Wednesday, March 08, 2006

An Eloquent Description Of A Bi-Cultural Life

I am a huge fan of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri. This Indian-American woman has written with great passion and eloquence in the March 6 edition of Newsweek - an issue devoted to India's emerging role of influence in the world.

In her collection of short stories, "Interpreter of Maladies," and in her novel, "Namesake," she examines the Indian-America experience through a variety of lenses. In the Newsweek essay, she takes us inside her own journey of growing up "hyphenated."

It is a thoughtful and evocative piece.

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