The Namesake Summary
Jhumpa Lahiri

Everything you need to understand or teach The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.

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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
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The Namesake Summary

The Namesake is a novel by Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri. The novel follows the life of Gogol Ganguli from birth until middle age, chronicling his struggle to discover who he is as a second-generation immigrant. Gogol struggles, first with his unusual name and later with the traditions his parents insist on upholding that embarrass Gogol in front of his American friends. However, as Gogol grows older, he comes to appreciate what...

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