Wednesday, November 5 2008
At the intersection of works on nationalism, cultural identity, and Sri Lankan history, stands this humble book -- part family history, part war memoir.
Wednesday, May 7 2008
Lahiri often confuses size with scope, hoping that by making her stories long they will achieve some sort of literary heft.
Wednesday, March 21 2007
With The Namesake, based on Jhumpa Lahiri's popular novel, Mira Nair has found an ideal subject -- a family full of complex characters who spend their lives traversing traditions and expectations.
Monday, March 12 2007
Attentive to surfaces as well as nuances, Mira Nair's adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel, The Namesake, is about legacies and responsibilities, ambitions and dislocations.