Lahiri, Jhumpa

About Jhumpa Lahiri


Voices from the Gaps: Bibliography (primary and secondary literature, translations, reviews) , plus biography/article/criticism

Barnes & Noble: Biography

Emory University (Atlanta): Rather detailed biography, plus article on Interpreter of Maladies, excerpts from reviews a short biography

Rediff on the Net (1999, August 23 and June 19): Interviews/articles on road to success, immigrant experience



Myerson, Julie. What's in a Name? (Rev. of The Namesake). Guardian, 2004 (January 17).

Hussein, Aamer. A Passage From Paneer to Pecorino (Rev. of The Namesake). The Independent, 2004 (January 9).

Brace, Marianne. New York - City of Opportunity and Polyester Saris (Rev. of The Namesake). The Independent, 2003 (December 28).

Kakutani, Michiko. Books of the Times: Liking America, But Longing for India (Rev. of Interpreter of Maladies). New York Times, 1999 (August 6).

Kakutani, Michiko. Books of the Times: From Calcutta to Suburbia: A Family's Perplexing Journey (Rev. of The Namesake). New York Times, 2003 (September 3).

Metcalf, Stephen. Out of the Overcoat (Rev. of The Namesake). New York Times, 2003 (September 28).

Gipe, Nicholas. Themes of Marriage and Tradition (Rev. of Interpreter of Maladies). Voices from the Gaps (University of Minnesota), 2005.

Greco, Lindsay. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. Voices from the Gaps (University of Minnesota), 2005.

Edwards, Jami. Rev. of Interpreter of Maladies. Bookreporter, no date given.

Caldwell, Gail. Boy, Interrupted (Rev. of The Namesake). The Boston Globe, 2003 (Sept 14).

Guckenberger, Katherine. Translation (Rev. of Interprter of Maladies). The Boston Phoenix, 1999 (June 10-17).

Hanna, Julia. Lahiri Returns with a Novel (Rev. of The Namesake). The Boston Phoenix, 2003 (Sept 12-18).

Grossinger, Harvey. What's in a Name? (Rev. of The Namesake). Houston Chronicle, 2003 (December 28).

Basu, Anja. The Great Divide (Rev. of Interpreter of Maladies). Online journal Gowanus, 1999.

Ramnarayan, Gowri. Jhumpa Lahiri: Elegant outsider (Rev. of Interpreter of Maladies). The Hindu, 2000 (April 16).

Wallia, C.J.S & McCurdy, Amy. 2 Reviews of Interpreter of Maladies. IndiaStar Review of Books, no date given.

Singh, Vir. Hark, The Inner Drums. OutlookIndia, 1999 (June 14).

Kumar, Amitava. Gogol Versus Ganguli. OutlookIndia, 2003 (October 20).

Gillen, C.J. A Vermeer Word Painting. OutlookIndia, 2003 (October 9).

Taylor, Charles. Interpreter of Maladies. Salon, 1999 (July 27).

Kipen, David. An Indian Immigrant's Son Who Is Neither Here Nor There (Rev. of The Namesake). San Francisco Chronicle, 2003 (September 14).

Kipen, David. Interpreting Indian Culture With Stories (Rev. of Interpreter of Maladies). San Francisco Chronicle, 1999 (June 24).

Champeon, Kenneth. Exiles of the World Unite (Rev. of Interpreter of Maladies)., 2001 (March 26).

Kain, Vennila nr. Rev. of The Namesake. A Gathering of the Tribes, no date given.

Nayar, Aruti. An Interpreter of Exile. The Sunday Tribune (Spectrum), 2000 (May 28).

Nayar, Aruti. A Story Told with Sensitivity and Subtlety (Rev. of The Namesake). The Sunday Tribune (Spectrum), 2003 (October 5).



Mudge, Alden. Family Values: Lahiri probes the immigrant identity in her first novel. Bookpage, 2003.

Dodero, Camille. Culture Clash. The Boston Phoenix, 2003 (Sept 12-18).

Bahadur, Baiutra. 20 Questions - Jhumpa Lahiri. 1999 (Sept 16-23).

No interviewer given. Press Release: The Namesake. Houghton Mifflin, 2003.

No author given. Reader's Guide: Interpreter of Maladies. Houghton Mifflin, 2010.

Roy-Chowdhury, Sandip. Interpreter of the Second Generation. India Currents, 2003 (November 3).

Reddy, Sheela. "It was just a natural, very exciting decision". OutlookIndia, 2001 (January 22).

Brown, Jeffrey. The Namesake. Broadcasting station PBS (USA), 2003 (October 16)

Farnsworth, Elizabeth. Pulitzer Prize Winner-Fiction. Broadcasting station PBS (USA), 2000 (April 12).

Aguiar, Arun. Interview with Jhumpa Lahiri. Pif Magazine, 1999 (August 1).

Patel, Vibhuti. Maladies of Belonging. Newsweek International, 1999 (September 20).

Burns, Carole. Off the Page: Jhumpa Lahiri (transcript of online discussion). Washington Post, 2003 (October 7). 



Leopold, Todd. Adrift Between Worlds. CNN, 2003 (October 3).

Gipe, Nicholas et al. Jhumpa Lahiri. Voices from the Gaps (University of Minnesota), 2005.

Jin, Elizabeth. Food as a Marker of Cultural Duality in Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies. Undergraduate Journal Deluge (Penn State University), 2004 (Vol. 2 No. 1).

Choubey, Asha. Food as Metaphor in Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies. (National University of Singapore), no date given.

Zinia, Mitra. The Art of Jhumpa Lahiri. Indian Online Network Sulekha, 2004 (December 4).

Wiltz, Teresa. The Writer who Began with a Hyphen. Washington Post, 2003 (October 8).

Writings by Lahiri






Felde, Kitty. First Fiction: Novelist Jhumpa Lahiri. Radio KPCC (California), 2003 (October 1). - 14-minute audio clip on The Namesake, names, reading from it, on becoming a writer, family

Silverblatt, Michael. Bookworm with Jhumpa Lahiri. KCRW Radio, 2004. - 29min audio clip, very personal, very detailed interview/conversation

"Fresh Air from WHYY". Jhumpa Lahiri. Broadcasting Station NPR, 2003. - 19min audio clip, personal, detailed interview on "The Namesake", Lahiri reading from it

Ashbrook, Tom. Jhumpa Lahiri. Broadcasting Station NPR, 2003 (September 12). - 5-min clip, Lahiri on The Namesake, reading from it, explaining background




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