Interpreter of Maladies: Stories of Love, Loss, and Belonging

Stories of people who try to navigate a new world in Boston and the Indian identity they have inherited

Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies is a collection of short stories about families in Bengal, Boston and Beyond. And it won Lahiri the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2000. The stories chronicle lives of people who try to navigate a new world in Boston and the Indian identity they have inherited. Lahiri’s characters are crafted with compassion. Lahiri is a master storyteller. She writes with uncommon elegance. They offer refuge to anyone who has ever felt to be on the outsides of the society, or in exile.

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Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian American novelist, short-story writer and translator whose works examine the immigrant experience of Indian immigrants. A recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Lahiri taught creative writing at Boston University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Much of her short fiction concerns the lives of Indian-Americans, particularly Bengalis. he has been a professor of creative writing at Princeton University since 2015.