ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
Reader Mode
-A A +A
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.

Subscribers please login to access full text of the article.

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

649for India

$20for overseas users

Get instant access to the complete EPW archives

Subscribe now


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top