Jhumpa Lahiriâ€™s â€œA Temporary Matterâ€: A Novel Illustration of Diasporic Fiction
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 Lahiriâ€™s Pulitzer-Prize winning collection Interpreter of Maladies i.e.,â€œA 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.