April 3, 2010

Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri

This is a book of short stories and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Jhumpa Lahiri tells stories mostly about first and second generation Indians in the US.

The Temporary Matter: This is a story about a week in the life of a couple. This is the week with an hour of power cut. It talks about how they avoid each other after the loss of their child to stillbirth. Coincidentally they start a game to go along with the power cut. Through this game we come to know of their pasts, their emotions and an unexpected climax.

When Mr. Pirzada Came To Dine: This is the story of a man separated from his family during the time Bangladesh was becoming independent from Pakistan.

Overall a good book dealing with complex emotions in a simple language.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am not sure what you are trying to achive through this blog. All that one can find is a rather juvenile rendition of the books that you have read.

mohit said...

Must be an enjoyable read Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by "to read" list.