Isolated Voices in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies

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https://doi.org/10.53032/tcl.2021.6.4.17

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Immigration, Assimilation, Melting Pot, Communication Barriers

Abstract

People living all over the world belong to different religions, follow different cultures and speak different languages. If people of one nation go to another nation for their livelihood or education, they have to adapt themselves to the changing situations and places lest they should experience untold sufferings. Life throws all a lot of challenges, both simple and complicated, and it is up to all to rise and perform, take decisions that can be sometimes satisfying, and sometimes disturbing, and walk through it as if none were affected by it. It is not an easy thing to do. It is never easy to answer his heart as the questions surface and resurfaces time and again. Life is not a bed of roses to live easily. Lahiri is an Indian by birth but she has America as her permanent dwelling place. Hence, she has faced a lot of problems as an immigrant which she tries to show in her work. Hers are perfectly placed words lining themselves into elegant sentences whose subject matter: family, mothers and daughters, assimilation, alcoholism, children, marital love and touch us all.

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2021-10-30

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Ms. S. Poornima. (2021). Isolated Voices in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies. The Creative Launcher, 6(4), 107–111. https://doi.org/10.53032/tcl.2021.6.4.17

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