Synopsis[ edit ] A Temporary Matter[ edit ] A married couple, Shukumar and Shoba, live as strangers in their house until an electrical outage brings them together when all of sudden "they [are] able to talk to each other again" in the four nights of darkness. From the point of view of Shukumar, we are given bits and pieces of memory which slowly gives insight into what has caused the distance in the marriage.
Early life[ edit ] R. Narayan was born in Madras now ChennaiBritish India. Narayan was the oldest of the sons; his younger brother Ramachandran later became an editor at Gemini Studiosand the youngest brother Laxman became a cartoonist. As his father's job entailed frequent transfers, Narayan spent a part of his childhood under the care of his maternal grandmother, Parvati.
The well-stocked library at the school, as well as his father's own, fed his reading habit, and he started writing as well. After completing high school, Narayan failed the university entrance examination and spent a year at home reading and writing; he subsequently passed the examination in and joined Maharaja College of Mysore.
It took Narayan four years to obtain his bachelor's degree, a year longer than usual.
After being persuaded by a friend that taking a master's degree M. Although the writing did not pay much his income for the first year was nine rupees and twelve annashe had a regular life and few needs, and his family and friends respected and supported his unorthodox choice of career.
Narayan with his wife Rajam, c. Despite many astrological and financial obstacles, Narayan managed to gain permission from the girl's father and married her. The publishers were thrilled to have a Brahmin Iyer in Narayan espousing their cause. The job brought him in contact with a wide variety of people and issues.
Greene recommended the book to his publisher, and it was finally published in Narayan's next novel The Bachelor of Artswas inspired in part by his experiences at college,  and dealt with the theme of a rebellious adolescent transitioning to a rather well-adjusted adult;  it was published by a different publisher, again at the recommendation of Greene.
His third novel, The Dark Room was about domestic disharmony,  showcasing the man as the oppressor and the woman as the victim within a marriage, and was published by yet another publisher; this book also received good reviews. InNarayan's father died, and Narayan was forced to accept a commission from the government of Mysore as he was not making any money.
The first book has Narayan focusing on the plight of students, punishments of caning in the classroom, and the associated shame. The concept of horoscope-matching in Hindu marriages and the emotional toll it levies on the bride and groom is covered in the second book.
In the third book, Narayan addresses the concept of a wife putting up with her husband's antics and attitudes. The bereavement brought about a significant change in his life and was the inspiration behind his next novel, The English Teacher.
However, the venture did not last long due to Narayan's inability to manage it, and it ceased publication within a year. In between, being cut off from England due to the war, Narayan started his own publishing company, naming it again Indian Thought Publications ; the publishing company was a success and is still active, now managed by his granddaughter.
His next effort, Mr. Sampathwas the first book exhibiting this modified approach. However, it still draws from some of his own experiences, particularly the aspect of starting his own journal; he also makes a marked movement away from his earlier novels by intermixing biographical events.
The woman, named Bharti, is a loose parody of Bharatithe personification of India and the focus of Gandhi's discourses. While the novel includes significant references to the Indian independence movementthe focus is on the life of the ordinary individual, narrated with Narayan's usual dose of irony.
While in the U. Next Sundaywas a collection of such conversational essays, and his first work to be published as a book. Also included in this collection was an essay about the writing of The Guide. The book was reviewed as having a narrative that is a classical art form of comedy, with delicate control.
He spent three weeks in AdelaideSydney and Melbourne giving lectures on Indian literature. The trip was funded by a fellowship from the Australian Writers' Group.Essay on Diasporic Narrative in Jhumpa Lahiri Thakur Ankita Project In English I 13 October Diasporic Narrative in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake Abstract Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake predominantly involves the collision between the two cultures American and Bengali.
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Take A+. Jumps Lair tries her best to portray the lifestyle of a very simple Bengali Family residing in abroad away from their homeland India in a simple yet elegant way. The main purpose. Nilanjana Sudeshna "Jhumpa" Lahiri (born on July 11, ) is an American author of Indian origin, known for her short-stories, novels and essays in English, "Postmodern Diasporic Sensibility: Rereading Jhumpa Lahiri's Oeuvre".
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Keywords: Diaspora, Cultural, Identity. INTRODUCTION Born in London, Lahiri moved to Rhode Island as a young child with her Bengali parents. This book is a study of the resurgence and re-imagination of feminist discourse on gender and sexuality in South Asia as told through its cinematic, literary, and social media narratives.