Discuss how the "telling game" was used to further both the plot and the themes of "A Temporary Matter."
How is the baby in "A Temporary Matter" a metaphor for the marriage of Shoba and Shukumar?
What commentary on American life is Lahiri making through the plots and characters of her collection of stories?
Feeling like an outsider is a recurring theme in the stories. Discuss this theme and how is shown using aspects of three or more of the stories in The Interpreter of Maladies.
Many of the character in The Interpreter of Maladies has a misconception about someone that leads to unhappiness or harm. Discuss this theme using several of the characters and circumstances from the stories.
Discuss the theme of individuals in warring countries growing closer while their governments grow apart in "When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine."
Discuss how each story contains a character...
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