The Namesake - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

1971. After Ashoke finishes his studies at MIT and is offered a professorship at a college outside Boston, the Ganguli family moves. At first, they live in university housing, but soon decide to buy a home of their own. Ashima and Ashoke decide on a two-story colonial in a new subdivision. Gogol will have great memories of playing in the mud of the unfinished yard and chasing salamanders around the rocks. When Gogol is five, it is time to enroll him in kindergarten. Gogol is sick the first week because he does not want to go to school. Gogol's father has told him that he will be called by a new name at school. Since the grandmother's letter was lost, Ashoke finally took it upon himself to pick a name for his son. Ashoke picked Nikhil because it is a traditional Indian name and because it sounds similar...

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