Recommended Readings

Ragini Srinivasan, University of California, Berkeley


(Some) Critical Readings of Jhumpa Lahiri’s Fiction

Alfonso‐Forero, Ann Marie, “Immigrant Motherhood and Transnationality in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Fiction,” Literature Compass 4.3 (2007): 851-861.

Bahmanpour, Bahareh. “Female Subjects and Negotiating Identities in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies,” Studies in Literature and Language 1.6 (2010): 43-51.

Bandyopadhyay, Debarati, “Negotiating Borders of Culture Jhumpa Lahiri’s Fiction,” Journal of Literature, Culture and Media Studies 1.1 (2010).

Bhalla, Tamara. “Being (and Feeling) Gogol: Reading and Recognition in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake,” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the US 37.1 (2012): 105-129.

Bhardwaj, Ritu. “Identity and Diaspora in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake,Current Research in English Language and Literature 1.1 (2013): 11-14.

Brada, Williams, Noelle. “Reading Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies as a Short-Story Cycle,” MELUS 29.3-4, pp. 451-464, Autumn/Winter 2004.

Caesar, Judith. “American Spaces in the Fiction of Jhumpa Lahiri,” English Studies in Canada 31.3, pp. 50-68, August 2005.

–. “Gogol’s Namesake: Identity and Relationships in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake,” Atenea 27.1, pp. 103-119, June 2007.

Chakraborty, Mridula Nath. “Leaving No Remains: Death Among the Bengalis in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Fiction,” South Atlantic Quarterly 110.4, pp. 813-829, Fall 2011.

Chetty, Raj. “The Indian on the Bookshelf: Placing Jhumpa Lahiri in Contemporary American Literature,” South Asia and Its Others: Reading the Exotic (2009).

Dhingra, Lavina and Floyd Cheung, eds. Naming Jhumpa Lahiri: Canons and Controversies. Maryland: Lexington Books, 2012.

Friedman, Natalie. “From Hybrids to Tourists: Children of Immigrants in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake,” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 50.1 (2008): 111-128.

Heinze, Ruediger. “A Diasporic Overcoat? Naming and Affection in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake,” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 43.2 (2007): 191-202.

Hogue, W. Lawrence. “A Cosmopolitan Reading,” American Book Review 36.5 (2015): 8-9.

Koshy, Susan. “Minority Cosmopolitanism,” PMLA 126.3, pp. 592-609, May 2011.

–. “Neoliberal Family Matters,” American Literary History 25.2, pp. 344-380, 2013.

Kral, Françoise. “Shaky Ground and New Territorialities in Brick Lane by Monica Ali and The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri,” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 43.1 (2007): 65-76.

Mishra, Shubha. “The Identity Crisis—An Immigrant Experience as Reflected in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Novel The Namesake,” Indian Writings in English, </em>eds. Binod Mishra and Sanjay Kumar, New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers, 2006.

Munos, Delphine. After Melancholia: A Reappraisal of Second-Generation Diasporic Subjectivity in the Work of Jhumpa Lahiri. Vol. 169. Rodopi, 2013.

Rao, K. Narasimha, “Simulacra of Identity Interstices: The Select Fiction of Chitra Banerjee and Jhumpa Lahiri,” IUP Journal of English Studies 10.3 (2015): 7.

Reddy, Vanita. “Jhumpa Lahiri’s Feminist Cosmopolitics and the Transnational Beauty Assemblage,” Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 11.2 (2013): 29-59.

Sarangi, Jaydeep. “Bond without Bondage: Bharati Mukherjee and Jhumpa Lahiri,” Studies in Women Writers in English 2 (2004): 139.

Song, Min Hyoung. “The Children of 1965: Allegory, Postmodernism, and Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake,” Twentieth Century Literature (2007): 345-370.

Srinivasan, Ragini T. “Lahiri, High and Low,” Public Books, January 20, 2014. Available from <>

Srivastava, Ramesh K. “Comic Touches in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies: Stories of Bengal, Boston and Beyond,” New Perspectives on Indian English Writings (2007): 16.

Williams, Laura Anh. “Foodways and Subjectivity in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies,” Melus (2007): 69-79.


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