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Offline fatema_diu

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Jhumpa Lahiri's Lowland
« on: December 23, 2013, 05:37:19 PM »
It is a wonderful book on India, partition, Naxalite movement and immigration. Specially the information aboiut the  Naxalite movemnt proves Lahiri's meticulousness as a writer. Do not miss the book.
The story focuses two brothers Udoyan and Shubash. First one, a revolutionary, was killed in Tollygonj, and the second one studied abroad and finally married his brother's widowed wife, Gauri.

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Re: Jhumpa Lahiri's Lowland
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2013, 02:29:36 PM »
Definitely.. I will read. Is it available everywhere?

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Re: Jhumpa Lahiri's Lowland
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013, 04:11:43 PM »
yes.. available in bookstores.
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Re: Jhumpa Lahiri's Lowland
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014, 11:51:00 AM »
Seems interesting. Thanks for sharing apu.
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Re: Jhumpa Lahiri's Lowland
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2014, 10:26:55 AM »
Thanks for sharing the information.I am a fan of Jhumpa Lahiri.

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Shamsi

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Re: Jhumpa Lahiri's Lowland
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2014, 03:31:27 PM »
Pardon me asking, what is 'Naxalite movement'? Is it similar to 'nakshal'?
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Re: Jhumpa Lahiri's Lowland
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 05:20:01 PM »
 yes, Nakshal, Naxal, Naxalite and Naksalvadi are cousin terms. All of them are basically used to refer to various Communist guerrilla groups in India.
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Re: Jhumpa Lahiri's Lowland
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2014, 11:51:20 AM »
the movement was popular even in south Bengal-Jessore, Narail, Kushtia......  . I have heard many true incidents of that time from my relatives. Some took place while the independence war was going.

Jhumpa Lahiri seemed non-sympathetic of the process but again sympathetic for the purpose of Nakshal Movement. reading the book I have learned -how much violent activities took place in India at that time.