Gogol's identity throughout namesake, gogol ganguli struggles with his identity being both indian and american although he tended to stray far away from anything bengali, his deeply rooted culture never faded away after his father's death, gogol gradually returned to his indian traditions he takes care. Identity formation is the development of one's distinctive personality due to particular reasons such as new environment, new culture and conflicts during the process, some characters from jhumpa lahiri's the namesake either create or deny the bond with their own culture some undergo conflicts among generations. In the namesake, identity is illustrated by intensely examining the importance of ones background, name and culture the main characters in the story try to uncover the reasoning behind their lineage, which they belive will lead to discovering the answer destiny in life playing on this belief the ganguli's sustain the element. Lahiri's novel the namesake, this paper suggests that the problems described and their critical reception can be seen to reflect more substantial problems permeating contemporary discussions around so‐called immigrant or diasporic literature and culture, and wider debates around multiculturalism and identity politics. On may 15, 2017 parthiv p kidangoor published: cultural delineation and identity crisis in jhumpa lahiri's the namesake. Koskinen, nina: ”who am i”: immigrant identity in bharati mukherjee's jasmine and jhumpa lahiri's the namesake pro gradu -tutkielma, 59-sivua toukokuu 2014 pro gradu -tutkielmassani tutkin maahanmuuttajaidentiteettiä bharati mukherjeen romaanissa jasmine (1989) sekä jhumpa lahirin. And diaspora writer she has written on the indian diaspora and narrated stories that reveal the inconsistency of the concept of identity and cultural difference in the space of diaspora in her works key words: origin, diaspora, identity, transnational, multiculturalism i dislocation: since inception man has always tried. The three most important aspects of the namesake: the first important aspect of the namesake is its exploration of bengali american identity each ganguli family member struggles to understand how to reconcile life in america with bengali culture and heritage this struggle is most obvious in gogol, who tries to escape.
In the namesake, everybody is just a little bit lost or a lot lost, frankly practically every character struggles with his or her identity, because practically every character feels the tug and pull of different cultures, different traditions, and different dreams gogol, in particular, is torn between two cultures – the indian traditions of. But through a series of misadventures, gogol is what sticks and this neither- american-nor-indian title comes to stand for his struggle with identity, culture and everything in between i expected to dislike the namesake the lauded the interpreter of maladies was well-written but failed to make any kind of lasting impression. Read with an understanding of the significance of the gogol story, however, the novel is much more clearly an elucidation of the causes and meaning of that confusion, which comes not only from having a multiple cultural identity, but from some of the ways in which people in modern american society tend to view identity.
Understanding of its governing forces viz socio-economic factors, culture, milieu etc so as to arrive at any recognizable undercurrents of culture and traditions, stick to the natal bonds and cultural identity in foreign lands jhumpa lahiri's novel the namesake celebrates the cultural hybridity resulting from globalization. The largely homogenous culture in the family, as we observe in the novel, gives way to a heterogeneous one, leading to differences of opinion and a complex pattern of relationship the namesake is a narrative of how gogol ganguli attains his identity and self-realization through his negotiation with different spaces. Abstract jhumpa lahiri faithfully depicted identity crisis of the first and second generation expatriates in her first novel the namesake this crisis is dealt through immigrant's families and their internal and socio-cultural relations with the people of the foreign country it deals with the cultural identity crisis which is faced by.
Like the best-selling novel it's based on, the namesake chronicles two generations of an indian immigrant family with compelling flow as the gangulis' births, marriages and funerals become a steady stream, we realize the currents affecting their lives are not so different from those shaping ours. Introduction the word diaspora got the meaning to scatter it gives the sense of diversity, amalgamation of different cultures and heritage alienation, topographical shifting, hybridity, transnationalism, cultural transaction fluid identity and as a whole identity crisis in the novel the namesake jhumpa lahiri has been.
Diasporic identity and journey in jhumpa lahiri's the namesake barnali dutta in the present era of transnational migration, the flow of the people among the different countries, convergence of the heterogeneous cultures, creolization of languages and hybridization of identities have broken the concept of. The namesake illustrates several elements of transition that are common to the stories of immigrant families and their children as shown in the film, the first generation connects with their cultural identity and roots to a far greater degree and density than their children do the second generation exists. The population of the indian diaspora is estimated to be about twenty million, living in different countries and speaking various languages (jayaram 2004:16) interestingly, their indian origin gives them their common identity, their consciousness of cultural heritage, and their deep attachment to india ( chaturvedi 2005:141.
With questions of identity, and the impact of this is palpable in the namesake in this 2003 bestseller by the pulitzer-prize-winning author, two generations of a bengali-american family in massachusetts struggle between new and old, assimilation and cultural preservation, striving toward the future and longing for the past. Abstract “the greatest journeys are the ones that bring you home” jumpa lahiri the namesake the clash of cultures takes place when people belonging to one nation move to another in search of greener pastures this cultural blending, intermingling, leading to identity crisis has given birth to several best sellers. Cultural identity is a crucial theme in lahiri's the namesake the main character, gogol, is an american born of indian parents soon after they have settled as a married couple in massachusetts his parents, ashima and ashoke, adapt to the us on different timelines ashoke is more comfortable, as he has a job at the. Bhatnagar 1 diasporic consciousness: cultural identity in the namesake and the lowland “ all diasporas are unhappy, but every diaspora is unhappy in its own way diaspora refers to people who do not feel comfortable with their non- hyphenated identities as indicated on their passportthey are precariously lodged.