ANALYSIS OF THE CHARACTER GAURI IN JHUMPA LAHIRI’S “THE LOWLAND”

Authors

  • B.Magdalinesreeja Josephin M.Phil English literature Sourashtra College Madurai-625004

Abstract

In JhumpaLahiri’sGauri, we discover essayed a fancyneverthelessstunning portrayal of a contemporarygirl with issues that ar relevant within the modern times wherever gender differencemoreover as displacement and dislocation because ofeconomic processasprevailing phenomena’s.  Symbolically named (because of the Indian legendaryaffiliation of Gauri being the word for the deity of Power) Gauri becomes a powerful character in whom we tend to see threevarieties of struggle-of self, gender and nation that get highlighted as she tries to flee stereotypes.  She identifies with neither and is during a constant quest to search out her own self that she feels is suppressed. Zizek’s conception of Nation as a “Thing” justifies or helps one perceive this wishful thinker nature of characters appreciate hers World Health Organizationne'erappear to mix in, that is after all their need. Her the Diasporic question of assimilation is additionally interrogated.

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Published

2018-07-10

How to Cite

Josephin, B. (2018). ANALYSIS OF THE CHARACTER GAURI IN JHUMPA LAHIRI’S “THE LOWLAND”. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 6(7), 7. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/4304