The Resource The namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri

The namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri

Label
The namesake
Title
The namesake
Statement of responsibility
Jhumpa Lahiri
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Now a major motion picture! The namesake follows the Ganguli family through its journey from Calcutta to Cambridge to the Boston suburbs. Ashima and Ashoke Ganguli arrive in America at the end of the 1960s, shortly after their arranged marriage in Calcutta, in order for Ashoke to finish his engineering degree at MIT. Ashoke is forward-thinking, ready to enter into American culture if not fully at least with an open mind. His young bride is far less malleable. Isolated, desperately missing her large family back in India, she will never be at peace with this new world. Soon after they arrive in Cambridge, their first child is born, a boy. According to Indian custom, the child will be given two names: an official name, to be bestowed by the great-grandmother, and a pet name to be used only by family. But the letter from India with the child's official name never arrives, and so the baby's parents decide on a pet name to use for the time being. Ashoke chooses a name that has particular significance for him: on a train trip back in India several years earlier, he had been reading a short story collection by one of his most beloved Russian writers, Nikolai Gogol, when the train derailed in the middle of the night, killing almost all the sleeping passengers onboard. Ashoke had stayed awake to read his Gogol, and he believes the book saved his life. His child will be known, then, as Gogol
Accompanying matter
libretto or text
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lahiri, Jhumpa
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3562.A316
LC item number
N36 2007ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Sarita Choudhury
Reading level
7.2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Choudhury, Sarita
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich
  • Young men
  • East Indian Americans
  • Children of immigrants
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Coming of age
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 10:09:45
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
  • zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn144553896
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415944769
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
7ECA3C7A-7514-46C6-AC7E-F7F2C15E505D
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 146075 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 10:09:45
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
  • zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn144553896
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415944769
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
7ECA3C7A-7514-46C6-AC7E-F7F2C15E505D
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 146075 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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