International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Arts and Humanities | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023 | Rating: 4.8 / 10

Studying the Themes Present in Prominent Works of Jhumpa Lahiri

Raksha Raj Yadav

Abstract: Jhumpa Lahiri, a prominent contemporary writer, is known for her exploration of various themes that resonate deeply with readers. Her works delve into the complexities of cultural identity, the immigrant experience, family dynamics, and the search for belonging. In this abstract, we will examine the recurring themes in Lahiri?s writings and their significance in her body of work. One of the central themes in Lahiri?s works is the exploration of cultural identity. Being of Indian descent but raised in the United States, Lahiri intricately examines the challenges faced by her characters as they navigate the clash between their cultural heritage and the influences of the Western world. She delves into the complexities of assimilation, acculturation, and the longing for a sense of belonging. Through her characters? journeys, Lahiri sheds light on the intricacies of cultural identity and the quest for self-discovery.

Keywords: Prominent works, Jhumpa Lahiri, themes, cultural identity, immigrant experience, family dynamics, belonging, assimilation, acculturation, language barriers

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 650 - 655

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