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Jhumpa Lahiri: Finding Roots

It should come as no surprise that the writer who penned The Namesake (2003), the story of an Indian family moving to New York and struggling to find an identity, has struggled with a lifelong identity crisis of her own. Nilanjana Sudeshna “Jhumpa” Lahiri was born on 11 July, 1967 in London (England), to a Bengali couple who had immigrated overseas. When she was only, her parents moved to the United States of America, where Lahiristarted school. Her nickname “Jhumpa”

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