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The Namesake

  • Study Guide

The Namesake is a novel by Jhumpa Lahiri that was first published in 2003.

Summary

Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis.

Characters

See a complete list of the characters in The Namesake and in-depth analyses of Gogol (Nikhil) Ganguli, Ashima Ganguli, Ashoke Ganguli, and Moushumi.

Main Ideas

Here's where you'll find analysis about the book as a whole.

Quotes

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Further Study

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Teacher's Handbook

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