Domestic (Dis)Harmony and Alienation in Jhumpa Lahiri's" The Lowland"
Dr. Safia Asad

Jhumpa Lahiri's novel The Lowland, traces the fate of tender fraternal bonds torn asunder by violent politics. Lahiri's delineation of the narrative events purports to show how the absence of loved ones becomes covertly a portent haunting presence within the subconscious mind of the affected characters directing their own consequential ways of life through which they are goaded on. When their respective paths crisscross, Lahiri proves herself to be adept at depicting the unhappiness at the core of the intricate interpersonal relations that materializes. This paper attempts to grasp the import of this novel by situating the author's presence both in the post millennium Indian English fiction as well as in the fabric of the narrative. The trio of trauma, exile, and alienation pervades the entire novel.

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