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Interpreter of Maladies Study Guide

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Interpreter of Maladies study guide contains a biography of Jhumpa Lahiri, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis of each of the short stories.

The Interpreter of Maladies is a collection of nine short stories that explore themes of identity, the immigrant experience, cultural differences, love, and family. The characters are largely Indian or Indian-American and their stories together paint an evocative picture of India's diaspora.

In A Temporary Matter, an electrical outage forces married couple Shoba and Shukumar to confront their unspoken pain over the loss of a child. The darkness gives them a safe space to confess secrets. Shoba and Shukumar admit minor indiscretions in the beginning and lead up to nagging doubts about their marriage. In the end, Shoba admits she is moving out and Shukumar admits to holding his son after he died.

In When Mr. Pirzada Comes to Dinner, a young…

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Posted By aadil u #370731 at May 06, 2014 7:03 PM

boori ma- her daily routine

with respect to the story, areal durwan

Interpreter of Maladies | Answers: 1