Unaccustomed Earth

Unaccustomed Earth (English, Paperback, Lahiri Jhumpa)

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Unaccustomed Earth  (English, Paperback, Lahiri Jhumpa)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Random House, India
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9788184000603, 9788184000603
    • Pages: 344
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    Not even the most monotonous lives can escape drama. Indeed, all monotony tends to the high-flying emotions involved with love, hate, joy, sadness and regret in Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth, a collection of contemporary short stories about life, and living.

    Summary of the Book

    Unaccustomed Earth, both the title of the book and a short story in the collection, refers to the world that has not yet grown used to the tremors that flow underneath it. Ms. Lahiri speaks of a world constantly under barrage by natural and man-wrought tremors, an Earth, she says, that our ancestors would never recognize. These stories deal with Indian-Americans questioning their privileged lives. Ms. Lahiri's writing flows with her emotions and continues to carry her readers alongside. Eight stories in all, divided into two parts, the collection follows similar characters, down-to-earth and utterly human in their desires. The titular story follows Ruma, a young Indian housewife who moves to Seattle and puts her own career on hold for the demands of a familial life. Her recently widowed father joins her family and although Ruma thinks she will have to baby sit him, Ms. Lahiri shows that she is mistaken. The second half of the collection moves on to more longer stories, offering readers a chance to read novella-length stories such as Going Ashore, a story told from the perspective of neither protagonist, yet showing how both meet decades after their childhood.

    About Jhumpa Lahiri

    Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian American writer. She is well known for her collection of short-stories: Interpreter of Maladies, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize, and for her full-length novels: The Namesake and The Lowland.

    Ms. Lahiri was appointed a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities by Barack Obama. The Lowland was nominated for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award For Fiction. The Namesake has since been adapted into a film of the same name.

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    • Jhumpa Lahiri is the acclaimed author of The Interpreter\nof Maladies and The Namesake, which was made into a major motion picture\nby Mira Nair. She has received many awards and accolades, among them the\nPulitzer Prize for fiction in 2000.
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    Ratings & Reviews
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    5

    Simply awesome

    It is another mesmerising work from the pulitzer prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri. It is the simplicity of her writing which draws the readers towards her work. This book is also no exception and the stories can easily be related to the real life. One must read it once at least.
    I got this book at a mind blowing deal from flipkart. Thank you flipkart for making my shopping experience so nice.
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    Parshwonath Dey

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    Tracing the human emotions.

    Lahiri at her literary best. The collected short stories follow the lives of second generation Bengali immigrants to the United States. The stories are rich on insights into the minds of the characters, a style so typical of her. A very good weekend read or over the occasional afternoon siesta. People who are in awe of the complexity of the human mind and relationships will certainly enjoy it.
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    Suheldeep Sarkar

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    Feb, 2018

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    Excellent - like her other books

    The thing about Jhumpa's books' is that it explores the mindset of the characters in a very fascinating way. To familiar readers, Unaccustomed Earth would be a satisfying read. Part 1 of the book has disconnected short stories. Although the overall theme of the book is around the lives of Bengali immigrants settled in US and their adjustments, each story concentrates on a few subthemes - family ties, love, loneliness, relationships etc.
    The second part of the book - Hema and Kaushik is where ...
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    Rahul

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    May, 2014

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    Good Book, Great service!!

    Jhumpa Lahiri's books are astounding and this one lives up to expectations. Her delivery is exquisite and speaks to elegance. Flipkart lives up to it's clear and efficient product delivery more than usual :)
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    Navin Pothan

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    Apr, 2014

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    Tests your patience..

    Have you guys read Ayn Rand's Fountain head / Atlas Shrugged? Jumpa lahiri is trying to follow Ayn Rand it seems. At many places details which are totally irrelevant are being explained in a very detailed manner which tests your patience and irritates you. Also, at the end of the story you will not find much happening.. story ends just like that. Another irritating thing is books is full of bengalis who left calcutta and settled in US.. and nothing else..

    Go for it if you like watching art m...
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    Ram

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    Dec, 2013

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    A soul-stirring and brutally realistic book

    I have rated this book as 4.5 out of 5, and you need to know that I am not a lenient critic by any means. 'Unaccustomed Earth' has been written in a very simple language which is comprehensible even to a 12-year old. It is the way Jhumpa plays with words and with emotions that you cannot help develop a strong respect for her.

    You will love this book, but more than that, you will end up respecting the author for the way she can peep into your heart and into your life. At one time, I felt th...
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    Ritesh Agarwal

    Sep, 2013

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    Jhumpa culls out a few other gems

    Jhumpa engages you again… taking you into Bengali immigrants’ homes, into their lives, giving you a sneak preview of their relationships, lifting the veil off their hearts. He style is easy and minimalistic- that makes it layered. The Hema and Kaushik stories are very well crafted.
    But I would love to see Jhumpa break out of her mould of what seemed to be familiar space- what seems autobiographical.
    Do read it, if you have liked her earlier books – Interpreter of Maladies and the Namesake
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    Sanjay Rajan

    Sep, 2012

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    Another story that will live long...

    Jhumpa Lahiri happens to be my favourite writer. Though will not say that 'Unaccustomed Earth' was her best, yet the book would easily go down as her best after after 'Interpreter of Maladies'. The second part of this book 'Hema and Kaushik' was poignant and yet a superbly crafted story of human relations and unspoken human emotions. By the time I finished the story, I knew I was crying. After a long time a book made me cry. The characters have an earthy feel and the language is like a flowin...
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    Priyadarshini Ghosh

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    Aug, 2012

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    Unaccustomed Earth

    This is a nice book with short stories based on NRIs.
    One can have a read through who is interested in understanding the depth of any relationship.
    At times we donot realise when our lives become so busy that we forget to how gratitude to the better and good parts of our lives.
    Unaccustomed Earth has touched that corner of my heart which was lying idle for a long time.
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    Jul, 2012

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    Terrific purchase

    slightly overpriced but worth purchasing!
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    Abhishek Ranjan

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    A:it is a collection of short stories, particularly about life and the different kinds of people we come across.
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