Interpreter of maladies

I just finished reading ‘Interpreter of maladies’, the Pulitzer-winning book by Jhumpa Lahiri. I found it to be a wonderfully written book, definitely worth a read.

It contains nine short stories, most of them revolving around the Bengali community and their experiences outside India. All the stories are poignantly written. The narration is brilliant. The theme of the stories is a bit offbeat, but the description is so wonderfully done that one feels connected with the characters deeply. I could feel each emotion that each of the characters went through, while I was reading the book.

I left off reading ‘The namesake’ by Lahiri in between some time ago, and I think I am now prepared to continue it further. It’s up for reading as soon as I get back to Ahmedabad.



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8 responses to “Interpreter of maladies

  1. looks like you are reading a lot 🙂

  2. priyaiyer


    not really… more roaming than reading! 🙂

  3. Me yet to finish Intepreter 😦 More roaming than reading, me too!

    And a great header. You have an uncanny way of coming up with such pictures 🙂

    These lines of Frost immediately come to mind….
    The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    I have promises to keep,
    And miles to before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

    Somehow the picture seems so suited to these lines.


  4. priyaiyer


    do read the book. its wonderfully written. 🙂

    uncanny knack ellam onnum illai. i just surf for pictures randomly. 🙂

  5. U shld read Namesake. An amazing book 🙂

  6. priyaiyer


    i left off reading the namesake in between. guess its time to continue. 🙂

  7. Namesake book was excellent. The movie was damn good – some little deviations from the book but captured the essense. Dive fast for both !!!

  8. priyaiyer

    @vijay ganesh

    well, with so many recommendations coming in for ‘namesake’, i think i should pick it up for sure now, once again…

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