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Gender Roles In Unaccustomed Earth By Lahiri

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their son’s nickname, Gogol, becomes his official birth name, an event that will shape many aspects of his life in years to come. The Lowland is the second novel by Lahiri which was published by Alfred A. Knopf and Random House in 2013. This novel is about the years behind to two brothers who come of age in the 1950 and 60s in the city of Calcutta. When one of the brothers become involved in the Naxalite movement in the late 1960s, both of their life path diverged and one of them goes to the United States and the other one stays behind to take part in the movement. This book is about the consequences of each of their choice. Unaccustomed Earth is a second collection of short stories of Lahiri. It is about three generations and their relationship between the three, the father, his daughter, Ruma and her son Akash. The father is a retired and also a recent widower, visits his daughter’s new home in the suburbs of Seattle. The story explores some of the difficult gender roles in America, such as Ruma’s decision to leave her successful legal career to…show more content…
The first story of the nine collections, A Temporary Matter which is about the childless couple Shoba and Shukumar, living at Boston in America both are belongs to Indian origin. In this story, Lahiri talks about the sufferings of immigrants throughout the story. The darkness is actually helps them to be more honest with each other, especially they make it into a game in the dark. The husband thinks the game is making them to close. However, Shoba surprises Shukumar and she tells him at the end that she has wanted to leave from him. The husband reveals something incredibly cruel to the wife about their still born child. During that, they are cry together about their lost baby and lost
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