Key words- Cultural conflict, Second Generation, DividedIdentity, Social Invisibility, Name.
A society’s culture defines how its members communicate and cooperate with each other. It’s reflects learned behaviours. The basic elements of culture are social structure, language, communication, religion, and values. Basic to every society is its social structure, the whole background that bounds the roles of individuals within the culture, and individual’sliberty of movement within the society.
The quest for cultural identity arises in Lahiri’s writings. India has no single culture, besides many cultures have crossed and blended here, and produced a hybridity in India which makes it unique. The Indian cultural identity has acquired a diverse structure by modern generation. Culture mirrors learned conduct that is spread from one member of a society to another. Some elements of culture are briefed from one group to a...
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...s and many more things never ends till they are alive.
• Lahiri, Jhumpa. The Namesake. New Delhi: Harper Collins Publishers Ltd., 2007.
• Chaudhary, Sandeep Roy. “A Conversation with Jhumpa Lahiri: Interpreter of the Second Generation” in 2007 Seattle Reads: The Namesake by JhumpaLahiri.Washington: The Seattle Public Library& Foundation, Nov.3, 2003.
http:// www.spl.org/Documents/audiences/adults/Seattle Reads/2007-Namesake_Toolbox.pdf
• Caesar, Judith. "Gogol's Namesake: Identity and Relationships in Jhumpa Lahiri's TheNamesake." Atenea 27.1 (June 2007): 103-119. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 282. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Literature Resource Center. http://www.aadl.org/research/browse/books
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