Reaping the benefits of transitions
Having finally gotten an extended chance to read for pleasure on our recent holiday, I enjoyed, among other books, the novel, The Namesake (2003) by Jhumpa Lahiri. I was struck by the theme of the multi-cultural family. The main character Gogol Ganguli struggles to find a balance between his Indian heritage and his American upbringing. Gogol described his family’s regular visits to Calcutta, India as a surreal experience that neither his well-meaning relatives in India nor his close friends back in America could fully relate to.