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10 Great Novels About the Immigrant Experience

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri The story is about love, respect but most of all about finding oneself. #indian #books


The Namesake: Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among the many other awards and honors it received were the New Yorker Debut of the Year award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the ...


The Namesake (2006) Gogol Ganguli (Kal Penn) is torn between his parents' (Irrfan Khan and Tabu) Indian traditions and his decidedly modern lifestyle, and frankly prefers for his friends to call him "Nick." But the true meaning of his name is a story that spans two continents -- and two generations. Based on Jhumpa Lahiri's best-selling novel, Mira Nair's coming-of-age drama explores first-generation Americans' delicate dance between culture and identity.


The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri

the namesake: poignant, powerful, beautifully written and immerses the reader in a culture that is unfamiliar and yet relatable.

The Namesake - Steven Parlato (2013) After his father's suicide, Evan feels that his entire life has been a lie. As he comes to terms with who his father really was and why he could not save him, Evan deals with shame, confusion and compassion.

Professor Rowena Ravenclaw was a Scottish witch, who lived in the early Middle Ages. Noted for her intelligence and creativity and regarded as one of the greatest witches of the age, Ravenclaw was one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry along with Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff and Salzar Slytherin, as well as the namesake of the Ravenclaw House. Ravenclaw was “beautiful yet slightly intimidating.” #hp