ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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A Reading of Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland

The Self and the Political

Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland can be read as a narrative about what life could be in the absence of the ideological movements of the 1960s and the 1970s shaping the personal (and the political). This review aims to read the novel in particular as a comment on the psychology of the hyper-individualistic self emerging in the post-ideological era and its likely implications for democratic politics.



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