The Namesake Summary
Jhumpa Lahiri

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

  • The Namesake Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 The Namesake Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

The Namesake Overview

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel that follows the Ganguli family from their lives in Calcutta through their journey to America. Ashima and Ashoke have a son named Gogol who eventually enters a graduate program in New York to study architecture. Gogol struggles with his identity as he attempts to juggle his heritage with the culture of his new country. After going through a divorce with an Indian woman, he is finally able to find peace with himself.

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