Author(s): Aasif Ahmad

Email(s): asifpeer343@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/2321-5828.2023.00040   

Address: Aasif Ahmad
Research Scholar, APS University, Rewa (M.P), India.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 14,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2023


ABSTRACT:
This paper deals with the feeling of alienation and struggle for emotional evolvement in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake. It depicts the struggle between the homeland and the host land. It discusses an immigrant’s experience in a new land and the problem of assimilation. This paper highlights the alienation, sufferings and the emotional evolution of Lahiri’s characters in The Namesake. Alienation is an unavoidable aspect of modern life. Nevertheless, it is as old as human beings themselves. Alienation and loss of identity are some of the predicaments from which immigrants suffer. The intellectuals and authors have tried to represent these feelings in diverse ways in diverse writings all over the world. Jhumpa Lahiri, a child of immigrants, has experienced the feeling of alienation at a very early age. Lahiri lays down certain types of alienation through her characters’ lives adventures. Characters from The Namesake show some certain symptoms of having experienced the feeling of alienation in various forms. Ashima experienced emotional pain at a heightened level, a pain caused by loneliness, lack of familial support, apart and isolated. She and her husband make every endeavour to keep their children intact with their ancestry. To avoid emotional pain the expatriates must always prefer for propinquity, connectedness and strong emotional bonds. The main interest of this article is to examine the theme of alienation, sufferings of alienated people and struggle for emotional evolvement and how it is manifested itself in Jhumpa Lahiri’s the Namesake.


Cite this article:
Aasif Ahmad. Alienation and Struggle for Emotional Evolvement in Jhumpa Lahiri’s the Namesake. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2023; 14(4):197-9. doi: 10.52711/2321-5828.2023.00040

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Aasif Ahmad. Alienation and Struggle for Emotional Evolvement in Jhumpa Lahiri’s the Namesake. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2023; 14(4):197-9. doi: 10.52711/2321-5828.2023.00040   Available on: https://rjhssonline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-14-4-7


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