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    In Jhumpa Lahiri’s short story A Temporary Matter, from Interpreter of Maladies, Lahiri narrates the story of Shoba and Shukumar, an Indian couple living in the United States, as they struggle to balance their traditional values with their contemporary lifestyle -- the old world with the new -- wh...
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    In her novel The Bastard of Istanbul, Elif Shafak tells the story of Mustafa, a Turkish man who has led a troubled childhood dictated by an abusive father and later goes on to rape his sister. Due to his painful childhood experiences, Mustafa is left in search of a medium to free himself from the ph...
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    In Xiaolu Guo’s 20 Fragments, Fenfang, an alienated rebellious teenager who leaves home to make a living for herself in Beijing, faces countless struggles to find a place for herself in the chaotic city. As she leaves old relationships to create new ones and leaves old jobs to accept news ones, sh...
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    As a young Indian in the first world, I realize that I am often unaware of much of India's reality: the education system -- which I have noticed is often more exam-based and focused in the academic direction, as opposed to the emphasis placed on extracurricular activities and athletics in the U...
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    Jhumpa Lahiri’s collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies, focuses on the issues contemporary Indians face in today’s world as they adapt to life between cultures. Bridging the gap between traditional Indian culture and that of the lands they have emigrated to, Lahiri follows the l...
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