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The Namesake

by Jhumpa lahiri
Edition statement:1st ed. Published by : Flamingo Physical details: 291 ISBN: 0007173032 paperback. Subject(s): Indian Writing in English Year: 2003
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For now, the label on his hospital cot reads simply BABY BOY GANGULI. But as time passes and still no letter arrives from India, American bureaucracy takes over and demands that the boy be given a name. In a panic, his father decides to nickname him Gogol after his favourite writer. Brought up as an Indian in suburban America, Gogol Ganguli soon finds himself itching to cast off his awkward name, just as he longs to leave behind the inherited values of his Bengali Parents.

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