Jhumpa Lahiri (Author)
DescriptionHIS LIFE WAS FULL OF ACCIDENTS; IT STARTED WITH THE ACCIDENT TO HIS FATHER`S TRAIN. THAT ACCIDENT BESTOWED THE NAME GOGOL UPON HIM. THEY COULD NEVER KNOW THE NAME HIS GREAT GRANDMOTHER HAD SELECTED FOR HIM. HER LETTER WAS LOST DURING THE JOURNEY FROM KOLKATA TO CAMBRIDGE. HE HAD TO SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE. WHEN IT WAS TIME TO DECIDE ON HIS NAME, HIS FATHER REMEMBERED THE ACCIDENT WHICH WOULD HAVE KILLED HIM, BUT THE BOOK HAD SAVED HIM, GOGOL`S BOOK; HENCE HE WAS GIVEN THE NAME. BUT THIS VERY NAME HARASSED HIM FOR MANY YEARS. WHEN HE WAS QUITE OLD, HE CHANGED HIS NAME BUT STILL THE CONSEQUENCES ALWAYS ACCOMPANIED HIM, THROUGHOUT. WE NEVER KNOW OUR FUTURE. EVERYTHING HAPPENS ALL OF A SUDDEN. WE CANNOT PREPARE OURSELVES FOR THE HAPPENINGS. WE CARRY FORWARD THE BALANCE OF THESE PAST EVENTS AND LEAD OUR LIFE THROUGH THE FUTURE. WHEN WE TRY TO FIND OUT THE HIDDEN MEANINGS OF THE PAST, THEN WE REALIZE THAT LIFE IS FULL OF EVENTS WHICH SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED AT ALL OR WHICH HAVE A MEANING TO THEM OF WHICH WE ARE NEVER AWARE.
Mehta Publishing House
July 01, 2017
5.5 X 0.62 X 8.5 inches | 0.77 pounds
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About the Author
Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of four works of fiction: Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth, and The Lowland; and a work of nonfiction, In Other Words. She has received numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize; the PEN/Hemingway Award; the PEN/Malamud Award; the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award; the Premio Gregor von Rezzori; the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature; a 2014 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama; and the Premio Internazionale Viareggio-Versilia, for In altre parole.