Jhumpa Lahiri’s “A Temporary Matter”: A Novel Illustration of Diasporic Fiction

  • Dr. Mohinder Kumar AssistantProfessorinEnglish GuruNanakCollege,Budhlada(Punjab) India


Almost all the works in the field of diaspora deal with the problems of the immigrants-their conflicts, loneliness, identity crisis, etc.; there are few works which talk beyond these stereotyped issues. In other words, no diasporic work portrays the lived experiences of diasporic bodies as individuals, as people with their very human dilemmas. The present paper deals with this novel subject through the first story of Jhumpa Lahiri’s Pulitzer-Prize winning collection Interpreter of Maladies i.e.,“A Temporary Matterâ€, and tries to show how Shoba and Shukumar, the fictional characters, are estranged from each other after their baby is stillborn, and are apparently unable to overcome this tragic event and mend their relationship.


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KUMAR, Dr. Mohinder. Jhumpa Lahiri’s “A Temporary Matterâ€: A Novel Illustration of Diasporic Fiction. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 7, p. 97, july 2018. ISSN 2582-3574. Available at: <https://www.ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/4409>. Date accessed: 03 aug. 2020.