on these issues and a to the construction of cultural identity in the novel the namesake, by jhumpa lahiri,. 2 issue ii cross-cultural identity: a critical analysis of jhumpa lahiri's namesake aneyes ul islam phd research scholar 2 issue ii according to stuart hall, can be defined in two different ways: one, the shared culture, “a sort of collective 'one true self', hiding inside the many other, more superficial. Immigrants that arrived in the usa in the 1960s, as depicted in jhumpa lahiri's realistic novel the namesake acculturation – the change of cultural patterns ( values, norms, ideas, religious beliefs) to those of the host society 2 structural assimilation – full entry into the social network of institutions and groups of the. We first meet ashima and ashoke ganguli in calcutta, india, where they enter into an arranged marriage, just as their culture would expect ashoke is a professor in the united states and takes his bride to this foreign country where they try to assimilate into american life, while still maintaining their distinctly bengali identities.