The Namesake

The Namesake - The 'Namesake' was the first Jhumpa Lahiri novel I'd read and was quite mesmerized by her style of writing. Let me not forget to mention that it was the movie starring 2 of my favorite actors - Tabu & Irfan Khan that I'd watched first whence I came to know about the novel. So, of course I had to read it. 'In The Namesake, Lahiri enriches the themes that made her collection an international bestseller: the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and, most poignantly, the tangled ties between generations. Here again Lahiri displays her deft touch for the perfect detail -- the fleeting moment, the turn of phrase -- that opens whole worlds of emotion.' - I couldn't really have agreed more.